One more

The first pumpkins are available. Although the original recipe uses a butternut, I use a a small local one which is probably a bit dryer. Heat the oven at 220°. Mix 1 sliced pumpkin with 2 sliced red onions, 4 chopped garlic cloves, a handful of sage leaves, salt, pepper and 2-3 table spoons of … More One more

Fresh fresh fresh

Although we are in the red zone until after the Easter weekend, a visit to the market was ‘allowed’ to buy food and plants. So tonight we can have some fresh sea bass, ovenbaked new potatoes, and roasted broccoli with oranges and black olives😋.Chop 700 grams of broccoli in litte roses and cubes ( add … More Fresh fresh fresh

My occasional meat

Chicken or Italian sausages are on my personal plate only occasionally. Beef, lamb, duck or any kind of other meat I don’t really miss although I won’t refuse if I’m eating in a restaurant or if I’m invited. Tonight’s recipe wouldn’t be the same without little meatballs ( Iris has her vegetarian substitute). Chop 500 … More My occasional meat

Kitchen tools

I have an impressive amount of kitchen equipment, although certain tools I rarely use. A spiralizer is one of those things. It creates lovely vegetable curls, but ( mine is for sure) it’s not really handy. I must admit that this salad would be less attractive without.Marinate 300 grams of defrosted and dried scampi in … More Kitchen tools

Although it’s chilly and wet in Tuscany, we’ll have a colorful salad

Slice 1 raw fennel and a bunch of radishes thinly. Add the meat and juice of 2 grapefruit. Mix and store cool. Chop 2 dates in little pieces. Put in a sauce pan. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon, 2 table spoons of water and 1 table spoon of maple syrup. Heat an stir until … More Although it’s chilly and wet in Tuscany, we’ll have a colorful salad

Straw asparagus

Fresh thin green asparagus is probably one of my beloved spring ingredients.Remove the hard part of 600 grams of green asparagus (don’t use a knife, but use your hands, the asparagus will split spontaneously on the right spot. Rinse and cut in smaller parts.Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves, 1-2 chili in a drizzle of … More Straw asparagus