I’m still here😉

What a lovely weekend! Blue skies, sunny wintertime…I love this place on earth. Breakfast outside, a few phone calls, some cooking, the last bit of painting for this year, a lovely walk, afternoon tea and cooking for just the two of us. What a gift! I bought a few portobellos and I don’t remember what … More I’m still here😉

Sweet clementine

Yvette van Boven, a cookbook writer who regularly publishes recipes in delicious.nl, loves to cook with fruit and I love her recipes. She manages to create a warm cosy vibe. Lentils, fish, clementines and black olives… Boil 150 grams of good quality lentils ( the ones of Castelluccio for example) in salted water with a … More Sweet clementine

Barley, lentils, savoy cabbage and lots of cheesy sauce

Certain autumnal and winter vegetables can be kept, on a cool spot, for a few weeks as pumpkin, savoy cabbage, celwriac, white and red cabbage. For today’s recipe take the bigger outerleaves of a savoy cabbage. Store the leftover in the fridge and use in a puree, a paste or even in wintersalad. 10-12 outerleaves … More Barley, lentils, savoy cabbage and lots of cheesy sauce

Flavor

Ottolenghi has a new book Flavor. The September edition of delicious.nl is extra thick with Yotam Ottolenghi as guest editor. Tonight’s dinner for 6 is a variation on the eggplant rolls with dahl. My ‘creation’ is an easier version, with even more vegetables. People sometimes complain that the ingredient list is to extensive. If I … More Flavor

Roasted cauliflower

Oven roasted cauliflower is so much tastier than the ‘normal’versions. I love it. Cut a small cauliflower in little roses and cubes (no waste). Spread on baking paper. Mix with a drizzle of olive oil and 1 table spoon of cumin seeds. Roast in the oven at 180° for approximately 30 minutes. Stir halfway. Boil … More Roasted cauliflower

Far from the traditional version of moussaka, but still delicious and vegetarian 😋

We all try to reduce the animal proteins. Traditional recipes are turned into vegetarian versions. Moussaka is one of those famous traditions with a lot of different varieties. Chop and fry 1onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1 chili, 1 carrot and 2 stems of white celery in a drizzle of olive oil. Add 1 table spoon … More Far from the traditional version of moussaka, but still delicious and vegetarian 😋

Tadka dal

Lentils are a must at an Indian diner. No red, no yellow but brown Tuscan lentils for our dal. Cover 150 grams of lentils with cold water. Cook gently for approximately 30 minutes, until al dente. Bake 2 teaspoons of cumin in a drizzle of oil. Add 1 chopped onion, 4 chopped garlic cloves and … More Tadka dal