Capres are in fact unopened flower buds of the Capparis spinosa. To conserve them they can be put on salt or in vinegar. Rinse 500 grams of cherry tomatoes. Halve them. Put in an oven dish. Add 4 chopped garlic cloves, a handful of chopped fresh basil, 1 chili, 3 table spoons of chopped drained … More Capres
Rinse 500 grams of fresh spinach. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil. Add the spinach for a few mins. Once the spinach has shrunk, stop the fire. Add pepper, salt and a handful of chopped fresh basil. Spread the spinach in an oiled oven dish. Create little nests. Put … More Life can be simple ❤
I try hard to reduce plastic containers and other plastic material. Sadly enough radishes are not available without. Almost every vegetable here in Italy is sold per kilogram, as radishes. If you would present them without package a lot of people would leave the green part and only take the radishes. In the near future … More Pickled radishes
Iris gave me a few years ago a special ‘smoke ‘barbecue, which I never used because I’m not a ‘fire’ person. To smoke your own fish seems of course a delicious idea. In one of the recent magazines of Libelle-lekker.be I read this recipe of smoked fish in the oven, on pine cones. Let’s try. … More How to smoke salmon in the oven?
First frost in winter as initial start for Brussels sprouts doesn’t count anymore as ‘rule’, but let’s agree that we are in that kind of season now. For Iris those cute vegetables ask for mustard, so let’s find something more sophisticated. Libelle lekker.be has a whole edition with Pascale Naessens (cook/model/ceramist/popular). This idea of mustard … More Brussels sprouts… nostalgic mood???
It’s winter and Iris doesn’t eat enough fruit (I always have my daily amount). So I decided to prepare 3 portions of this super easy recipe with 1 chopped mango, 250 grams of raspberry and 125 grams of blue berries. Make a mixture of 2 eggs, 200 ml of coconut cream and 1 table spoon … More You want a delicious breakfast/dessert/snack?
When I was a teenager, living in Belgium, eggplant was known as an ingredient in ratatouille or in minestrone and that was about it. Travelling around Europe and the rest of the world I realized that eggplant is so much more than that. The only real important rule is : eggplant needs to be well … More Filled eggplant
Oil a round oven dish. Clean 400 grams of carrots, chop in quarters. Clean 300 grams of green beans. Chop 4 garlic cloves and 1 peperoncini. Cut 300 grams of small potatoes in halves. Put everything in the oven dish. Buy 1 small chicken. Cut in pieces. Keep the bones, wings and spine to prepare … More Easy cooking
Steam 500 grams of chopped carrots in the microwave until al dente. Drain and add 1 can of drained chickpeas, 3 garlic cloves, 1 peperoncini, 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon of dried basil. Blend, taste, add pepper and salt. If the mixture is too liquid you can add some breadcrumb. Oil your hands … More Vegetarian burgers without pickles 😉
I love the smell of barbecue, but I’m not so into barbecue-ing myself. Healthy, tasty, economic, creative,…., and also ‘safe’ cooking is one of my prefered adjectives. Only, if someone-experienced-and addictive would stand next to the barbecue I’m willing to prepare all the marinades, side dishes, sauces. Also for a group of 2p? Not really, … More No, I’m not a real barbecue fan.