Wedding anniversary

Iris and I married 9 years ago on 30/10/2010. We were the first female couple in Tervuren, near Brussels. Although we have other( more) special days of anniversary this one is the official one. No restaurant, no friends, nothing fancy…dinner in our home cinema 🥰. 400 grams of skinless mackerel, 1 tomato, 1 chili, 3 … More Wedding anniversary

Fish on the menu

Living in Castelnuovo Berardenga now where there are two little supermarkets, fresh fish will be a good reason to go to Siena. Ottolenghi’s last book, Simple, is amazing. The ovenbaked rice with caramalized tomatoes and mackerel filet with pistachio and cardamom seem a wonderful combination. Put 500 grams of cherry tomatoes, 6 chopped garlic cloves, … More Fish on the menu

Mackerel, hasselback potatoes and oven baked tomatoes, pure and simple.

Start with the potatoes. Make the incisions (hasselback technique). Put the potatoes in a oven dish. Add some salt and oil. Bake in the oven at 180° for approx 45-60 mins (depends on the size of the potatoes). Clean the fish and fill with some onion, fresh basil and lemon. Add pepper and salt. Half … More Mackerel, hasselback potatoes and oven baked tomatoes, pure and simple.