If I clean a portion of 6 young artichokes I have a nice portion(+/- 600 grams) for 2p. Cut the artichokes in 8 and store in cool water and the juice of 1 lemon. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil. Add the drained artichokes and 2 teaspoons of dried … More The last package of North Sea shrimps
He always hoped something would fall on the floor. If I spent too many hours in the kitchen he would move himself to a less comfy but stylish pillow to snore in the kitchen while I was cooking. He was our dearest friend for almost 12 years. Today he died peacefully, in between the two … More My sous-chef
As you know, I’m from Belgium. So if we travel by car we ‘import’ some ingredients. The North Sea shrimps are so delicate, so delicious, so much more flavor than the scampi, especially in their purest version. Avocado is also one of those ingredients which are bad for your ecological footprint, but they can be … More Awesome imported food
Fennel is at its best for the moment. There are lots of possible recipes with this delicious ingredient. Let’s start with a velvet soup. Chop and fry 2 fennels, 2 onions and 2 garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil. Add 1 chili and 1 tablespoon of dried basil. Stir. Once the vegetables are … More Time for a bowl of soup
Our airbnb appartment in Brussels is great, lots of light, a small terrace, a cosy living room with kitchen. My social day program is really busy. Iris has a lot of meetings at work. One evening home cooking in one week is a minimum. Chop 2 eggplants and 1 onion. Add a drizzle of olive … More No restaurant tonight
I haven’t seen white or purple asparagus here in Tuscany. The green ones of today are from Puglia. White asparagus are more common in Belgium but are often expensive. We were always lucky to get super fresh ones from one of the nephews of one of the monastic sisters who lived opposite our house. Tonight … More Green or white or purple asparagus?
I’m aware of my ecological footprint. With full respect of nature, climate, season I hope to become more responsible. Now and again I fly back to my home country to visit family and friends. Now and again they take a plane to visit us. North Sea shrimps are always superb present if the travelling conditions … More Would it be a good idea to negotiate a transport of North Sea shrimps from Belgium to Italy?
Yes, too lazy for shopping, but after a day of ‘assembling ikea furniture’ I hope you can understand. Our small freezer wanted to hide 200 grams of North Sea shrimps for us ;-). Luckely I’m a good inspector, especially on days I don’t feel for shopping although, we don’t have a lot left. Frozen fresh … More Too lazy to go to the grocery store
It would be a lovely idea to have a family reunion in our house one day, but our house is not yet ready to have so many guests, and my mother would never consider to travel, even if her health condition would allow her, during that period. Thus, apart from getting new windows, floors I … More Christmas = going back to Belgium
The chaos in the house is still guaranteed. In a few days a lot will be done at the same time (new floors and installation of the new windows). Symbolically we wanted one of our dearest friends, Leen, to be our first guest to stay for a few days, as she was our first guest … More Our first real guest