Trying to find the perfect balance in a dinner is not always easy. I often start by deciding the main course, then the first coarse and /or the appetizers. The dessert is always my last step: pretty, colorful, not too heavy, manageable portions. Fresh oranges are abundant in December. In one of my older cookbooks, … More Find the appropriate after dinner dessert
In the Christmas edition of delicious.nl I find a lot of inspiration for the future visit of Emilie, one of my lovely nieces. There is a lot that I don’t really understand of the vegan philosophy, but the recipes are usually really creative. Grilled chicory with roasted nuts and a romesco sauce is awesome. Most … More What a great starter!
Inspired again by Ottolenghi’s cookbook Simple, I decide to prepare a stew with squid. Instead of calamari I buy moscardini, super fresh and only 10 euro per kilo. 500 grams of moscardini is, after cleaning a nice portion for 2p. Prepare this recipe for the same day, or the following day (even better). Chop and … More Stew with moscardini
Talking about living in Italy with Italian friends is so much easier while eating ;-). My starter and dessert were finished before thinking about taking a picture, so those recipes will wait for a later occasion. The main dish is a perfect dish to prepare in advance. Fregola is a typical pasta from Sardegna and … More Dinner with friends
For 2p you need : 500 grams of a good tasting pumpkin, 3 beetroots of moderate size, 100g feta, garlic cloves (2 pp?), juice and zeste of 2 oranges, 1 table spoon of honey (I used chestnut honey 1table spoon of dried thyme, some fresh ginger in little pieces or grated if you prefer, 50 … More Pumpkin and beetroot with feta sage crumble