I can’t help it, again a Ottolenghi recipe from his new book Simple. For 2p, put approx 1.2 kilo of medium sized halved eggplants, halved and with a few incisions, on baking paper. Spread a drizzle of olive oil. Bake in the oven at 220° until they are roasted (approx 40mins). Add 250 grams of … More Lentils, eggplant and cherry tomatoes
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
Again, a recipe based on the latest Ottolenghi, pizza bianca. Iris is waiting for our future ‘cinema’-room to be ready. The boxes with DVD, CD and old video tapes will be unpacked soon. The red velvet sofa (also sleeping chair for guests) may soon be freed from its removal packaging. This pizza bianca will be … More Pizza bianca
The more I read in the last cookbook of Ottolenghi, the more I’m in love. A beautiful piece of burbot requires an appropriate recipe. For 2p, chop 400 grams of burbot in 4 pieces. Chop and fry 2 garlic cloves, 2 spring onions and 1 chili in a drizzle of olive oil. Add 2 cans … More Yes, I’m a real fan!
For 2p, chop 2 medium sized eggplants in large cubes (approx 3/3cm). Mix the cubes with 1 teaspoon of salt and put in a aluminium colander or steam basket. Heat a large pan with 3-5 cm of water. Once the water starts boiling, put the colander in the pan. Close the pan to steam the … More So inspiring, the Ottolenghi ’s cookbooks
1h and 20 mins in the car and we are in Florence. We leave our car near Piazza Michelangelo, enjoy the amazing view and walk to the centre. After a few hours of walking, shopping and a visit to the impressive exposition of Marina Ambramovic we arrive back home late, but , no problem my … More After a lovely day in Florence
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