Inviting people for dinner is fun, as long as you take time to prepare in advance, thinking about the menu, the shopping list, the timing. Whatever you can prepare in advance, do it. The ‘mis-en-place ‘ is often more than 50%of the cooking time. Ottolenghi has great recipes for a lot of people. The fritters … More Fritters of green peas
If I would have to describe the taste of hot summer nights the flavor of sweet juicy tomatoes is probably the best description. As a child I could eat tomatoes like apples. My mother used to make tons of passata in the summer. At that moment the tomatoes were at their best, cultivated under the … More Luscious tomatoes
It could be interpreted as ‘over organisation ‘, but if we have friends staying for a few days I have my menu and shopping list ready for the whole time. Our two fridges can store fresh food for 4p for approx 4-5 days. On Thursday we can visit the local market for some extra fruit … More Ingrid and Guido, friends since 30 years, are easy guests
The evening before we leave our house in Italy to go to Belgium for 10 days, the whole fridge will be divided in dinner, our lunch and snacks for the following day. Soak 150 grams of breadcrumb with 100 grams of sour cream, 100 grams of Greek yoghurt, a leftover of a tofu spread, 4 … More The whole fridge in one dish😂
Sorry that I’m repetitive, but my secret friend Ottolenghi is an expert in salads, perfectly to be prepared in advance and to be served at room temperature. The couscous salad with cherry tomatoes makes everybody happy, in combination with fish or meat, in combination with other side dishes, or as a separate light meal. For … More What a passe-partout side dish!
It feels like summer, those Caribbean ingredients. Fishcakes are a perfect reason to buy a kitchen robot. Fill the small blender with 300 grams ( 2p) of white fish cubes, 1 egg, 2 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chili, the zeste of 1 lime, 1 teaspoon of roasted cumin, 1/2 of a bunch of coriander. A … More Fishcakes, mango and coriander😍
I’m a big fan of Ottolenghi and I love Italy, for many good reasons. In his last book “Simple’ I discover, every time I stroll around the book, new dishes to try. Today, on page 206, a dish with lamb gets my attention. We have guests tonight ( they are curious about our home cinema … More Ottolenghi meets Italy