A Shepherd’s pie or hachis parmentier in a vegetarian version???

There is a major contradiction in the meaning of the original shepherd’s pie ( or hachis parmentier) and ‘vegetarian’ once you realize leftover meat should be the most important ingredient. So just ignore Wikipedia, and start making an oven dish with lots of vegetables and mashed potatoes. For 2 healthy people, wash 500 grams od … More A Shepherd’s pie or hachis parmentier in a vegetarian version???

Unlimited number

Google recipes for eggplant and tomatoes and you’ll find an incredible amount of variations. It’s really easy to create some more. For 4p you need : 4 large eggplants, 1 kilo of cherry tomatoes, 6-8 garlic cloves, 4 salted sun-dried tomatoes, 400 grams of mozzarella and 16 salted anchovies filets. Start the oven at 200 … More Unlimited number

A wish list

A few days before people are arriving I ask for a wish list for breakfast and dinner. Ingrid and Guido will be here in approximately 5h. Time enough to prepare a simple fennel soup, fresh bread and a stew with polpo. Boil 1,5 kilo of frozen polpo for 1h in plain water. Chop 1 large … More A wish list

Dinner with a view

It takes so much more than good food to turn a dinner into a moment of enjoyment, even if the food itself is not unimportant. Outdoor dinners in good company and with an amazing view are my favorites. And honestly, we have a lot to of those awesome dinners at our place. Tonight’s dinner is … More Dinner with a view

My love for eggs

I order fresh eggs from Stefania. I love a soft boiled egg in the morning. Recipes with eggs will always get my attention: delicious, cheap and attractive. Tonight’s dinner is based on an ingredient which I discovered in Italy : agretti or barba di frate ( friar beard). If they are super fresh they are … More My love for eggs

Slow cooking

The words ‘tian’ and ‘tajine’ are borrowed from French, one in Old Provençal, the other Berber “from the Greek têganon [ …] “frying pan”, “flat earth” …is what I read online. A tian is most commenly based on layers of vegetables cooked in their own liquid, where a tajine is normally filled in a ‘less … More Slow cooking

Day dreaming

It’s almost a year now that our lives our ruled by a tiny little creature. What would it have been like if we had known from the beginning that this would take so long? Routine is a powerful source to survive. Focusing on daily life, enjoying small things, without getting lost in long term personal … More Day dreaming