Purple cauliflower

Chop 1 purple( is not necessary but I couldn’t resist) cauliflower in little roses. Spread on baking paper. Mix with 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 table spoon of mild curry powder, 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds and some salt. Spread some olive oil. Bake in the oven at 180° for approximately 30 mins. Stir halfway. … More Purple cauliflower

Pomegranate season

A pomegranate tree is beautiful, in the spring with its awesome flowers, and in automn with its delicious fruit, a real must have in our garden. Slice 1 red onion. Mix with the juice of 1 lemon, some red wine vinegar, 1 table spoon of honey and 5 chopped dates. Put 250 grams of halloumi … More Pomegranate season

Canned artichokes ?

Fresh artichokes are superb, but canned artichokes can be a perfect alternative for a lazy day or when baby artichokes are not available. Prebake a ready made puff pastry (make a few holes with a fork) in a cake form covered with firmly pressed baking paper in the oven at 180° for approx 10 mins. … More Canned artichokes ?

‘Involtini’ seem to be completely different from ‘meatrolls’

Iris doesn’t like any other meat than chicken or turkey, although now and again I’m ‘allowed’ to prepare pork, on one condition : no fat, no hard bits. The involtini of pork, a traditional Italian recipe, is worth to try, even it will be only once ;-). For the filling of 2 rolls (one pp) … More ‘Involtini’ seem to be completely different from ‘meatrolls’

Breakfast or tea time? La torta di mele is a real classic in Italy.

Eating cake for breakfast is not really what I would do, but in countries such as Italy or Spain it’s very common. They rarely eat breakfast at home. A few coffees, a croissant or some cake is a classical breakfast. I have my ‘healthy’ ideas about that habit, but a piece of cake in the … More Breakfast or tea time? La torta di mele is a real classic in Italy.

Roasted cauliflower could become the star ingredient of the decade

‘The Green Kitchen at Home’ is a perfect inspirer for vegetarian cooking. The middle eastern salad with cauliflower and lentils is fabulous. For 2p,  roast 1 medium sized cauliflower – cut  in little roses (no waste, so please, cut the stem in small cubes) and mixed with 3 table spoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon … More Roasted cauliflower could become the star ingredient of the decade

In between visitors, time for two and moment to recycle ;-)

Leftovers of risotto can be used in the most delicious Sicilian appetizer or lunch even, arancini, or can be transformed in a frittata, but never the following day (my personal opinion). So, store the leftover ( of course in a certain amount) in the freezer and defrost on time for the frittata. Remember the pumpkin … More In between visitors, time for two and moment to recycle 😉