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
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 ?
Jamie Olivers’ new book is full of classical Italian cuisine alla Jamie, and I hope to have it soon in my collection ;-). Delicious.nl comments this recipe as ‘spectacular, awesome’, which Iris and I can only confirm. For 2p peel and cut 2 red onions in quarters. Heat 1 small can of anchovies with the … More Cauliflower is never boring!
A lot of visitors are ‘afraid’ of squid. I always try to convince them to try it, just once. The sea is changing, due to the climatogical changes, and thus squid in general is moving towards more Northern countries. A real octopus with large tentacles is probably to shocking as first ‘contact with the squid … More Just try it, grilled squid!
Although I know it’s not the most healthy ingredient, I love the local sausage meat. Meatlove for 2 is impossible, but a leftover is also nice cold as lunch. For a ‘summer’ version, it’s important to add some color. Chicken and Italian sausages contain already enough salt and certain other spices. Mix 400 grams of … More Meatlove docV /Italian style
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’
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.