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.