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
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.
‘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
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 😉