Last weekend we invited our dear Italian friends for a dinner. I have to admit, I wanted to impress with non Italian recipes. We were only 6 and I cooked for 10, knowing that leftovers could be used in another version. The buffet will be explained in other blog posts. Our dinner tonight is a … More Last weekend I let myself go in cooking too much food
Raw, peeled or grated potatoes become easily brown due to an enzyme reaction which is not harmful at all. My ‘patate alla tarantina’ recipe of today is a perfect example. It looks weird but tastes the same. Peel, wash and grate 500 grams of potatoes. Drain and dry to remove most of the liquid. Mix … More Nothing wrong with ‘brown’potatoes
The artichokes season is getting towards the end. Today’s dish is a marriage between winter and spring, and thus between artichokes, fresh peas and beans. Start with cleaning 5 baby artichokes. Cut them in quarters and put in water with lemon juice. Clean 800 grams of fresh beans and 1 kilo of fresh peas. Fill … More Vignarola😋
Green cabbage is healthy, cheap and rich of possibilities. For 2p one cabbage is often too much. After steaming the leaves you can easily store a few leaves in the freezer for another occasion. Use the big leaves for this recipe. Drain the leaves after steaming. Chop and fry 1 onion, 4 garlic cloves in … More Green cabbage in layers
My body is not willing to allow me all this repetitive, physical work. I try to ignore the signals, but it doesn’t work, and now, I’m punished with interrupted nights, and limited activity. Movement feels better than rest, but, being a physician, I know, it’s probably only inflammation of muscles which needs rest. Nothing to … More Painful neck and shoulder, easy cooking….
Again, a recipe based on the latest Ottolenghi, pizza bianca. Iris is waiting for our future ‘cinema’-room to be ready. The boxes with DVD, CD and old video tapes will be unpacked soon. The red velvet sofa (also sleeping chair for guests) may soon be freed from its removal packaging. This pizza bianca will be … More Pizza bianca
I love broccoli but their sibling, the romanesco is the winner in the beauty contest. Chop the cabbage in flowers, and don’t forget to chop the stem as well. Boil some salted water. Add the vegetables and cook al dente. Remove from the water. Use the same water to prepare whole grain pasta (120 grams … More Stylish romanesco cabbage