Fresh borlotti beans

The season of fresh borlotti beans has started. I never prepared a dish with the fresh ones, so I checked internet to find some typical recipes. Cooking time varies from one recipe to the other😏, between 10 minutes ( which is surely not correct) and 45 minutes. I decide to remove only the large outer … More Fresh borlotti beans

Ratatouille

We recently discovered rats 😨in the heating room. I’m trying really hard to convince myself that rats are cute, as in the lovely Disney movie. I’m trying…but in the meanwhile I hope that the ‘plastic boxes’ have done their job.1 large eggplant, 4 small courgettes, 1 red onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1 can of chopped … More Ratatouille

Cosy cooking

Cooking for 2p is cosy, but, you know, I really would look forward to cook for at least 10p. Anyway, this recipe is a simple and healthy combination, inspired by Bill Grainger. Boil 120 grams of barley al dente in salted water. Mix 1 sliced onion, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 500 grams of halved cherry … More Cosy cooking

Some tomatoes, some cucumbers, some fresh basil, some burrata…let’s make some pasta

It’s the last evening before shopping, so I check my fridge and look what’s left.I definitely made a mistake in my planning, but, no problem, we’ll find something.Chop 2 smaller cucumbers, 400 grams of cherry tomatoes, 1 large red onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1 chili and 4 cm of fresh ginger. Put in an oven … More Some tomatoes, some cucumbers, some fresh basil, some burrata…let’s make some pasta

Filled cutie

A tasty pumpkin of approx 1 kilo is a perfect portion for 2p.Halve the pumpkin, remove the seeds. Put the halves with the skin upwards in an oven dish( 1 for each is nice to serve). Spread some oil. Bake in the oven at 200° for 30 mins. Stop the oven and keep the pumpkin … More Filled cutie

Help, no internet connection for the entire weekend

How lucky we are to have connection with the world outside thanks to internet and social media. Due to a general technical problem we are disconnected for a few days.One of the reasons to cook on a gas stove is that, even if there’s a problem with electricity, cooking is still possible😉.Nduja piccante is a … More Help, no internet connection for the entire weekend

Mackerel in a coat

Mackerel is a real cheap fish. Mackerel filets are perfect to store in the freezer. So if they are available I will always buy a portion for a later occasion. 300 grams is a perfect portion for 2p. This recipe, which I found in the Christmas edition of delicious.nl is goodloocking and tasty. Blanch 8 … More Mackerel in a coat

Purple day

Certain days are over before they really started. Today is one of those. So a bit of beautiful color will cheer me up.Pre boil 800 grams of beetroot for 20 mins. Remove the skin and chop in cubes.Clean 600 grams of purple potatoes. Cut in slices or cubes. Chop 1 red onion, 4 garlic cloves … More Purple day