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