Inviting people for dinner is fun, as long as you take time to prepare in advance, thinking about the menu, the shopping list, the timing. Whatever you can prepare in advance, do it. The ‘mis-en-place ‘ is often more than 50%of the cooking time. Ottolenghi has great recipes for a lot of people. The fritters … More Fritters of green peas
For 2p, chop 2 garlic cloves. Heat a large pan. Add a drizzle of olive oil. Add the garlic and 500 grams of fresh, clean spinach. Bake until the spinach has reduced until 3 handfuls of vegetables. Drain. Mix with 175 grams of ricotta, pepper and salt. Put 2 garlic cloves, 1 large handful of … More Spinach, tomato sauce and ricotta in a delicious vegetarian pasta dish
There are many different cheese cakes and torte della nonna. Especially when they start to become lookalikes, I love them. So I often prepare something in between, and it is so easy if you start with a ready made pastry. Mix 500 grams of low fat Greek yoghurt with 100 gram of low fat ricotta, … More Something sweet in between cheese cake and torta della nonna
Our temporary kitchen is not so ideal to make home made pasta, but, I promised. It’s really amazing how many recipes you can find to prepare pasta dough. What is really important is the right flour, 00 or fine semolina. For each 100,150 grams of flour you need 1 egg. Add some oil to make … More Extra large ravioli
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 ?
A quiche as a solitary dish for 2p can be too much but is a perfect lunch for the following day, or if you are both really hungry, can be finished. Puff pastry is probably the most elegant dough for a quiche. Prebaking is always better to guarantee a cripsy bottom. Instead of using dried … More Good looking quiche
Still to many fresh ingredients in the fridge, so no need to discuss the menu, pizza today!! A ready made rectangular pizza with spinach, ricotta, almond flakes and fresh salmon filet is no ‘second hand’ menu, but the ingredients which I can still find in the fridge. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves, 1 red … More My turn, pizza with ‘fridge’