Kale

Kale is an important ingredient in the Italian kitchen and is, in Tuscany, mainly used for the famous ‘ribollita’ ( = a thick all- in- one soup, literally translated as re-cooked). In the beginning of our Italian life, I experimented with this vegetable. Being used to cook al dente and to avoid waste ( one … More Kale

Savoy cabbage

Real spring outside and seasonal cooking can be tricky. Anyway, the ingredients for tonight are savoy cabbage and broccoli. I decide to combine them with coconut milk and green curry paste to create a ‘sunnier’ effect. Chop and wash 1 small savoy cabbage (600grams) in stripes. Chop and wash 500 grams of broccoli. Chop 4 … More Savoy cabbage

Barley, lentils, savoy cabbage and lots of cheesy sauce

Certain autumnal and winter vegetables can be kept, on a cool spot, for a few weeks as pumpkin, savoy cabbage, celwriac, white and red cabbage. For today’s recipe take the bigger outerleaves of a savoy cabbage. Store the leftover in the fridge and use in a puree, a paste or even in wintersalad. 10-12 outerleaves … More Barley, lentils, savoy cabbage and lots of cheesy sauce

After a visit to a local hairdresser, let’s have some green cabbage and lucious burrata

Going to a new hairdresser is always an adventure. Moving residence is a reason for the local police to check ‘you are you’. This local policeman asked me a lot of questions, told me the house we bought would have been big enough for his three kids and their families. He left by giving me … More After a visit to a local hairdresser, let’s have some green cabbage and lucious burrata

Brussels sprouts… nostalgic mood???

First frost in winter as initial start for Brussels sprouts doesn’t count anymore as ‘rule’, but let’s agree that we are in that kind of season now. For Iris those cute vegetables ask for mustard, so let’s find something more sophisticated. Libelle lekker.be has a whole edition with Pascale Naessens (cook/model/ceramist/popular). This idea of mustard … More Brussels sprouts… nostalgic mood???

Time for cabbage

Italians use a lot of cabbage in their recipes, and not only in the cold season. Green cabbage is one of the most popular ones, as side dish, filled, or in combination with other ingredients. Don’t eat it every day, because your intestines will not agree (too much nitrites). Boil 120 grams of big pasta … More Time for cabbage

After a week menu with puree, burgers, chicken + rice and pizza we are ready for a pasta ;-)

A dark cold day, although cheered up with an ice cream in San Gimignano (one of the best in the world), is ideal for a cosy pasta dish with cabbage. For 5p, cut 1 green cabbage in small pieces. Chop and fry 1 red onion, 6 garlic cloves. Add 500 grams of mixed minced meat. … More After a week menu with puree, burgers, chicken + rice and pizza we are ready for a pasta 😉