I’m a bit off schedule with my blogpost, but I have been busy for our guests. My parents in law are potato lovers. So this evening meal combines potatoes, green beans, tomatoes and calamari. Start with a chermoula. Mix 4 garlic cloves, 1/2 teaspoon, a handful of fresh parsley, 2 teaspoons of paprika powder, 2 … More Calamari
If you’re not into slow cooking, ignore this blog post. If you are, you probably know already. A tajine is a functional beauty in your kitchen. You can buy fancy ones, for too much money or simple, authentical ones for a reasonable price (especially in certain neighborhoods in big cities. Mix 200 grams of ricotta … More A tajine is not only a beauty in your kitchen
Fighting with long grass, packing for our trip to the Amalfi Coast, running on the treadmill….what a great Friday. No way that I will be able to empty our fridge tonight, but part of the fridge will travel with us to our ‘home’ in Ravello. Chop 1 large yellow bell pepper (400 grams ), 400 … More After a day of physical activity
Giorgio Locatelli has a new book ‘Made at home’. Delicious.nl gives us an idea about what kind of cuisine to expect. I bought a superfresh large octopus for 4p (1 1.5 kilo) and put it immediately in the freezer (I read that a frozen octopus gets tender quicker). Boil salted water in a large pan. … More Tonight more time and energy to enjoy a real italian dinner with friends.
My youngest brother, Ivan, and his partner, Peter, are real foodies. After my long journey I have to promise myself to go for the easy way. A short visit of Siena in the rain brings us to my favorite supermarket. The kind fishmonger shows me a large fresh sea bass of approx 2 kg, thus … More Back home and visitors are waiting 😉
For 2p marinate 250 grams of chicken filet in a mixture of 1 chopped onion, 3 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped spicy little pepper, 1 table spoon of coriander, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon of sweet paprika powder, 1 teaspoon of ras el hanout, the juice of 1 lemon … More Dates, perfect in sweet and spicy recipes
Buy a good quality chicken and divide it into different parts. For 2p, make your choice and put the other parts in the freezer for a later occasion. Marinate the chicken in a mixture of 2 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped spicy little pepper, 2 teaspoons of turmeric, 2 teaspoons of ginger powder, 2 table … More It has been a while since we had a tajine, no?
Although grapefruit is a winter ingredient, it’s a perfect to use in a summer dish. Green beans, or asparagus beans (less work to cut the ends of ;-))are at their best in this season. Cut 400 grams of green beans in pieces of 3-4 cm. Add 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 spicy little pepper and … More Grapefruit and salmon in a lovely summer recipe
For 2p cut a fennel. Do you know that the female (with the real hips) fennel has a sweeter taste than the male (longer shaped and slim hips)? No idea whether there are also ‘in-betweens’ with the most delicate taste??? Anyway, chop a female fennel, 1 onion, 4 garlic cloves and 1 spicy little pepper. … More In love with fregola!
For 6p 1,5 kilo of monkfish. Remove the skin and cut in smaller parts. Prepare the marinade of chermoula with 2 chopped garlic cloves, 1 tea spoon of sea salt, 2 teaspoons of cumin, 1 teaspoon of paprika. Grind everything in a mortire. Add 1 bunch of chopped fresh coriander. Grind in the mortire. Add … More Tajine with monkfish