The hottest day in Italy since the start of the measurments.

Calamari, breadcrumb, garlic, lemon, tomato…the smell of summer! For 2 p clean 500 grams of fresh squid. Fry  1 chopped spicy pepper, 6 chopped garlic cloves and 2 handful of old breadcrumb in a good drizzle of olive oil. Add pepper and salt. Bake until crispy and golden brown. Put the mixture on kitchen paper … More The hottest day in Italy since the start of the measurments.

Pasta caprese

I have a confession to make : certain days I would prefer not to cook but, never ever, I would decide not to eat a warm meal in the evening ;-). This recipe is an ideal ‘in between’. Start by heating the oven at 160°. Put 250 grams halved cherry tomatoes on baking paper. Add … More Pasta caprese

Cauliflower pizza

Cauliflower is popular again, and that’s a good thing, because it’s healthy, it’s cheap and can be prepared in some many different ways. Magimix does the job today. Put the cauliflower in the blender. Mix the ‘cauliflower-flower’ with 50 grams of almond flower, pepper, salt and 1 table spoon of dried basil. Add 4 eggs. … More Cauliflower pizza

Mackerel, hasselback potatoes and oven baked tomatoes, pure and simple.

Start with the potatoes. Make the incisions (hasselback technique). Put the potatoes in a oven dish. Add some salt and oil. Bake in the oven at 180° for approx 45-60 mins (depends on the size of the potatoes). Clean the fish and fill with some onion, fresh basil and lemon. Add pepper and salt. Half … More Mackerel, hasselback potatoes and oven baked tomatoes, pure and simple.

Sardines, tomato, wild fennel and pasta? Real Italian!!!

I’m not an expert in discovering eatable plants (although I try;-)), but wild fennel is an easy one with its combination of the typical smell and shape. Walking a few meters outside our living place here in Siena I discovered several little bushes of that fabulous wild herb. The edition of June 2017 of my … More Sardines, tomato, wild fennel and pasta? Real Italian!!!

After a short visit to Belgian, DocV is back with new ideas for a tasty summer

Ricotta in a sunny version For this recipe buy good quality ricotta. 1 slice of 100 grams for each person. Chop 1 big red onion, 2 garlic cloves. Add 1 table spoon of unsalted capres and some fresh oregan leaves and 500 grams of halved cherry tomatoes. Mix with some olive oil and spread on … More After a short visit to Belgian, DocV is back with new ideas for a tasty summer

Pasta alla Norma, one of the favorites, but ‘di mare’ today

Chop  1 big eggplant in thin pieces. Put in a colander with some salt. Leave for at least 30 mins. Rinse and dry. Bake 4 chopped garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil. Add the eggplant and bake while stirring. When the aubergines are all glazy, add 1 can of passata, 1 table spoon … More Pasta alla Norma, one of the favorites, but ‘di mare’ today