Celery and turmeric

Celery has become a popular ingredient,.and above all, it’s really cheap and healthy đź‘Ť. For 2p, chop 500 grams of potatoes and 1 small sized celery of approx 800 grams in cubes of 2 cm. Mix with 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds, pepper, salt and … More Celery and turmeric

Dinner for 4

Elodie is leaving the company and says goodbye to the team in Siena. It’s nice to see her and to show her our house in progress. Bruschetti with fresh porcini are a perfect starter, cfr blogpost Porcini and truffle after a trip to Assisi and Perugia. The november edition of delicious.nl magazine inspires me for … More Dinner for 4

Tacchino al latte di cocco e curcuma

The monthly magazine of COOP supermarket costs 1 euro and is a perfect source to discover local ingredients. It’s also noticable that Italians gradually allow other cookings influences on their table. Remarkable is that when we first arrived in september 2016 a few ingredients as fresh coriander were hard to get. Everybody who visited us … More Tacchino al latte di cocco e curcuma

More squash!

Squash pre-baked in the oven with some olive oil always taste better. Pre-prepare the squash preferably the day before (to save energy while cooking another dish in the oven). Chop and fry 2 onions, 6 garlic cloves and 4 cm of fresh ginger in some olive oil. Add the pumpkin, 4 chopped tomatoes, 1 table … More More squash!


The South African  recipe, Bobotie, has probably a lot of variations, but surely a lovely list of ingredients. Above all it’s a superb dish to prepare in advance and to serve with a simple green salad. For 3p fry 1 red chopped onion, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 table spoon of curry powder, 1 teaspoon … More Bobotie