Scaccia ragusana

This recipe is already a while on my list. Wikipedia is again a great helpline to understand the origin. ‘Scaccia (plural: scacce) or scacciata is a stuffed flat bread in Sicilian cuisine. Scaccia is made with a very thin rectangular layer of dough, folded on itself three or four times. It can be stuffed with different ingredients, the more common variations are … More Scaccia ragusana

Cherry tomatoes

I’m always impressed by looking at the amount of fruit and vegetables we consume every week. One of the most used ingredient is for sure the small sized tomato. They have this amazing gift to cheer up every meal. It’s Wednesday and thus the fridge is almost empty. A portion ( almost 700 grams) of … More Cherry tomatoes

One more

The first pumpkins are available. Although the original recipe uses a butternut, I use a a small local one which is probably a bit dryer. Heat the oven at 220°. Mix 1 sliced pumpkin with 2 sliced red onions, 4 chopped garlic cloves, a handful of sage leaves, salt, pepper and 2-3 table spoons of … More One more

Hot and cold

Another delicious recipe for an Ottolenghi summer buffet are the hot roasted tomatoes served on fresh cold Greek yogurt. Spread 500 grams of cherry tomatoes in an oven dish. Mix with 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, a pinch of candy sugar, 4 sliced garlic cloves, a few stems of fresh thyme, a few stems of … More Hot and cold

Ladies night with a summer Ottolenghi buffet

Anria,  Diane and Iris are ‘sacrificing’ themselves for a series of lovely recipes from Ottolenghi’s cookbook Simple. To catch up with my readers, I will post a recipe every following day. I will start with a cold soup with cucumber and cauliflower. Parboil the little roses (+/-400 grams) of 1 small cauliflower in boiling water … More Ladies night with a summer Ottolenghi buffet

What a team!

Don’t worry, I’m not going to write about soccer, I’m definitely a foodblogger. Oskar, our sweet and energetic one year old puppy, is gifted with many talents. One of his talents is an incredible nose for truffles (and many other less tasty bites). Iris observes him when he’s exploring a certain area of the garden. … More What a team!

Fresh vine leaves

The bright green color of spring is gradually changing in a darker green. The vineleaves have grown already large enough to protect the future bunches of grapes against the burning sun. I really hope that I will not influence this precious process by stealing a few of those larger leaves for a try out recipe … More Fresh vine leaves