Catering during the harvest of our own olive trees

Our dear Italian friends convinced us to do our own raccolto. They will show us how to do it. Mamma Anne doesn’t want to miss this event, and, Diane, our American friend who lives nearby, and her puppy dog, Oskars best friend, will join the female forces. My contribution is restricted to the catering because … More Catering during the harvest of our own olive trees

Veggie veggie

I need an overdose vegetables tonight. Cut a small pumpkin of approximately 1.5 kilo in quarters. Remove the seeds. Put the quarters in an oven dish. Spread some olive oil. Cover with aluminium foil. Bake in the oven at 200° until soft. Boil 1 peeled sweet potato of 400 grams in salted water seasoned with … More Veggie veggie

What is better than laksa after a whole day online course

Laksa is a Malaysian, Singaporean noodle based soup based on coconut milk and curry paste. I didn’t really check online but I’m convinced that there are an abundant number of varieties. Remember I’m doing this master in counseling? Today I had my one before last day of course. I promised myself not to irritate myself … More What is better than laksa after a whole day online course

Another pie

I never used kataifi pastry myself and to my surprise I could even buy it in the local store. Cooking for 2p, back on track 😉. Crumble 200 grams of feta in a bowl. Add 2 eggs, 300 grams of chopped courgettes (still growing), 300 grams of precooked and chopped swiss chard, 1 large clove … More Another pie

Change of season

Last week we were still wearing a bikini and having meals outside. Today I’m covered in a warm hoodie 😏. I’m a true sun lover, but what is more magical than the change of season, as long as it doesn’t rain a whole week. New season, and thus other cooking styles. If you want a … More Change of season

Flavor

Ottolenghi has a new book Flavor. The September edition of delicious.nl is extra thick with Yotam Ottolenghi as guest editor. Tonight’s dinner for 6 is a variation on the eggplant rolls with dahl. My ‘creation’ is an easier version, with even more vegetables. People sometimes complain that the ingredient list is to extensive. If I … More Flavor

Harira

Certain people bet for money, other people for soup. One of those crazy soup-lovers is my mother in law who is one of our visitors. Harira is the typical soup during the Ramadan. My version is a vegetarian version. Chop and fry 2 onions and 4 garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil for … More Harira

Ideal starter

Beetroot and leek combined in a starter seems rather unusual, but… If I would have to choose the best Ottolenghi cookbook until so far, although I haven’t seen the recent one ‘Flavor’, my favorite is ‘Jerusalem’. It was my first meeting, ‘the first cut is the deepest’-sensation. In search for a menu for friends (5p … More Ideal starter