Yesterday I was cleaning my kitchen and noticed to have to many dried beans. 500 grams of dried white beans end in a pan with water to soak for 24 hours. During those 24 hours I will find a way to prepare them. Drain the beans. Put them back in new water, add some salt, … More Bean burgers
Green cabbage is a lovely ingredient. It is full of vitamins and low in kcal. In general cabbages here have a rather small size (800 grams). You can easily store them for more than a week in your fridge. My recent discovery ‘crescenza’ (cheese) with its delicate taste will take care of the protein part. … More Winter delight
Real winter fun smells like an open fire and grilled cheese. Although the sun is shining here and there is no snow in sight, today’s menu can already bring you in the right atmosphere. Rösti is a Swiss national dish originally served as a farmers breakfast but nowadays more as a side dish. Take 2 … More Imagine to be in a sunny, snowy environment
Who does not know minestrone? It is always intresting to search for the origin of words. ‘Minestra’ means soup in Italian and ‘Minestrone’ is literally a ‘big soup’ because of the quantity of ingredients. There is no real recipe, but in general you use seasonal vegetables or even real leftovers. So it is an ideal … More Minestra-Minestrone and another leftover recipe
The request for today is beetroot with lentils, and I will go for the easy way using canned lentils. Use a medium beetroot pp. and boil it for minimum 1 hour until it’s soft. Chop a red onion, some garlic, and a spicy little pepper. Marinate a piece of halloumi (also import from Belgium, not … More Real purple veggie day
Artichokes are almost always available in the local supermarket of Siena. They are smaller and thus don’t have the internal hairy part. Today I want to try a tajine with artichokes, potatoes and peas. Inspiration is given by the book by Ghillie Basan who mixes old Moroccan traditions with the contemporary kitchen. Clean the artichokes … More While Muslim nations are attacked by crazy Trump, let’s at least make them feel at home in our kitchen!
What can we prepare the day before going to the supermarket? Probably you will think that at the end of my week I only have vegetables in the freezer or in cans? Surely everybody knows tupperware : thé reason of choas in your kitchen cabinets. A while ago I bought those fairly large plastic boxes … More Inspection of the fridge and stock!