It’s time to restore the cavolo nero back to it’s worthy position

Our first winter here I discovered ‘cavolo nero’ and created some dish with an incredible amount for 2p. Above all it was not cooked enough so the taste of metal was really strong. Since then Iris refuses to reconsider this ingredient, but after 2 years, it’s about time to try it again. For 2p, chop … More It’s time to restore the cavolo nero back to it’s worthy position

I did this one before, but it’s really worth to prepare it once more

Chicory doesn’t belong to the ‘exotic’ department in Italy, but this recipe is  for sure not familiar in this country of foodies. I bought 1 kilo of fresh chicory (recipe for 2p). Chop off the little brown end, make a few incisions in the hard part. Blanch or steam the chicory al dente. Drain and … More I did this one before, but it’s really worth to prepare it once more

After a week menu with puree, burgers, chicken + rice and pizza we are ready for a pasta ;-)

A dark cold day, although cheered up with an ice cream in San Gimignano (one of the best in the world), is ideal for a cosy pasta dish with cabbage. For 5p, cut 1 green cabbage in small pieces. Chop and fry 1 red onion, 6 garlic cloves. Add 500 grams of mixed minced meat. … More After a week menu with puree, burgers, chicken + rice and pizza we are ready for a pasta 😉

How to combine a pepper sauce with ‘flatulent’Brussels sprouts?

Iris wants to eat something with pepper sauce and I want to make something with Brussels sprouts. Why not combine in one dish? Clean 600 grams of Brussels sprouts and cut in quarters. Put in salted water together with 4 chopped medium sized potatoes and 1 bay leaf. Boil until tender. Drain, add 1 tea … More How to combine a pepper sauce with ‘flatulent’Brussels sprouts?

In a few days we will leave our lovely home for 4 weeks

The house is a mess. Presents to be packed in every corner, luggage for several destinations, and still our dog struggling to become better. In between I try to prepare healthy food and in the meanwhile to finish everything in the cupboards. All this is a perfect excuse for non-inventive cooking. Is a dish with … More In a few days we will leave our lovely home for 4 weeks

Earthy flavors

For 2p brine 4 chicken chops in 500 ml of salted water (dissolve 20 grams of seasalt in 500 ml of lukewarm water and cool down) with a few large pieces of the skin (try to peel without the white part of the skin) of an orange, 1 fresh bay leaf, 1 rosemary twig and … More Earthy flavors

This is Belgian, chicory in the oven with a cheesy sauce

Originally this recipe is made with ham, but for non-meat-eaters smoked salmon is a delicious and perfect alternative. For 2p  boil 6 chicory stumps (almost 1kilo) until al dente. Drain thoroughly (a few hours in advance), put some weight on the chicory to press out most of the liquid) and keep 300 ml of the … More This is Belgian, chicory in the oven with a cheesy sauce