shades of green with a dash of red

take two green zucchinis (about 10 inches long each) and dice them one large green bell-pepper, also dice about 25 green olives, chop into bits three cloves garlic, minced one can diced tomatoes with basil put into a bowl, add about 1/2 teaspoon salt(or to taste) with a pinch of five peppers, and about 1…

beans and curry and tomatoes

i got really tired of the many ways of cooking potatoes, and went for something more aggressive. this is what the result was: kidney beans in tomato-curry sauce serves: approximately 4 or very hungry 3, or not-so hungry 6  you will need: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 5cm diameter or 1 10 cm diameter onion/s,…

ginger tea

not to forget: 1 litre water 1 inch of ginger root, peeled, sliced as thin as possible 5 allspice (crushed) 5 cloves (crushed) 1/4 stick cinnamon or 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 lime – or 3/4 inches of thinly sliced lemon bring the water to boil, add everything except lime, let it simmer a couple…

liver, apples, white wine and onions

for about 4 persons ca 500g liver 1 large onion (or as much as you like), thinly sliced, divided in two portions 150 ml white dry wine (or so) 4 tblsp balsamic vinegar (and 1 teaspoon for later) 4 large firm apples (go for the sorts more on the sour side) 4 tblsp (60g) butter…

the fish soup like they make it at my end of the world

this is as far as ‘ethnic’ cooking goes in my case. this, and another recipe of soup (which i might share slightly later in the year)  are very specific to the place i grew up. even if the ingredients look exotic and incompatible at first, the result is quite edible, and i believe, even delicious. it is…

basil and slightly stuffed chicken legs

take a few chicken thighs bone them sprinkle with salt+black pepper boil an egg and dice it get smoked ham (sliced works best) put a piece of ham and some egg in the place of bone, roll the meat up, tie with string/thread fry on medium heat till light brown/golden