10 times surprising from the oven

Autumn and winter are the ideal seasons for creating delicious and surprising oven dishes. Over time, a nice collection developed, and therefore I want to give you an overview of my personal favourites. Please feel free to give me any feedback or new creative ideas. I will be happy to look at them and of…

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Tuscan linguine with scallops and spinach cream

Tuscan linguine with scallops and spinach cream is an easy Italian combination of pasta and fish. The mediterranean kitchen is so easy and tasteful. Recently I made linguine alla puttanesca and the very popular Sicilian tuna with baked capers.  No one has to be convinced how delicious scallops are. I made them once on Sylvester…

Saint Nicholas peppernuts

Saint Nicholas peppernuts are cookies children make in Belgium and the Netherlands to please the holy man.

Spicy roasted pumpkin

Spicy roasted pumpkin is a very easy appetiser or you can also have it as a meal. Slice a pumpkin into pieces, season with spices and oil and bake it in the oven for about half an hour. I most often make it when I have guests in autumn. If you use an Hokkaido pumpkin, you…

Thai pumpkin curry with pork

Thai pumpkin curry with Thai pork is one of the long time favourite recipes in my family. I think we made it the first time in 2008, but it is on the list every year. We make it in the wok with coconut milk, chicken broth and a lot of spices. I have a lot…

Pork medallions wrapped in farm ham with a spicy curry cream sauce

I made this delicious pork medaillons wrapped in farm ham yesterday. As the summer is gone I wanted to make some real autumn style recipe. On a German blog (Emmikochteinfach) I found the basis: pork medaillons in a creamy curry sauce. Aditionally I wanted to use my last batch of homegrown cherrytomatoes. Finally I added…

Delicious filled pumpkin

Delicious filled pumpkin is the perfect oven dish to start the autumn season. Those who say that the weather is not following the seasons anymore are wrong. Exactly on September 21st the hot summer weather give in to autumn storm and rain. My parents have pumpkins in their garden, and they have been growing exceptionally…

Linguine alla puttanesca

Linguini alla puttanesca is variation on a South Italian dish that was created more or less by accident in the 1950s in the restaurant annex night club Sancho Fellone. At one day, some late guests were arriving with great hunger. The owner had nothing really left in his kitchen, except some anchovies, olives and a…

Sicilian tuna pasta with baked capers

Sicilian tuna pasta with baked capers is so easy to make, with only a few ingredients, and the baked capers give it a surprising twist. The inspiration for this recipe comes from an Irish blog, I still have to check with my Italian colleagues whether this is really Sicilian, but at least I like the…

fishballs with cilantro

Fishballs with cilantro are a perfect snack or side dish for parties or hot weather periods. As the hot weather continues, we continue with a third hot weather comparable dish, after the ceviche and the watermelon-strawberry salad. the inspiration for these fishballs comes from Veena Azmanov. It is something different from the classical meatballs, and…

Ceviche – pescado de ceviche

Ceviche is on my to-do list for a long time already.  One of my favourite cooks, Chakall, made a very good version of ceviche with mango.  He is also the one that gave me the inspiration for the Mexican style chocolate chicken. Recently, the warm weather and a different foodblog brought ceviche back to my…

watermelon strawberry salad

Watermelon strawberry salad is an ideal dish for these terribly hot summer days. It is light, healthy, extraordinary tasteful and the fruits contain a lot of liquid, you need this during these days. I found the original of this recipe as “watermelon caprese” on insolence and wine, a blog that specialises in the combination of…