19 April, 2020Appetisers, Breakfast, Sides, Vegan on by : Maya Tags: flour, rye bread, rye flour, sour dough, wheat bread
My kids wanted a pet. A dog or a cat. I said no. Then they asked for anything else: rabbit, guinea pig, fish. No, no, no. Then I brought a pet home. Sour dough. They were disappointed, to say the least. But sour dough was just as much as I could handle in terms of
23 February, 2020Amuse-bouche, Appetisers, Salad, Sides, Vegan on by : Maya Tags: aubergine, garlic, mint, tahini
I recently went to Turkey and in Istambul I had this most amazing baba ganoush, although it was called ‘aubergine salad’, I guess in order to explain the unaware tourists what was it’s main ingredient. Since then I am trying to recreate it, and I do manage to have the same taste, but the original
5 August, 2018Main Dish, Salad, Sides, Use of leftovers, Vegan on by : Maya Tags: peppers, zuchini; aubergine; eggplant; tomatoes
Ratatouille is the star dish in a kids movie about a very talented rat, who becomes a chef. In the movie, a famous food critique remembers his mom’s ratatouille and appreciates the classic French dish prepared from whatever veggies were found in the kitchen that day. This is exactly what it is – whatever summer veggies
4 August, 2018Appetisers, Main Dish, Sauce, Sides, Soup, Vegan on by : Maya
It’s a sauce to make if you have an overflow of tomatoes, especially overripe and maybe not pretty enough for a tomato carpaccio… The list of ingredients is very short, it’s simple and it tastes like summer. If you like it very much you can have it as a soup as well.
8 November, 2015Main Dish, Sides on by : Maya Tags: aubergine, basil, chorizo, feta, ricotta
Involtini, doesn’t is just sound great? It just means, rolls, but let’s call it involtini it will taste better! And yes I just love aubergines, and I have already done some aubergine roll-ups, but it was a summer version. This time something to serve straight from the oven with a fresh baguette. Yummy.
25 September, 2015Appetisers, Sides on by : Maya Tags: papadron, peppers
Papadrons are small green peppers that we found during our Spanish holidays (I know I mention them a lot, but it was such a wonderful time!), it’s an equivalent of Russian roulette – one in a handful is very spicy, while the rest is very mild. And you really can’t tell until you put them
13 July, 2015Amuse-bouche, Sides on by : Maya Tags: kale
Joanna invited me for a girls’ evening. She is my most dedicated reader (she claims it’s her son mainly, but I think she likes it herself just as much), and so she prepared a really fancy dinner. An aubergine tart (did I not mention recently that I just love aubergines?), a bottle of chilled Franciacorta,
6 July, 2015Salad, Sides on by : Maya Tags: cauliflour, dill, tomatoe
I know, cauliflower doesn’t have the best PR. Most people remember this overcooked gross thing served with white bechamel-like sauce and it is not a nice memory. Well, forget it all and let’s start over. In this recipe the cauliflower is raw, crunchy and very refreshing. It has nothing to do with what you have