• Main Dishes

    Cooking potato stew with Cirio

    “Cirio” is a brand that has an extensive range of chopped and peeled tomatoes, purees, and passatas. It is actually the no. 1 brand in Italy.We love tomatoes in our house and have to say that cooking with the “Cirio”products is a pleasure! For my potato stew I used the chopped tomatoes only. The “Cirio” chopped tomatoes are really consistent and thick and I only need it half of the tin. The recipe for the potato stew is simple. You will need: 1 onion Potatoes – I put about 8 I think?? Frozen vegetables like – carrots,peas,broccoli etc. Stock – vegetables “Cirio” chopped tomatoesFirst heat a tablespoon of oil in…

  • Quick Meals,  Salads

    Aubergine spread

    This Aubergine spread – in Romanian Zacusca de vinete – is cooked in big quantities at the end of the summer. I remember that my grandmother use to make around 20-30 jars to last us all the way through the winter. That was because it was a bit more difficult to find fresh aubergines,tomatoes and peppers through the winter. These days it is a lot easier so I just buy a couple of aubergines and grill them. So for this spread you will need the below ingredients: 2 aubergines 3 peppers – red,yellow and green 1 tin chopped tomatoes 2 large onions 1 clove of garlic Oil Salt Pepper Firstly…

  • Soups

    Soup a la slow cooker

    So yesterday I decided to use my slow cooker again. I think we bought it about 5 years ago but only used it a couple of times – maximum 10 times. I think is just that I find it a bit difficult to just forget about the conventional way of cooking . But yesterday it just seem handy to just put everything in the slow cooler and leave it cook while I was cleaning up the house. So then I put a litre of water in the slow cooker and cover just to let it boil for a little bit. In the meantime I just prepared the vegetables. You see…