Green Bean and Zucchini Slice

A few years ago, roughly about the same time when I became an avid cookbook and cooking magazine reader, I wouldn’t even contemplate going grocery shopping without a carefully planned menu for the week ahead and a detailed shopping list. The problem I would often encounter back then was that the occasional key ingredient missing […]

Noodle Salad

Noodle Salad

Back in the days when Jerry was only a little chick, I was busy reading all sorts of expert advice on parrot nutrition. This is quite a tricky issue, because what your parrot eats is as important as the way he goes about obtaining his food. As parrots are very intelligent and social creatures, it […]

Spanish Style Sweet and Sour Eggplant with Saffron Bulgur

We love experimenting in the Bistro kitchen, and we’ve always found regional cuisine to be an excellent source of inspiration whenever we want to try something new. There’s indeed no reason not to try new things nowadays, with the endless array of TV shows, magazines and cookbooks teaching us new culinary techniques and innovative flavour […]

Zucchini and Lemon Risotto

When Chef Gerald and his Mummy decided about two months ago to start a balcony garden, little did they know that their project would involve encountering various life forms that were never supposed to be part of our social circle. It all started innocently enough with a few planters of herbs for Mummy and a […]

Black Kale and Goat Cheese Salad

The ideal summer evening should be warm and bright, with the sweet and salty ocean smell wafting through the open windows on a light breeze, The ideal summer dinner? One that comes together in a flash, to allow you to relax and make the most of a beautiful evening? The first idea that comes to […]

Paprika Chicken Bake

Yesterday’s weather was much more appropriate for a winter’s day than one this close to the middle of summer. Chef Gerald spent the whole day indoors playing with the presents he received from Santa, while Mummy and Daddy braved the outdoors for a little while only to return shivering and in desperate need of a […]

Nettle Green Pea and Zucchini Tart

Nettle Green Pea and Zucchini Tart

There are two main reasons why we are so excited about today’s recipe. First of all, it’s the star ingredient, courtesy of Mummy and Daddy’s precious find at the Farmers’ Market: nettles. Yes, you read it correctly, nettles – the stinging variety, to be more precise 🙂 Daddy had never had cooked nettles before, but […]