I like my house to be neat and tidy, things in its own place and a fresh smell of...cleaness.
But I've realised that with my busy life and with my wedding this Summer, I still have piles of wedding presents in every corner, some stationary becoming permanent resident on my desk and shelves covered with ...stuff.
That's not me.
I am not very sentimental when it come to objects, I am not a junkie, yet I quite enjoy decluttering and getting rid of stuff.
A tidy house, with basic yet practical things, gives me a piece of mind, happiness and joy.
I love a bright room, just a few pieces of fornitures, basically, the essencial for living.
It may be because my house is not that big so I need not to be overwhelmed of memories and unuseful pieces.
This is a healthy, easy and so delish recipe, perfect for this crisp season. Thanks mummy for teaching me so much about cooking!
• 500 gr green beans, trimmed
• 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 2 large, ripe tomatoes (or canned)
• 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
• 1/2 lemon, juiced
• olive oil
• salt + pepper
Place a large, wide pot over medium/high heat. Coat the bottom of the pot with olive oil and add the onion. Cook for about a minute until soft and translucent, then add the garlic and cook for another minute until soft.
Add the green beans and the stock. Using your hands, crush the tomatoes into the pot and mix. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and turn heat down to a medium-low heat. Cook for about 2 hours, until beans are very tender and beginning to fall apart. Serve warm or room temperature.
I use this recipe as side dish with meat or with some French cheese such as brie.