Not only beautiful, but tasty, healthy…a tian is one of those dishes who has it all. Slice 1 medium sized eggplant in slices of 0.5 cm. Put them in a colander, spread some salt on each layer. After 30 mins to 1 hour, rinse the slices and dry. Slice 2 medium sized courgettes and 4 … More A tian is an awesome dish
Clean 500 grams of carrots. Clean 500 grams of green beans. Steam until al dente ( I use the microwave and an appropriate recipient for this). Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves, 4 cm of fresh ginger in a drizzle of wok oil. Add the vegetables and bake. Add 300 grams of soy sprouts. Finish … More Chicken or cashew nuts?
Raw, peeled or grated potatoes become easily brown due to an enzyme reaction which is not harmful at all. My ‘patate alla tarantina’ recipe of today is a perfect example. It looks weird but tastes the same. Peel, wash and grate 500 grams of potatoes. Drain and dry to remove most of the liquid. Mix … More Nothing wrong with ‘brown’potatoes
Every single day of the month of July and August there is an outdoor movie in Siena. There are for sure a few movies which we really would like to see. It would be crazy to spend the evening in our boiling home cinema 😉. A simple pasta and a fresh shower is all we … More A pasta before going to the outdoor movie
Verbena is a real summer herb. It’s famous for its use in tea, it has an anti- mosquito effect, it’s adds a fresh flavor to water and today is adds also flavor to a melon salad. A lunch on a real hot summer day is preferable light and fresh. Cut 1 melon ( type cavaillon) … More Lunch under a tree
Spelt of farro is very popular in Italy. A lot of my friends here eat it daily instead of pasta ( yes, also Italians reduce their carbs intake). Mix 200 grams of spelt flour with a pinch of salt, 50 grams of cold butter in cubes. Mix and knead. Add 75 ml of cold water … More Tasty spelt
I could eat courgettes every single day, but there are a few good reasons why I don’t 😉. The smaller sized, a bit ‘hairy’ variety, is commonly available with the attached flower. According to me, they are less watery and thus, have more taste. Wash 900 grams of those courgettes. First, chop off the flowerpart. … More Crispy courgettes