The ‘One Pan Perfect’ cookbook from Donna Hay is a topper. The following recipe is awesome and contains Italian ingredients only. The following dish is for sure more than enough for 3p ( or 2p if you’re really hungry). Clean and wash 500 grams of fresh spinach. Chop 4 garlic cloves. Heat a pan with … More Prepare yourself for a superb vegetarian lasagna
We’ve been traveling for 10 days in a few nearby provinces : Urbino, Cesena, Rimini, Ravenna, Pesaro, Ferrara, Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Mantua and some more villages in between. What a beautiful trip and how nice to be home. While traveling we really experienced the change in season. On the road I discovered a few new … More Back home
The april edition of the Dutch magazine, Delicious, is dedicated to Italy. The original Roman ‘cacio e pepe’ recipe has been turned in to a few awesome variations. ‘Cacio e pepe’ is the translation for ‘cheese and pepper’, the main ingredients. Vongole in a cacio e pepe- version is really atypical, knowing that fish and … More Cacio e pepe
Yesterday we decided to allow Oskar, our super energetic puppy of almost 4 months, the entrance to the full garden which looks more like a desert for the moment. He explored it in every little corner and tasted everything. His nose was always pointed towards the ground. On a certain moment Iris saw him digging … More Black gold
Seasonal cooking is easier in Italy than in my home country where almost everything is available in every season. Those awesome baby artichokes are a perfect starter for a weekend dinner. Remove the outer leaves and stems of 5 babies. Cut in halves and chop thinly. Mix with the juice of 1 lemon, 1 chopped … More The artichokes are back😋
It’s never easy to find the ideal after dinner dessert. It can’t be the protagonist of a meal, so it’s important to remember: not too heavy, not too much, not too complicated. I found out that Italians ( which counts for other southern countries) used to bring or wine, or dessert if invited to a … More Another simple dessert
I’m a big fan of Ottolenghi and I love Italy, for many good reasons. In his last book “Simple’ I discover, every time I stroll around the book, new dishes to try. Today, on page 206, a dish with lamb gets my attention. We have guests tonight ( they are curious about our home cinema … More Ottolenghi meets Italy
My post of today is a way to say ‘Grazie mille’ to Giancarla, Lucia and mama Anna for the delicious food. A house in the campagna of the Crete Senese with a marvelous view and a perfect sunset is were it all happens. Ribollita ( = recooked) is probably one of the most traditional regional … More Eating real Tuscan food in wonderful company on one of the most beautiful spots ever.