Capres

Capres are in fact unopened flower buds of the Capparis spinosa. To conserve them they can be put on salt or in vinegar. Rinse 500 grams of cherry tomatoes. Halve them. Put in an oven dish. Add 4 chopped garlic cloves, a handful of chopped fresh basil, 1 chili, 3 table spoons of chopped drained … More Capres

Be creative with your pasta carbonara recipe

So many possibilities if you can think ‘out of the box’. Eggs, pancetta, cheese and pasta…. Let’s keep the eggs, the cheese and the pasta and empty our fridge instead ;-). Mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, courgettes, or whatever you may find in your fridge are prefect ingredients for this carbonara. Smoked salmon? Of course, ideal for … More Be creative with your pasta carbonara recipe

Cold and sunny weather ideal for a visit to Volterra in the afternoon, and what is better than an Italian meal to finish the day?

Before the trip cut an aubergine into  two perfect halves and make a grid-like incisions in the white flesh (be careful not to cut through the skin). Add some salt and leave in a colander (min 20 mins). After the nice afternoon rinse the aubergine and dry. Put in an oven dish and drizzle some … More Cold and sunny weather ideal for a visit to Volterra in the afternoon, and what is better than an Italian meal to finish the day?