A small piece of bottarga di muggine (30grams), chopped or grated, transforms a simple pasta dish in a fabulous recipe. For 2p, chop 750 grams of courgettes, 1 large clove of a huge aglione ( is family of garlic, but less garlicky), 1 chili. Put in an oven dish. Spread a drizzle of olive oil … More Bottarga di muggine =salted mullet roe
Although courgettes are a real local ingredient I don’t seem to manage to have my own harvest. I bought healthy plants, planted them on the compost ground, watered them every day and still 😭, not even flowers. Courgettes are, next to tomatoes, my preferred vegetables. The following pasta recipe is delicious and super easy. For … More What’s happening with the courgettes in our garden?
My week in Rome was intense. I met so many ‘real’ people. I need some time to disconnect. So, what did I do today? Painting some cupboards, trying to get a clear time schedule for the following weeks because I count on cooking in my new kitchen on the 15th of August. Cut 600 grams … More Back on track
Buy 1 kilo of superfresh mussels for 2p.T Rinse and clean them carefully. Heat a pan. Add some olive oil. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves. Add 1 table spoon of curry powder and the mussels. Once they are open, stop the fire. Remove the mussels from the pan. Remove the shells and keep the … More Mussels and chickpeas
Could it be that every region in Italy has its own recipes for a simple pasta with tomatoes? This one pretends to be originally from Sorrento. Instead of using fresh cherry tomatoes, I used canned tomatoes. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves and 1 chili in a drizzle of olive oil. Add 2 cans of … More Simple pasta recipe
A polpo vulgaris can be big. For 2p try to find a small ( cleaned) one of approx 900 grams and . After simple cooking in salted water with a few bay leaves until soft ( +/- 1 h) the weight will almost reduced to 1/2. Chop the polpo in elegant pieces and store in … More Octopus vulgaris or polpo in Italian
Pasta vongole is one of Iris’preferences. I love the taste, but I’m not a real fan of the shells in my dish. Put 500 grams of halved cherry tomatoes on baking paper ( skin below). Spread some dried basil, some salt and a bit of sugar. Bake in the oven at 150° for 30 mins. … More Vongole veraci