Although it’s chilly and wet in Tuscany, we’ll have a colorful salad

Slice 1 raw fennel and a bunch of radishes thinly. Add the meat and juice of 2 grapefruit. Mix and store cool. Chop 2 dates in little pieces. Put in a sauce pan. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon, 2 table spoons of water and 1 table spoon of maple syrup. Heat an stir until … More Although it’s chilly and wet in Tuscany, we’ll have a colorful salad

Our US heritage: Kathy and Peter and old bay seasoning.

Before our move to Italy, the original plan was to move to the area of WashingtonDC. We went house hunting and got to know really wonderful people, such as Kathy and Peter, but the gut feeling about moving to US wasn’t right. It took a few weeks before deciding not to go, but Kathy, Peter … More Our US heritage: Kathy and Peter and old bay seasoning.

North Sea shrimps in a ‘decomposed croquette version’ ;-)

Prepare a white bechamel sauce with 250 ml of semi skimmed milk and 250 ml of home made fish stock. Season with a ½ of a cube of fish broth, nutmeg, pepper and salt. Add 300 grams of North Sea shrimps and a bit of lemon juice. Boil 4 chopped medium sized potatoes in salted … More North Sea shrimps in a ‘decomposed croquette version’ 😉

Olive oil and truffle, the current protagonists in the kitchen

The olive harvest and pressing is taking place everywhere in Tuscany. If we are lucky we will be able to have our own olive oil this year! Certain villages are really known for their olive oil feasts, as Montisi, and others are famous for the truffle, as San Giovanni d’Asso. If the butcher puts white … More Olive oil and truffle, the current protagonists in the kitchen

Burrata di bufala

Chop and fry 1 red onion, 4 garlic cloves and 1 pepperoncini. Add 2 cans of cherry tomatoes and 1 table spoon of dried basil. Allow to simmer. Taste, add pepper, salt and a drizzle of old syruppy balsamico vinegar. Add 1 can of drained red beans at the end of the cooking time. Roast … More Burrata di bufala

Moldavian Placinta

Thanks to internet the Moldavian cuisine is no hidden secret. The first recipe which I found was ‘placinta’, although I immediately realized that there are a lot of versions. To make my life a bit easy, I decided to go for a ready made pastry of phyllo dough combined with cottage cheese for a lighter … More Moldavian Placinta