Lentil balls

Boil 150 grams of brown lentils al dente in salted water. Drain. Add 2 chopped garlic cloves, 2 table spoons of chopped parsley, 1 egg, 1 table spoon of tomatoes puree,75 grams of grinded pistacchio, and some breadcrumb ( check the consistency). Crush everything ( I wouldn’t use the blender because then you can still … More Lentil balls


The artichokes season is getting towards the end. Today’s dish is a marriage between winter and spring, and thus between artichokes, fresh peas and beans. Start with cleaning 5 baby artichokes. Cut them in quarters and put in water with lemon juice. Clean 800 grams of fresh beans and 1 kilo of fresh peas. Fill … More Vignarola😋

The tarocco is back

Remember the blogpost of 17/2( Tarocco is the most popular table orange in Italy and is a ‘half- blood’ orange)with tarocco, a delicious recipe of delicious.nl? This time, no pomegranate, no pistachio nuts but still, yummie. Remove the skin, also the white parts, of 2 tarocco oranges (1pp). Slice thinly and put on baking paper. Spread … More The tarocco is back

Extra large ravioli

Our temporary kitchen is not so ideal to make home made pasta, but, I promised. It’s really amazing how many recipes you can find to prepare pasta dough. What is really important is the right flour, 00 or fine semolina. For each 100,150 grams of flour you need 1 egg. Add some oil to make … More Extra large ravioli

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

Light risotto

Risotto can be really rich and heavy. It’s is not so difficult to make a lighter version if you use less butter, less cheese and more vegetables. Heat 350 ml of water. Add some ready made vegetable stock powder. Heat 1 teaspoon of butter and the same amount of olive oil. Chop and fry 1 … More Light risotto