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

Outside temperature around 35°, oven temperature 180°, that’s hot!

Slice 2 medium sized eggplants and put the slices in a colander with salt. After 30-60 mins, rinse the eggplant, and dry. In the meanwhile mix 2 table spoons of chopped fresh mint, 2 finely chopped garlic cloves, pepper, salt and some olive oil. Put the slices eggplant on baking paper. Marinate the eggplant in … More Outside temperature around 35°, oven temperature 180°, that’s hot!