Kale is an important ingredient in the Italian kitchen and is, in Tuscany, mainly used for the famous ‘ribollita’ ( = a thick all- in- one soup, literally translated as re-cooked). In the beginning of our Italian life, I experimented with this vegetable. Being used to cook al dente and to avoid waste ( one … More Kale
There are mushrooms everywhere. Next year I hope to have learned the difference between eatable and not eatable. We can ask the local pharmacy to do that for us, what a service. I had to promise Iris to be transparent and not to rely on the ‘mushroom app ‘ 😉. A fresh pasta with fresh … More Mushroom season
Fresh thin green asparagus is probably one of my beloved spring ingredients.Remove the hard part of 600 grams of green asparagus (don’t use a knife, but use your hands, the asparagus will split spontaneously on the right spot. Rinse and cut in smaller parts.Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves, 1-2 chili in a drizzle of … More Straw asparagus
Lovely ingredients in a less traditional combination is not really Italian, but😋. Heat a pan. Add a little drizzle of olive oil. Add 500 grams of washed fresh vongole. Cover the pan. Once the vongole are opening, stop the fire. Put the vongole and liquid in another recipient. Allow to cool down.Remove most of the … More Pasta fungi vongole
Clean 10 baby artichokes. Cut each one in 8. Put them immediately in a recipient filled with water and the juice of 1 lemon (keep the zeste ). Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves and 1 pepperoncini in a drizzle of olive oil. Add the zeste and the drained artichokes. Add a few chopped black … More Another awesome pasta dish
It’s about time to be honest about my blogposts. In the beginning I managed a daily post of the menu of the day. We eat fairly late and thus, after cooking, eating, cleaning up, I had to start with my blogpost of the day (the recipe is only ‘done’ after the cooking, and not the … More A little secret
There are so many ways to make fresh pasta. Today I want to prepare fresh pasta without eggs, only flour 00, water, a bit of olive oil and a pinch of salt. I use my kitchen robot to start. Put 200 grams of flour ( good for a portion for 3-4p) in the robot. Add … More Workshop : fresh pasta
I love the recipe of the Sicilian meatballs (cfr blogpost Pasta with Sicilian meat balls and courgettes are a delight in your mouth after a few hours drive) The combination of the lemon zeste, lemon juice and fresh bay leaf is delicious. This time I serve them for 4p in combination with 250 grams of … More Remember the Sicilian meatballs?