A winter classical

Filled green cabbage rolls in a classical bechamel sauce has always been one of my favorites. My mother used to prepare this recipe so deliciously. Her bechamel sauce was probably richer than mine, as most of the classical recipes contained more butter, more fat than we try to use now. I have different versions, also … More A winter classical

After a visit to a local hairdresser, let’s have some green cabbage and lucious burrata

Going to a new hairdresser is always an adventure. Moving residence is a reason for the local police to check ‘you are you’. This local policeman asked me a lot of questions, told me the house we bought would have been big enough for his three kids and their families. He left by giving me … More After a visit to a local hairdresser, let’s have some green cabbage and lucious burrata

Filled squash

Butternut is the number 1 pumpkin, because of flavor, shape, variety in recipes. A small butternut of approx 800 grams is perfect for 2p. Wash the pumpkin, cut in two halves and remove the seeds. Put the two halves on baking paper. Spread olive oil, pepper, salt and chopped garlic. Cover and bake in  the … More Filled squash

Time for cabbage

Italians use a lot of cabbage in their recipes, and not only in the cold season. Green cabbage is one of the most popular ones, as side dish, filled, or in combination with other ingredients. Don’t eat it every day, because your intestines will not agree (too much nitrites). Boil 120 grams of big pasta … More Time for cabbage

Green cabbage and pasta (a lovely recipe for ravioli in a simple version)

In every kitchen you find leftovers of unfinished bags of dried pasta. So check your cupboards regularly before opening a new package. Chop a few garlic cloves and, of course, a spicy little pepper. Fry in some olive oil. Add chopped green cabbage (1 green cabbage = 1 recipe with the outer leaves + 1 … More Green cabbage and pasta (a lovely recipe for ravioli in a simple version)

Real winter weather in Tuscany = green cabbage on the menu

Green cabbage offers loads of possibilities. The outer part of the cabbage is perfect to fill. Blanch 6 beautiful leaves for a few mins. Drain thoroughly. No meat today, lentils and spicy gorgonzola instead. Fry 2 chopped shallots, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 4 cm of finely chopped fresh ginger in a drizzle of olive oil. … More Real winter weather in Tuscany = green cabbage on the menu

Winter delight

Green cabbage is a lovely ingredient. It is full of vitamins and low in kcal. In general cabbages here have a rather small size (800 grams). You can easily store them for more than a week in your fridge. My recent discovery ‘crescenza’ (cheese) with its delicate taste will take care of the protein part. … More Winter delight