Scaccia ragusana

This recipe is already a while on my list. Wikipedia is again a great helpline to understand the origin. ‘Scaccia (plural: scacce) or scacciata is a stuffed flat bread in Sicilian cuisine. Scaccia is made with a very thin rectangular layer of dough, folded on itself three or four times. It can be stuffed with different ingredients, the more common variations are … More Scaccia ragusana

Few ingredients, fabulous food to celebrate the arrival of our new puppy Oskar

Oskar arrived this morning, all the way from Sicily where there is a real problem with abandoned puppies.A readymade pasta, ovendried tomatoes, garlic, anchovies, fresh basil and buffalo mozzarella…Italy in one dish, an easy and delicious meal after this exciting day ❣.Put 800 grams of halved cherry tomatoes in a large oven pan. Spread 4 … More Few ingredients, fabulous food to celebrate the arrival of our new puppy Oskar


Panzanella is a typical Italian dish, based on tomatoes and bread. My version is, of course, a little different, but with the same ingredients.The warm tomato salad will be served with some grilled fish for Iris, and some Italian sausages for me.Wash 800 grams of cherry tomatoes. Remove the stems. Put them in a large … More Panzanella

A few days ago ‘mama Anna’ made us a ‘sformatino di gobbi’

Finally I tried those ugly look-alikes of celery. Cardoon is an old vegetable, a family member of the artichokes. Remove the hard part, the ugly parts, the wires by peeling them. Put the pieces in water with lemon. Boil the cardoon for 30 mins, or even more, until al dente. Drain and chop in small … More A few days ago ‘mama Anna’ made us a ‘sformatino di gobbi’


Lovely sausages are waiting in the fridge for a respectful recipe but my personal condition is a ‘all-in one’ dish for 2p. Cut the sausages in smaller parts. Bake in a tiny little bit of olive oil (the sausages contain enough fat). Chop and add 4 garlic cloves, 3 spring onions, 1 bell pepper, 1 … More Mishmash

Frittata con squacquerone, zucchine, pinoli e olive

Squacquerone, stracchino, crescenza are all white, fresh cheeses based on cows milk. Their nutritional value and kcal (lower than normal cheese) is similar. The main difference is their origin. Scqaucquerone is from Emilia Romania as the parmigiano, stracchino is from Lombardia as the gorgonzola, and crescenza is from the province Lodi e Crema and is … More Frittata con squacquerone, zucchine, pinoli e olive

I love courgettes

The first time I ate courgettes I was 17 and staying in Paris to improve my French. I still love Paris and  I still love courgettes and its incredible variety of preparations. The chubby round courgettes are meant to be filled. For 2p, half and empty 4 round courgettes. Chop the filling. Chop and fry … More I love courgettes