First of all I’m proud to say that it feels like living my second life. After the death of my sister almost 15 years ago, breaking up my first marriage almost 13 years ago, I took a second chance with Iris. It still feels as if I gained the life that my sister lost, and … More How did I manage in my past life????
Quinoa is not really my favorite ingredient, but now and again 😉. Boil 100 grams of quinoa following the instructions. Cut 2 eggplants in halves. Make a few incisions in the meat. Brush some oil on each side. Put them with the skin upwards on baking paper. Bake in the oven at 200° for 30 … More Quinoa?
It was a lovely day. This morning I was introduced in the local ‘Bar Centrale’ by Anria, a lovely lady who invited me before at the pilates class in the village. Italians go to a bar not only to have some drinks or food but also to meet the other local people and to get … More Eggplant cookies
Steam 500 grams of chopped carrots in the microwave until al dente. Drain and add 1 can of drained chickpeas, 3 garlic cloves, 1 peperoncini, 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon of dried basil. Blend, taste, add pepper and salt. If the mixture is too liquid you can add some breadcrumb. Oil your hands … More Vegetarian burgers without pickles 😉
A ready made pizza dough and puff pastry are very handy stock ingredients, even stored in the freezer. In Tuscany truffle stores are common. Good quality has its price, but if you skip meat or fish the total amount of your meal is still reasonable. Spread a small container of truffle/porcini paste on a rectangular … More Now and again a pizza with a lot of cheese 😉
Although I know it’s not the most healthy ingredient, I love the local sausage meat. Meatlove for 2 is impossible, but a leftover is also nice cold as lunch. For a ‘summer’ version, it’s important to add some color. Chicken and Italian sausages contain already enough salt and certain other spices. Mix 400 grams of … More Meatlove docV /Italian style
Quiches were often on our menu in the past. My kids loved it and it was so easy to prepare in advance. The whole combination of puff pastry, eggs, cream, cheese is not exactly a ‘light’ dish, but I’m ready for one today. Pre bake the puff pastry ‘blind’. Defrost and drain 400 grams of … More Once upon a time….