Kitchen tools

I have an impressive amount of kitchen equipment, although certain tools I rarely use. A spiralizer is one of those things. It creates lovely vegetable curls, but ( mine is for sure) it’s not really handy. I must admit that this salad would be less attractive without.Marinate 300 grams of defrosted and dried scampi in … More Kitchen tools

Although it’s chilly and wet in Tuscany, we’ll have a colorful salad

Slice 1 raw fennel and a bunch of radishes thinly. Add the meat and juice of 2 grapefruit. Mix and store cool. Chop 2 dates in little pieces. Put in a sauce pan. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon, 2 table spoons of water and 1 table spoon of maple syrup. Heat an stir until … More Although it’s chilly and wet in Tuscany, we’ll have a colorful salad

Straw asparagus

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

Green vegetables and lemon of our own lemon tree in progress

Our dear Italian friends, Giancarla and Lucia, gave us a small lemon tree which we baptised as Lalu. Lalu is still waiting in our future dining room to be brought outside once the climate is stable enough. The few lemons which were hanging on the plant are falling. I was afraid that they would have … More Green vegetables and lemon of our own lemon tree in progress

Celery and turmeric

Celery has become a popular ingredient,.and above all, it’s really cheap and healthy đź‘Ť. For 2p, chop 500 grams of potatoes and 1 small sized celery of approx 800 grams in cubes of 2 cm. Mix with 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds, pepper, salt and … More Celery and turmeric

Marinated sardines

Fresh sardines are a delight, and this recipe is awesome. I love sardines. If you can persuade the fishmonker to prepare fillets, you have no excuse to try this really fantastic recipe. As a starter for 2p or as part of wonderful buffet 300 grams of fillets are approx 7-8 whole fishes which you can … More Marinated sardines