Local shopping

I was used to shop weekly in the big supermarket in Siena and an occasional shopping in the local stores. Since the lock down I feel so lucky with 2 local grocery shops, fish is now frozen instead of fresh and the choice of vegetables and fruit is less abundant but fresh. Rectangular puff pastry … More Local shopping

Mac ‘n Cheese

Tonight we try to ignore certain ‘creatures’ (I’m normally quite a apolitical person) by enjoying an American favorite on your plate. For 2p, you need 600 grams of chopped and rinsed leek, 4 chopped garlic cloves, 40 grams of grated emmental (gruyere would have been better) cheese, 1 mozzarella of 200grams, 200 ml of cream … More Mac ‘n Cheese

It’s about time to give black cabbage a second chance

I don’t think I ever tasted black cabbage before we moved to Tuscany. It’s one of the protagonist of the famous ribollita, a traditional Tuscan soup. You can find my first cooking experiment with black cabbage at the beginning of the blog. It wasn’t really successful 🤓, too much and not enough cooked, it tasted … More It’s about time to give black cabbage a second chance

Healthy routines

Routines are important to stay healthy. Cooking and eating are two of my passions but if I don’t watch what I eat I will quickly gain weight. A prefer a healthy life style instead of a strict diet. It has been proven that people who follow diets in between not paying attention will gain weight … More Healthy routines

Puff pastry

Cover a rectangular puff pastry ( on baking paper) with 150 grams of light Philadelphia cheese. Spread some pepper and 1 table spoon of dried basil. Clean 500 grams of green asparagus and 500 grams of puntarelle ( looks like asparagus points) or some green beans. Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves in a drizzle … More Puff pastry