I’m still here😉

What a lovely weekend! Blue skies, sunny wintertime…I love this place on earth. Breakfast outside, a few phone calls, some cooking, the last bit of painting for this year, a lovely walk, afternoon tea and cooking for just the two of us. What a gift! I bought a few portobellos and I don’t remember what … More I’m still here😉

Unlimited number

Google recipes for eggplant and tomatoes and you’ll find an incredible amount of variations. It’s really easy to create some more. For 4p you need : 4 large eggplants, 1 kilo of cherry tomatoes, 6-8 garlic cloves, 4 salted sun-dried tomatoes, 400 grams of mozzarella and 16 salted anchovies filets. Start the oven at 200 … More Unlimited number

No carbs tonight

It’s popular, I know, but still not bad as alternative a carbfree pizza. Clean, chop and dry 1 cauliflower. Blend. Put the mixture on baking paper. Bake at 180° for approximately 15 mins. Cool down. Mix the cauliflower with 1 egg, 2 table spoons of almond flour, 1 table spoon of dried thyme, a pinch … More No carbs tonight

Croque mozzarella

You know that spongy thin white toast bread? That’s the one you need for this recipe.4 croques, 8 slices of that bread, 4 slices of mozzarella, 1 egg, 2 table spoons of flour, 100ml of semi skimmed milk and 1 table spoon of dried basil.Create 4 mozzarella sandwiches. Press at the sides to close the … More Croque mozzarella

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