It’s time to restore the cavolo nero back to it’s worthy position

Our first winter here I discovered ‘cavolo nero’ and created some dish with an incredible amount for 2p. Above all it was not cooked enough so the taste of metal was really strong. Since then Iris refuses to reconsider this ingredient, but after 2 years, it’s about time to try it again. For 2p, chop … More It’s time to restore the cavolo nero back to it’s worthy position

Simple pasta dish

For 2p chop 1 cute lady fennel and 1 small male fennel (remember, blogpost In love with fregola) in small pieces. Bake in a drizzle of olive oil. After a few mins add 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 chopped chili pepper and 1 teaspoon of grinded fennel seeds. Add some lemon juice and zeste for a … More Simple pasta dish

Pasta and shrimps

Tonight we are both tired, but the dinner is and will always be an important ritual to finish the day. Bake 400 grams of whole frozen shrimps shortly in a drizzle of olive oil. Remove the shrimps from the pan and cool down. Chop and fry 1 large red fresh onion, 1 chili pepper and … More Pasta and shrimps

Green cabbage and pasta (a lovely recipe for ravioli in a simple version)

In every kitchen you find leftovers of unfinished bags of dried pasta. So check your cupboards regularly before opening a new package. Chop a few garlic cloves and, of course, a spicy little pepper. Fry in some olive oil. Add chopped green cabbage (1 green cabbage = 1 recipe with the outer leaves + 1 … More Green cabbage and pasta (a lovely recipe for ravioli in a simple version)

Pasta with Sicilian meat balls and courgettes are a delight in your mouth after a few hours drive

The body guard of the house, our French bulldog Pillo, is really ill. We brought him to a wonderful animal clinic in Pistoia, 1h40mins drive from Siena. For his recovery he needs to eat, and most important of all, he needs to know that we haven’t abandoned him. It’s a question of organization to prepare … More Pasta with Sicilian meat balls and courgettes are a delight in your mouth after a few hours drive