Kale

Kale is an important ingredient in the Italian kitchen and is, in Tuscany, mainly used for the famous ‘ribollita’ ( = a thick all- in- one soup, literally translated as re-cooked). In the beginning of our Italian life, I experimented with this vegetable. Being used to cook al dente and to avoid waste ( one … More Kale

Fresh vine leaves

The bright green color of spring is gradually changing in a darker green. The vineleaves have grown already large enough to protect the future bunches of grapes against the burning sun. I really hope that I will not influence this precious process by stealing a few of those larger leaves for a try out recipe … More Fresh vine leaves

Improvisation

1 kilo of fresh peas (pod included) is waiting in the fridge. My initial idea of a kind of pie doesn’t feel like the proper recipe for those green delights, so while having my breakfast in the sun, I decided on the following one. Shell the peas from their pod ( Oskar loves to chew … More Improvisation

Oskar’s first snow

Snow and sun🤩, enjoy the moment. After a nice walk in the beautiful landscape, it’s time to prepare my weekend cake. With a ready made rectangular puff pastry this recipe is amazingly easy. Mix 500 grams ricotta with 2 eggs, vanilla powder/extract, the zeste of 1 lemon, 2 table spoons of pine nuts and liquid … More Oskar’s first snow

Eat consciously

At the beginning of the year I decided to pay even more attention to healthy eating. I hate dieting if it means elimination. Eating consciously has always been my food philosophy. So I started by asking myself where I could cut kcal without following a real diet : – instead of ‘a drizzle of olive … More Eat consciously

Filled portobello

Huge portobellos are only occasionally available in the supermarket. I can’t resist buying them. The target is to experiment with another filling. A lucious burrata of 150 grams is desperate to be used. Mix the burrata with 4 garlic cloves, the stems of the mushrooms, fresh basil, pepper and salt in a blender. Taste, add … More Filled portobello

Another pie

I never used kataifi pastry myself and to my surprise I could even buy it in the local store. Cooking for 2p, back on track 😉. Crumble 200 grams of feta in a bowl. Add 2 eggs, 300 grams of chopped courgettes (still growing), 300 grams of precooked and chopped swiss chard, 1 large clove … More Another pie