I don’t know how many versions of ‘torta della Nonna’ exist but probably as many as there are nonne. The most important thing is to create your own preferred balance of sweet and sour.I love a weekend afternoon with something sweet, but I try to be careful with sugar and fat.Mix 500 grams of ricotta … More The best Italian dolce : torta della nonna
Not only beautiful, but tasty, healthy…a tian is one of those dishes who has it all. Slice 1 medium sized eggplant in slices of 0.5 cm. Put them in a colander, spread some salt on each layer. After 30 mins to 1 hour, rinse the slices and dry. Slice 2 medium sized courgettes and 4 … More A tian is an awesome dish
For certain guests I normally would prefer to have a clean and tidy house, but, as you know, that’s really impossible for the moment. Luckely the evenings are nice and warm outside. A cold soup is a perfect starter and needs to be prepared in advance. Chop 2 medium sized cucumber and put in the … More Our house doesn’t have ( or is it ‘cannot’😉) to be tied up to organise dinner evenings.
Meat balls, cherry tomatoes and flat round pasta to finish a rainy day. Our garden is surrounded by an eatable bay leaf hedge. The rain is more than welcome. For 2p mix 300 grams of minced meat ( 2/3 chicken and 1/3 sausage meat) with 1 table spoon of fresh parsley and few chopped mint … More Round shapes
I’m visiting Rome with one of my daughters, Lisbet. Daily we easily walk 20000 steps. We dine outside or still find energy to cook our own meal. I prepare one of my oldest recipes ( inspired originally by Nigella Lawson). Marinate 3 table spoons of raisins in 3 table spoons of balsamic vinegar. Chop and … More Walking walking walking
For 2p, chop 2 garlic cloves. Heat a large pan. Add a drizzle of olive oil. Add the garlic and 500 grams of fresh, clean spinach. Bake until the spinach has reduced until 3 handfuls of vegetables. Drain. Mix with 175 grams of ricotta, pepper and salt. Put 2 garlic cloves, 1 large handful of … More Spinach, tomato sauce and ricotta in a delicious vegetarian pasta dish
I’m a big fan of Ottolenghi and I love Italy, for many good reasons. In his last book “Simple’ I discover, every time I stroll around the book, new dishes to try. Today, on page 206, a dish with lamb gets my attention. We have guests tonight ( they are curious about our home cinema … More Ottolenghi meets Italy