If I would have to describe the taste of hot summer nights the flavor of sweet juicy tomatoes is probably the best description. As a child I could eat tomatoes like apples. My mother used to make tons of passata in the summer. At that moment the tomatoes were at their best, cultivated under the … More Luscious tomatoes
It was hot in Italy. Fresh salads taste even better in this kind of weather. Start with the dressing. Mix 150 grams of Greek yoghurt with 2 table spoons of lemon juice, 1 spicy little pepper, 2 pickled anchovies, ½ teaspoon of mustard of Dijon, pepper and salt. Add 2 table spoons of chopped mint … More Fennel, cucumber and apple salad with white fish
Cold soups are a delight in summer. One of my dearest friends, Alejandro in Spain= Alec in Belgium, who lives in Andalusia, made us taste Salmorejo for the first time. It was ‘love at first sight’. The most important rule is to use sunriped tomatoes! Put 8 medium sized tomatoes in boiling water (remove the … More Salmorejo, the best cold soup ever!
Calamari, breadcrumb, garlic, lemon, tomato…the smell of summer! For 2 p clean 500 grams of fresh squid. Fry 1 chopped spicy pepper, 6 chopped garlic cloves and 2 handful of old breadcrumb in a good drizzle of olive oil. Add pepper and salt. Bake until crispy and golden brown. Put the mixture on kitchen paper … More The hottest day in Italy since the start of the measurments.
Although grapefruit is a winter ingredient, it’s a perfect to use in a summer dish. Green beans, or asparagus beans (less work to cut the ends of ;-))are at their best in this season. Cut 400 grams of green beans in pieces of 3-4 cm. Add 4 chopped garlic cloves, 1 spicy little pepper and … More Grapefruit and salmon in a lovely summer recipe
For 2p 600 grams of different shapes, different colors of small tomatoes. Halve them or cut in different sizes. Add mozzarellini (small mozzarella balls). Add some pistache nuts. Boil 600 grams of small potatoes in salted water al dente. Cool down and halve them. Mix the tomatoes, mozzarella, potatoes, nuts with loads of fresh basil … More 7.30 pm and still 25° outside, maxi version of a caprese salad