Bean burgers

Yesterday I was cleaning my kitchen and noticed to have to many dried beans. 500 grams of dried white beans end in a pan with water to soak for 24 hours. During those 24 hours I will find a way to prepare them. Drain the beans. Put them back in new water, add some salt, … More Bean burgers

Winter delight

Green cabbage is a lovely ingredient. It is full of vitamins and low in kcal. In general cabbages here have a rather small size (800 grams). You can easily store them for more than a week in your fridge. My recent discovery ‘crescenza’ (cheese) with its delicate taste will take care of the protein part. … More Winter delight

Minestra-Minestrone and another leftover recipe

Who does not know minestrone? It is always intresting to search for the origin of words. ‘Minestra’ means soup in Italian and ‘Minestrone’ is literally a ‘big soup’ because of the quantity of ingredients. There is no real recipe, but in general you use seasonal vegetables or even real leftovers. So it is an ideal … More Minestra-Minestrone and another leftover recipe

While Muslim nations are attacked by crazy Trump, let’s at least make them feel at home in our kitchen!

Artichokes are almost always available in the local supermarket of Siena. They are smaller and thus don’t have the internal hairy part. Today I want to try a tajine with artichokes, potatoes and peas. Inspiration is given by the book by Ghillie Basan who mixes old Moroccan traditions with the contemporary kitchen. Clean the artichokes … More While Muslim nations are attacked by crazy Trump, let’s at least make them feel at home in our kitchen!