Easter atmosphere in the green terrace
It is only one week for Easter Day and, this afternoon, we gave space to local tradition and creativity. We enjoyed baking some inviting “cuddure”, from the ancient Greek “κολλύρα, kollýra”.
Early Morning Light
Early morning light means life starts again, every day, with a new dawn. The days roll down like small pebbles along the bed of a flowing river that never stops its run. No, you can’t stop time, you can’t beat it, but you are allowed to take the best moments with you (…) Simplicity and…
A warm melting dark chocolate bliss
In the heart of the Winter season, on a January Saturday afternoon, we love to spoil and pamper ourselves and family by whisking very quick batter and eggs for baking small chocolate desserts. It takes less than 20 minutes for dipping a spoon in a warm melting dark chocolate bliss. What is more, it is…
Apricot salad to welcome Summer days
Finally Summer arrived and here we have the first tastes of it with some apricots we picked from the tree in our garden. Today, at lunch time, we prepared a fresh, very simple salad with them. First of all, we grilled the apricots and then we added some lettuce, Parma ham, local fresh (primo sale)…
Carrot bundt cake: a heart of deliciousness
Yesterday, it was a beautiful afternoon in the kitchen making and baking one of my best preferred cakes, that is a carrot bundt cake. My aunt taught me about this delicacy when I was very young and even though there are many versions of it to get inspiration from, the one I like best is…
Pancakes or waffles?
Welcome, April! Everywhere it is a triumph of colors and new blooms and the mild temperatures, which Spring is offering, are a gentle invitation to have nice invigorating walks into nature in a contemplative mood. It is gonna be the first weekend of April and, for the occasion, I wondered what I would like to…
Shall we make a zucchini tart?
Hello! On this second week of June we are going to bake a tasteful zucchini tart, which perhaps would turn to be a delightful appetizer for our Summer “al fresco” dinners in the verandah with family and friends or a fantastic snack for the children. Let’s do it! As for the ingredients to make the…
Cocoa or vanilla daisy pastries?
Hello! We are enjoying warm Spring days, which are getting longer and longer. Sometimes, after dinner time, it might happen you want to enjoy a glass of fresh milk and perhaps a light dessert in front of a good reading. The following recipe of small daisy pastries is for those who, like me, love to…
A warm jam apricot dessert
Hallo! It is the first Sunday of May and we want to prepare a delicious dessert for the afternoon. Here we have some home made delicious apricot jam, a good burrata stuffed with cow milked ricotta cheese, cardamom, leaves of mint. Heat the apricot jam in a bain marie for a couple of minutes, then…
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