Category: sustainable food
Home made potatoes gnocchi and crisp appetizers on the second of Advent
On the second Sunday of Advent, I enjoyed to make potatoes gnocchi at home, introducing some variations on traditional local recipes. In particular, to the basic mixture for gnocchi (made of excellent red potatoes coming from the mountains of Calabria, one egg and some semolina flour) I added chopped parsley and a generous handful of…
Spaghetti alla chitarra and pepper sauce for dinner.
It was a beautiful September Sunday and, after a long walk in the crisp air, here we are in the kitchen to enjoy cooking very quick an appetizing dish of spaghetti alla chitarra and a sweet pepper sauce. Are you hungry? Welcome!
Home made pasta and cauliflower: culinary delicacies for the Summer table.
Summer is the season for the open air living, but we can also apply this concept by stretching space right in the place where we live, enjoying gardening and our own growings, even in a small verandah, a green terrace or a balcony, throughout the year. So, the outdoor space, no more seen only as…
Mango and melting scamorza cheese for a fresh inviting salad
It is the Midsummer weekend and in Apulia temperatures are around 40°C! To drink more water, having fresh vegetables and fruit is the best way to feel good. Here we have one more delicious salad, which invites by saying “eat me!” Indeed, few, simple ingredients make a feast in the dish. We prepared the salad…
On Sunday evening: Let’s have pizza for dinner
Time for a good home made just baked pizza. Al fresco dining. Add some fresh leaves of basil. No more, nor less. Perfect. Enjoy the evening, everybody 🙂
From the Project Page: In the Kitchen Garden – Flowers, Vegetables and Quotes
A bit of poetry in the green terrace tonight. The magic of beams of light in the jars illuminates the little growing plants of tomatoes. Soon, we are going to have sweet yellow tomatoes for our appetizers.
Short pastry and season fruit to start this first December week
Grey sky upon the first weekend of Advent. In these days, leaves are turning yellow and golden and, slowly, light as delicate petals, they are falling from the trees. On the other hand, it was gorgeous time for starting to decor with warm lights and green balsamic fragranced branches of Abies. Besides, there was a…
Pot roasted shoulder of lamb: when the dishes of tradition talk
Welcome in the kitchen! Last weekend, during a long beautiful driving up to the hills in the heart of Apulia region, there was time for a visit at a good local butcher’s, where they served me a tender piece of shoulder of lamb filled with a typical local artisan salumi called “capocollo” and “caciocavallo podolico”…
Recipe for good bread
The new week started with checking the bread dough left to rest for a night.Indeed, the next morning, the bread dough seemed to have that peculiar bubbly fluffiness for making a well done bread. It only needed little time and work of kneading more and, of course, ingredients inside play a relevant role. – What…