Good bread for the weekend
In the creative process of making good homemade bread for your family and friends, there are books, which can inspire your bakery work with successful tips to follow in order to satisfy the pleasure of baking fragrant bread.
Celebrating Lucia, the bearer of light in the darkness of Winter
In the darkness of the early hours in the new day, just before the dawn announcement, Lucia advances with silent steps followed by mellow choruses, in a procession of candles, which lights the cold Winter sky with swaying vivid flames. Lucia brings light and hope to humanity.
Lussekatter in progress
On the third Sunday of Advent, late night, here we are in the kitchen working the golden daugh for the Lussekatter. I couldn’t miss this very special Swedish culinary tradition dedicated to Lucia. I’m going to leave the soft daugh to leaven and rest all night long and tomorrow will keep on working on it.…
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…
Linguini pasta, meatballs and sweet peppers sauce
Linguini pasta, meatballs and home-made sweet peppers sauce. Would you call it “a comfort dish”? A drizzle of extravirgin olive oil in a hot pan on the cooker, finely chopped garlic, red onion and sweet “cornetto” peppers, small cubes of tomatoes (one or two tomatoes) and let’s start by sautéing the ingredients just mentioned above…
Pink bonbons à la gelée for the last October weekend
The day started with a smooth pink toned jelly in mind. Pure pomegranate juice to become pink bonbons à la gelée to satisfy the palate of children and older children. They will love it, I thought. Soon, the pink jelly was almost done in a sauce pan. After I allowed the pink jelly to cool…
In the season of pomegranates
It all started last Spring, when I saw those beautiful gem flowers delicately flourishing up on our tree in the garden. Day by day, they silently were quite well along branches and among shining, small, green leaves. Then, I wondered if it was going to be a good season for the pomegranate fruits. Even though…
When you wake up in the morning and you know there is something… in progress. Wishing a good day to everybody 🙂
Ripe pomegranates, a welcome gift in October
October just started and has already given us a wonderful basket of ripe, juicy pomegranates we enjoyed to pick fresh from the tree in our kitchen garden. Not only they are a magnificent precious gift for our own health and excellent delicacy for our palate, but also they will be a welcome, appreciated present for…
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!