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…
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)…
The right time for the Piennolo tomato harvesting
Good news from the kitchen garden! Finally the time for harvesting the cherry “ciliegino” and the small heart-shaped “piennolo” tomatoes arrived. To have 826 gr tomatoes all together in a boat plate in the same morning was like a welcome gift. Both of the two varieties have a sweet taste and they offer a number…
Work in progress in the kitchen garden, puntarelle chicory and grilled tomatoes.
It was a very long, hot week. In Italy, people just celebrated “Ferragosto” and are still enjoying their holidays. In the meanwhile, the kitchen garden calls for some work in progress.
Spaghetti dish, the European football championship and Summer season
Hello! Summer season is at the door, we enjoy the European football championship and we love pasta. These are the three main ingredients for our special dish made with spaghetti and a convivial “al fresco”dining. Let’s start with frying some fresh bacon or speck in a pan without using oil. Leave the fat to heat…
Spring in the kitchen
A dish has to talk to you. Indeed, all senses have to be activated to feel its vibrations. Even though you are not a chef, but, of course, you love cooking, it is a full experience around the dish, first of all as executor of the dish, by choosing ingredients properly at the food market…
Vegetables soup at Summertime: a delightful refreshment
At the end of August it is pretty hot in Apulia, Southern Italy (some days temperature is around 40°C). Then, having more vegetables and fruit might turn to be a daily healthy habit in order to help feeling well. What is more, at the food market there is a rich colorful triumph among season vegetables…
Zucchini flowers and Summer nuances for a picnic
Stuffed zucchini flowers, an inviting appetizer to welcome Summertime