A close-up on my friends, the Mallards
When you are in Stockholm, you can’t miss to have a walk by the water, where, often, you can meet little friendly mallards. They get close to you with curiosity and calm attitude and let you take pictures of them. Indeed, it seems they are almost accustomed to the presence of human beings. They are…
Along the Summer route
The small boat continued its journey, gliding smoothly, light and rapid on small waves that played chasing each other along the summer route.
A warm, soft heart of mushrooms, Swiss chard and pecorino cheese dipped in a sweet pepper sauce
Hello, welcome March! Is there any party on, by chance? Well, in that case, follow the rhythm of music and prepare these appetizing, golden balls made of a warm, soft heart of mushrooms, Swiss chard and pecorino cheese. Then, dip them in a sweet pepper sauce. Your guests will love them! For the vegetable balls you…
Home-made ravioli and the vegetable garden in the wintertime
Since every season has its own crops, now it is time for beautiful plants of cardoon in our vegetable garden, they are ideals for warm tasteful soups and, at this proper, in Apulia, Southern Italy, it is common to cook cardoons in many different ways. The recipe, I am going to make today, combines, calling…
Taraxacum potato gnocchi on a velvet Taleggio cheese cream
We are going to make taraxacum potato gnocchi on a velvet Taleggio cream. In my opinion, this delicious dish seems to be an ideal junction among genuine ingredients, which, coming from different places from North to South, have both benefit healthy qualities and peculiar tastes that can be clearly perceived from gourmets.
Appetizing croquettes made of vegetables and sweet yellow tomatoes for a smooth sauce
The new week started with its usual rhythmic step but then, in the middle of the day or when activities allow a break, that is the time for turning your sight, looking at nature and enjoying the splendid work of art the Autumn season is making of it. Since it is almost lunch time, I…
Orecchiette and Chanterelles: season ingredients for an appetizing Sunday meal
Last Sunday morning, the sky was clear and temperature was mild: it was the promise for a good walk into nature soon. After sipping a cup of warm coffee in front of the kitchen window, I thought it was time for making orecchiette, as typical among the Sunday meals, according to Apulia gastronomy suggestions…
Rice au gratin, an old family recipe that children love
It was wonderful to spend some time with my Swedish friend Katarina and her beautiful family last week-end. We arranged to meet for going to the food store together and choose some ingredient for preparing an old recipe my grandmother used to make at Christmastime, when the whole family was finally together at home.
Autumn and its culinary poetry: the light taste and seasonal ingredients for a homemade lasagna
It is time to welcome the Autumn season and its very distinctive fragrances, its amazing natural landscapes made of warm shades and golden foliage! There is a world filled with inspiration in Albert Camus’s quotation, “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”, which makes you long to wander, at the…
Garlic, a natural healthy ingredient for a very simple and tasty Italian recipe, ‘Spaghetti alla Carrettiera’
Hello! There is a soft breeze in the air that gently touches flowers, trees, foliage in the garden today and nature is in a mesmerizing dance of light. Small pink flowers of wild garlic (allium), resembling tiny bright cups among lush backgrounds of artichokes plants, softly move and humbly bend on their own thin…
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