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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. Continue reading Work in progress in the kitchen garden, puntarelle chicory and grilled tomatoes.

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Summer, the kitchen garden, home produces and small fresh delicacies

Hello, welcome in August! Despite the very high temperatures, I keep on taking care of my kitchen garden early in the morning. At this proper, it … Continue reading Summer, the kitchen garden, home produces and small fresh delicacies

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Crisp single crust polenta pie topped with broccoli, sausage and sweet Tropea onion. It tastes so good!

Then, it is the turn for steamed broccoli. You can watch the video I made to see how gently they cook with the other ingredients. All … Continue reading Crisp single crust polenta pie topped with broccoli, sausage and sweet Tropea onion. It tastes so good!

Warm shades of Autumn in the pot

The Autumn season is offering us an extraordinary palette of tones, from pale golden yellows to bronzed oranges and browns, flaming reds and violets, till silver green and grays, which leaves wear once they start their mesmerizing, melancholic dance from the trees down along the sides of the streets. There is something soothing and mystic in their graceful pirouettes, which fills the air with beautiful, lively waves and serendipity. Continue reading Warm shades of Autumn in the pot

Lamb chops

Fast and easy: lamb chops in pistachio crumble

Hello, a new week on this Monday, October 12th, starts with a succulent dish made with delicious tender lamb chops in pistacchio crumble. The progress of the recipe will take less than an hour. Continue reading Fast and easy: lamb chops in pistachio crumble

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 … Continue reading Vegetables soup at Summertime: a delightful refreshment

Small gnocchi made of semolina and green sparrows

Let’s keep on enjoying good genuine tastes in our dishes. Today, for lunch, I prepared a light soup with sparrows bouillon and home made semolina gnocchi. Continue reading Small gnocchi made of semolina and green sparrows