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…

The cosy feeling of a faba beans purée

Hello October! The week is painted with the golden colors of Autumn and one of the most prepared dishes at this time of the year, according to my family tradition, is a delicious creamy faba beans purée. Simple ingredients to make a tasteful recipe that requests an easy way of execution, which can be also…

From a crisp rosemary schiacciata to a millefoglie made of green

After a long very hot Summer, which made us long for appetizing fresh salads, thirst-quenching drinks and creamy fruit ice creams, now it is time again for delicious dishes that make us feel the warm, cosy welcome of the Autumn season. For those, who love the good fragrance of a just home-baked potato focaccia or…

A bouquet of Zinnia flowers in bloom for our fresh Summer tastes

It keeps on being so hot in these Summer days and, in the garden, now it is the turn for a bouquet of beautiful zinnias to bloom one after an other. When, in the early morning, zinnias showed their spectacular palette of colors up to the sky, to take pictures of their smooth, shining beauty…

A soft fragrant cake as Summer dessert!

Hello! We are in the heart of Summer and at this time of the year, by visiting our food stores and markets, it is possible to find gorgeous fragrant Williams pears there. This ancient variety is widely known to be excellent for canned or processed uses. So, let’s bake a cake, which has the fresh taste of Summer and the soft intense spiced fragrance of cocoa and cardamom.

What’s in the picnic basket for your Summer hiking?

Hello! It is getting really hot in these days and finally, after a long period of “staying at home”, there is a plenty of opportunities to catch and go hiking. Of course we have to choose also among nice cozy places in the middle of nature, where to sit and enjoy our “déjeuner sur l’herbe”….