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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

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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

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Let’s make small zucchini boats and red onion sauce for dinner

The red onion hisses in the pan with a couple of soup spoons of extra virgin olive oil. This is to start preparing a red onion sauce to be served with small zucchini boats on your dinner table. Continue reading Let’s make small zucchini boats and red onion sauce for dinner

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Tasting new extra virgin olive oil in Apulia

The harvest goes on in Apulia region, in the South of Italy. We tasted among different kinds in order to choose those new extra virgin olive oils, which meet both cooking and gourmet requirements, for our annual supplies. Continue reading Tasting new extra virgin olive oil in Apulia

Parmigiana of aubergines, easy and inviting dish from Southern Italy

Even in January, this parmigiana would make you think about Summer flavours. For this dish, it is  ideal to choose round aubergines, since they are sweeter and have less seeds. Continue reading Parmigiana of aubergines, easy and inviting dish from Southern Italy

Savoy cabbage ravioli

Hello, for those, who enjoy cooking, it is always nice to dedicate some time of yours to  prepare genuine, home made dishes for family and friends. So, my small culinary tip for the week-end is a light ravioli recipe that … Continue reading Savoy cabbage ravioli

Golden crêpes filled with small shrimps that taste like Spring

   Hello! Spring is at work here again: day by day, its distinct singing can reach even the most distant corners and, by magic, its brush masterfully covers every little space of this huge natural canvas with the most beautiful … Continue reading Golden crêpes filled with small shrimps that taste like Spring

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 to a culinary harmony, savours and food products of the Northern regions with those coming from the South. Continue reading Home-made ravioli and the vegetable garden in the wintertime