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

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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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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. Continue reading A soft fragrant cake as Summer dessert!

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

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Shall we make a zucchini tart?

Hello! On this second week of June we are going to bake a tasteful zucchini tart, which perhaps would turn to be a delightful appetizer for … Continue reading Shall we make a zucchini tart?

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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!

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Cocoa or vanilla daisy pastries?

Hello! We are enjoying warm Spring days, which are getting longer and longer. Sometimes, after dinner time, it might happen you want to enjoy a glass … Continue reading Cocoa or vanilla daisy pastries?