Companion plants….

I like gardening and it is really fun and very fulfilling when I can see my plants grow well even in small plots. One thing that I have discovered this summer is how the technique of companion planting (planting together 2 or 3 kinds of plants together) can really help in protecting plants from pest…

“Pancakes alle zucchine”

“Zucchine” or courgettes. Summer here in Italy is a time where I can find a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables in the grocery or in a farmer’s market. One of the vegetables that I really love to buy is this vegetable called “zucchine” in Italian and courgettes in English. I think this vegetable is…

Pancakes

I think that the fastest way of making these super delicious and nutritious snack is through a Thermomix “Bimby”. My most reliable kitchen chef. I never imagined myself using this kitchen tool but lately, using it gives me more time to dedicate to other activities like reading, sports and to spend precious moments to talk…

Good morning!

While I was thinking of the beauty of this beautiful rose, I thought of a vegetable salad prepared with walnuts, pieces of orange and apple. Add a tablespoon of olive oil from the Puglia region, Italy + mix everything well…a healthy vegetable salad without having to add salt. 😋 Happy Thursday to all!

Torta di cioccolato

Chocolate cake. It’s been months, maybe years since that first day that I thought to save my most love recipes in a book and today, I wanted to test this chocolate cake recipe, one of the first recipes learned here in Italy. I have forgotten who gave this recipe to me (modified according to my…

“Poffertjes”

One of the things that I have learned/tasted during my trip in Amsterdam is this specialty called “Poffertjes”. I like to cook and to learn new recipes so, after returning back from my vacation, I looked for this particular pan and I found it in the internet. Today, a rainy day, I decided to use…

Pinza or “Pinsa” in Veneto

There are certain delicacies that remind me of a tradition of a certain region of a certain country but it often brings me back memories of certain significant persons in my life who have taught me the value of what it is like to be a part of a family, a social group or simply,…

Biscoriso

I don’t know if anyone have ever heard a cookie with this name. ??? I called this cookie recipe , “Biscoriso” because it comes from the Italian word “biscotti (cookies) + riso (rice)”. (I use rice flour and all purpose flour in this recipe). I always prepare it during the holiday season as a gift…

Pumpkin cookies

It’s cold, it’s raining and gloomy outside…so I thought that it is the perfect moment to make pumpkin cookies for Halloween. Making an ordinary day worth remembering. This is the recipe: PUMPKIN cookies 600 grams All purpose flour 200 grams butter (room temperature) 200 grams powdered sugar 200 grams pumpkin pulp ( steamed) 175 grams…

Dark chocolate muffins

I was looking for a recipe for a cake without having to use butter or eggs and… a friend gave me this recipe.. I changed the rice flour with an organic all purpose flour and spelt flour and the muffins came out even better than I thought it would! This is the recipe: 70 grams…