Minestra di Tenerumi – Soup with Sicilian Courgette Leaves

This year we decided to try for the first time to grow in our garden the “Serpente di Sicilia”, a very nice and particular vegetable of the Gourd family that is typical of Sicily. Its scientific name is Lagenaria longissima. But the particularity of this specific vegetable it’s also that its leaves are edible, and…

Pasta with Sicilian Pesto

This recipe has nothing to do with the Pesto Genovese, but it’s not less good 🙂 With “pesto siciliano” often  we refer to the recipe made with sun-dried tomatoes (delicious!), but also with good and ripe cherry tomatoes (it’s even more fresh). There are different options, someone for example also use pine nuts…all are very…

Puff Pastry Cake with Spinach and Ricotta

The spinach in our garden were ready to pick up, so I had to think to some good recipe 🙂 This is a very easy dish, you just have to find a good puff pastry, and the main job is already done 🙂 For the perfect result is important to drain as much as possible…

Lasagne al Pesto

Do you you have too much pesto at home? 😀 then here it is a good solution 😀 If you love pesto, then you are going to love this recipe. It requires some job, but it’s not too complicated, moreover if you prepare more you can also freeze it, and eat it whenever you want,…

Lagane e Ceci – Fresh Pasta and Chickpeas

Here it is one of those warming recipes that are simply perfect to prepare during those cold evenings 🙂 It’s very simple and it was a recipe of the rural society, through all southern Italy there are several variants, especially in Calabria, in Cilento and in Lucania, but fundamentally they are all very similar. The…

Focaccia Barese

New blog post about another of the countless traditional focaccia made in Italy 🙂 This time we are in Puglia, a beautiful southern Italian region. And focaccia barese it’s so good that it’s famous almost through the whole country. As the name say, it is typical of Bari, which is the capital city of the…

Cavatelli with Peperoni Cruschi and Pecorino

This is the kind of authentic Italian recipes I love: few good quality ingredients and simplicity 🙂 It’s a typical recipe of Lucania, an area mostly part of Basilicata region, and the fact I managed to find also the Pecorino of Moliterno made it really authentic 🙂 But the main ingredient is the peperone crusco,…

Beetroot Risotto – Risotto alla Barbabietola

This is not only a good recipe, but also beautiful 🙂 let’s tell the truth, its color is amazing and it can always surprise positively your guests 🙂 It’s a simple recipe (if you are already used to make risotto), with simple ingredients, and if you like this particular winter vegetable for sure you are…

Appenzeller Chäshörnli

This is one of those “very winter” recipes 🙂 I managed to accidentally find here the Appenzeller cheese (a cheese with a 700 years history), which is a very good mountain cheese from Switzerland, more precisely of the Appenzell canton, so I thought that this recipe would be perfect. There are 3 types of this…

Spaghettoni al Pomodoro

Today 5th of December I prepared one of the best “spaghettoni al pomodoro” I ever did…how is this possible, almost in winter? The answer is simple: with amazing products, like these “pomodorini del piennolo del Vesuvio” (or other similar great artisanal products), simply picked up when perfectly ripe, squeezed with hands and carefully put in…