SALTIMBOCCA ALL’UVA or VEAL WITH PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA, SAGE AND GRAPES

Saltimbocca is a typical roman dish but this recipe is slightly different from the traditional one. I do not usually like sweet food but the sweetness of the grapes is a nice contrast to the salty prosciutto and the sage….

the fall has come

over the tree tops

POMODORINI PUGLIESI AL FORNO or APULIAN OVEN BAKED CHERRY TOMATOES

Last summer we went to Apulia for our vacation, it is the heel of the italic peninsula and we went to visit some friends who are living there. Driving down the Adriatic coast I became more and more aware of…

upwards

melograno

light

PENNE CON MELANZANE, PEPERONI, OLIVE E CAPPERI or PENNE WITH PEPPERS, OLIVES AND CAPERS

We really like aubergines a lot my husband Marco and I, but my children have not yet been enlightened. But that doesn’t hinder us, we eat a lot of aubergines and I cook something different for them-one day they will…

POMAROLA or TOMATO SAUCE

One of the corner stones of Italian cooking is tomato sauce! It is a vital ingredient for so many dishes and there are as many recipes as there are cooks but here I want to give you a very simple…

through a tree

forgotten and unused

close up

Paper Chef # 11

Paper Chef # 11Yesterday was a wonderful autumn Sunday, the sky was blue, the air clear and the sun shining and where was I? In the kitchen, forgetting time and space for the sake of finding the right recipe to…

light and shade

stretching oneself to the limits

rosa

PACCHETTINI DI MORTADELLA E CAPRINO or TINY MORTADELLA PARCELS WITH FRESH GOAT’S CHEESE

Today the sky is blue again and my spirit soars after days and days of rain and chilly mornings. Too early for my taste especially as winter for us means freezing. Our house is cold and humid as most stone…

yesterday
MELE ALLA CANNELLA CON CREMA DI ROBIOLA or CINNAMON APPLES WITH ROBIOLA CREAM

This dessert has just the right autumn feeling, it’s rich and warm!MELE ALLA CANNELLA CON CREMA DI ROBIOLA or CINNAMON APPLES WITH ROBIOLA CREAM4 servings 2 apples 100 ml/0,42 cup brown sugar1-2 tsp ground cinnamon1 tblsp butter4 tblsp Marsala or…

grapes

a view over the road to my house

ORECCHIETTE CON BROCCOLI PICCANTI or ORECCHIETTE WITH HOT BROCCOLI

I live in a a tiny, tiny village on a hill in northern Tuscany, surrounded by olive trees and a relative peace because there are a surprising number of tractors around here. Right now they are particularly busy as they…