Spaghetti with broad beans, peas and pesto.

This is a pure spring recipe. When the peas and the broad bean (fave) arrive on the market it’s time to cook this recipe. Ingredients for 2: 125 gr Spaghetti ( Garofalo from Gragnano) a cup of fresh peas a cup of fresh broad bean (dont forget to get the skin around the bean off)…

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Spring Bruschetta

This is a variation from the 3 tomatoes salad I prepared the other day. Basically you have almost the same ingredients, but different tastes. I prepared it as a Bruschetta, but you can use it as a pasta sauce or a side dish with grilled fish or meat and it is super easy to do….

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Raised beds, preparation of the new season

Since last week I am preparing for the new season for my raised beds. Well outside there is snow… not really motivating… So this year I decided that I would like to try to grow some special sorts of vegetables so instead of buying all seedlings, I start to growth my own from Seeds. In…

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3 tomatoes and asparagus salad

I am currently preparing the seedlings for our garden and got a tomato craving  (I planted 7 different types 😉 , let’s hope they grow well. Armed with my craving I went tomato shopping and found already different sorts (season has started in Spain and Italy). I settled for some Merinda, some Datterini and some…

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Mercat de Valencia Part 2

Meat   You can find almost any kind of meat here at the Market. A little note goes to Beef as first. While beef produces a nice steak, spanish people are sure that an ox steak has even a better taste. From the tags on the meat in the dry aging chamber, you can guess…

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Mercat Central de Valencia – Central Market Part 1

In many Spanish city you will find wonderful central markets. No exception is Valencia with the Mercat Central. In 1839 a Mercado Nuevo was established but was still an open market. As the end of the century it’s already to small for the needs of the City. For this reason at the beginning of the…

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Puerta del Mar Valencia

Puerta del Mar, as the name says, is a seafood specialized restaurant in Valencia. The variety of seafood you can get in Spain is huge. Here some of the food we were able to taste. Bonito and tomato salad Actually a very simple dish, you just need good ingredients. Like tasty tomatoes, good bonito fillet,…

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VINOTINTO – Valencia

We had a very short stay in Valencia but were determined to get some good food. We found Vino Tinto by passing by, at 3pm (yes in Valencia lunch is between 2 and 4 pm) it was packed even on a tuesday. The restaurant has very high ceilings with and a wonderful old wooden floor….

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Oriental meatballs with Eggplants and tomatoes

This are 2 dishes I wanted to try since a long time, but I got a hard time finding Sumac. Sumac is a turkish spice which has a tangy lemony taste. Oriental Meatballs Ingredients: 400 gr of ground lamb and beef (in my case I used 300 of Lamb and 100 of beef). salt 2…

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Zaru Soba and Hiyayakko

  This is a special request from a friend of mine. This is for me a perfect combination to prepare a quick, healthy and tasty dinner. Hiyayakko – Cold Tofu Ingredients for 2: 1 pack of firm tofu Some Ponzu sauce (it’s a citrus sauce based on Yuzu) Katsuo Boshi (the bonito flakes) some spring…

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