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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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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Asparagus and Gorgonzola Risotto

As usual, spring time, inspiration time. I bought some asparagus and decided to do a risotto with it. Ingredients for 2: 1.5 cups Risotto Rice (Arborio, Vialone Nano,….) 1 onion 1 dl white wine vegetable stock 500 gr Asparagus 100 gr Gorgonzola Olive oil Salt Salmon (sashimi quality) and spices if you like Clean the…

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A variation of Penne alla Sorrentina

Pasta alla sorrentina is basically with tomato sauce and some mozzarella added at the end (I put it with switched off fire and leave it for 1 minute to melt). Sorrento is a little bit south of Neapel. Campania, the region is home of the mozzarella. As I had some Asparagus left I added them….

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Penne al mascarpone, funghi e asparagi

A little improvisation for tonight. Ingredients Penne (Best if Garofalo) Asparagus Champignons Mascarpone Pelati Onions Garlic Anchovies Olive Oil Parmiggiano Reggiano   Put to cook the Pasta in the boiling water. Add some olive oil in a frying pan. Add first chopped onions and when golden the pressed garlic clove. Now you can add some…

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Asparagus Tartar

Another way to prepare asparagus 😉 Ingredients: 400 gr Asparagus 75 gr fresh cheese few cherry tomatoes 1 ripe but firm avocado 1 spoon Dijon mustard 1 cooked egg half a lemon 1 spoon capers a little fresh parsley and chives 1 garlic clove 1 dl Olive Oil salt and pepper   Steam or boil…

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Penne with Asparagus

I love green asparagus and it is finally season. Today Penne with green asparagus. Ingredients: Penne ( I prefer Garofalo , from Gragnano, south of Napoli) Asparagus A tin of chopped tomatos 4 Anchovies Garlic Few drops of Cream   Prepare the asparagus. Cut the tips and then cut the rest in slices. Put a…

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