Risotto alla milanese

Risotto alla milanese is a typical north italian dish. I love the saffron taste and works well especially with the ossobuco con gremolata. As I published already the recipe of the ossobuco some years ago, it is now time to publish the recipe of the risotto. Ingredients for 2: 180 gr of Carnaroli or Arborio…

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka is an Israeli / Middle Eastern tomato based dish. Ingredients for 2: 750 gr of ripe tomatoes 2/3 spoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves finely chopped or pressed 1 medium sized onion finely chopped 4-5 medium sized green peperoncini cut in rings 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp piri piri chili flakes (optional) 1…

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Lamb salad with Tzatziki

This is a nice summer dinner. You may eat the tzatziki as a side salad (like my boyfriend did) or you can use it as a dressing for the salad (as I did). In the picture you see the different components so anyone can prepare it as he wishes. Ingredients: For the tzatziki: 180 gr greek…

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Penne Stracchino e Gorgonzola

We just came back from holiday and we managed to do some specialities shopping on the way back. In particular some nice Stracchino and some nice Gorgonzola Piccante. As yesterday the weather was really bad and rainy, what better to combine them in a recipe. Ingredients: 250 gr. Penne (Garofalo) 100 gr. Stracchino 50 gr. Gorgonzola piccante…

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Chilean Pebre

I just got a lot of Jalapeño ready in my garden so I was on the search for a good recipe. I found this chilean recipe and everybody liked it! Ingredients: 1 bunch of coriander 1 bunch of parsley 2 spring onions 6 small Jalapeño peppers 2 small tomatoes (preferably the more fleshy ones) a…

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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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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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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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A quick Chimichurri recipe

Chimichurri is a south american sauce prepared with fresh herbs that matches well with grilled meats. There are many different ways of preparing it and best would be to chop all the ingredient by hand. But I don’t mind using the food processor for a quick preparation (when the meat is on the BBQ already. This…

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