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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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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Duck Breast with Ponzu

This is a pretty easy dish that tastes really good. Ingredients: 1 duck breast Leek Ponzu Sauce (I buy the ready made as we have no choice to get fresh yuzu here) Salt and Pepper a little bit of oil. Preheat the oven to 190°C with air circulation (200°C for the traditional). Pierce the duck…

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Pak Choi in Dashi and soy sauce

Last summer I planted some Pak Choi in my raised beds and guess what, it’s still growing now over the winter (ok, it’s a very warm winter…). So I am always looking for new ways to prepare it and this is a delicious one. Ingredients: 500 gr Pak Choi Salt 3 tbsp dashi stock (even…

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Tatsuta Fried Chicken

Most people know Tori Karaage, the fried chicken. Wakadori no Tatsuta-age is a similar version but the chicken is marinated before frying it, so it’s even tastier. Ingredients: 500gr deboned chicken thighs 1.5 tsp salt 3 tbsp sake for the breading soy sauce and potato starch.   Cut the chicken in chunks and put them…

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Onigiri

Onigiri are very popular in Japan and can be found in any combini shop. An onigiri is a rice ball (triangle, ball or cilinder shape) which can have different fillings. Only your fantasy is the limit. There are as well some that don’t have a filling but the rice is mixed different ingredients thinly chopped….

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Pizza dough – base recipe

I love pizza and my favourite comes from a wood fired oven. From time to time we cook it at home as well and I use a recipe which is adapted for this purpose. Ingredients for 2 people: 130 gr Flour – I use half white flour and the other half durum wheat semolina (grinder…

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