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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Mixed chilies and garlic sauce

As we planted a lot of chilies this year, we are always thinking of what to do with the harvest. I just did this sauce in 10 minutes, of course you can choose different kind of chilies. I like the mix of flavours even as the colour may result a bit bland. Ingredients: 2 Aji…

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Quick japanese shrimp soup

Yesterday we were preparing some nice shrimps for the barbecue and we thought it would be a waste to throw away such nice shrimp heads. And here we go, improvised quick recipe! Ingredients: 8 nice shrimp heads 1 piece of kombu 2 tsp of good miso paste (we used a nice, not too strong aka…

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Loup de mer in salt crust

I have been doing fish in salt crust for ages, but tried a new preparation some time ago. Loved it! You can use Loup de Mer, Dorade, Mackerel, …. anything you like. Ingredients for 2: 1 fish 800gr. in this case Loup de Mer 2kg coarse salt 4 egg white 1 lemon (just the skin,…

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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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