Tag: Vegetarian

Italy on a plate

Italy on a plate

In the last few days, I started to declutter and spring cleaning the house and amongst magazines and recipe books, I found an award I wan in 2009 at a cookery exibition and competition in Glasgow. I don’t take enough credit for all my accomplishments […]

Dauphinoise potatoes … my family must have dish for every occasion

Dauphinoise potatoes … my family must have dish for every occasion

I finally have some head-space to post in my favourite place … my blog. The past few months have been emotionally and physically very intense and demanding. Although in the past months I cooked and tasted amazing food, I posted more on my Instagram account […]

Shakshuka

Shakshuka

First wintery weather call for emergency measure! While beautiful wintery sceneries are popping up in my social media feeds more and more often in the last few days. Like this picture of Balmoral Castle with a light dust of snow on the grounds. I crave […]

Upside-down cannelloni

Upside-down cannelloni

Many years ago I visited a beautiful village in the north of Italy called Valeggio Sul Mincio.  Valeggio is not only renown for its beauty and historical importance, but it’s also a gastronomical hotspot for fresh pasta and tortellini. One of the last time I […]

WOW 2018 and the recipes for Homesickness

WOW 2018 and the recipes for Homesickness

Last weekend was great, it started very well when I received this lovely book about the less renown history of many Scottish women. The authour will be at the Blairgowrie book festival this weekend but unfortunately, I will not be able to go so I’m enjoying the book […]

Coral runner beans

Coral runner beans

                Do you remember the pasta recipe with courgette and courgette’s flower I posted I while ago? Well today I went back to my friends Federica for a coffee and a chat and as last time, I came […]

Pesto and Trenette alla Genovese

Pesto and Trenette alla Genovese

  For many years I ran cookery classes at the local college. The first course I organised proved to be very popular and has been sold out for many many times. I think the secret of the success was because it included food from nearly every […]

Mozzarella & basil Stromboli

Mozzarella & basil Stromboli

Moving abroad had open my horizons and I discovered Italian recipes that don’t exist in Italy. Since then I tasted garlic bread, spaghetti and meatballs, pasta alfredo and many more dishes that are the results of Italian emigrants adapting their recipes to the customs of the country […]

Pasta with courgettes and courgette flowers

Pasta with courgettes and courgette flowers

Cooking for an Italian is as vital as breathing and walking, and often we don’t cook from a recipe, but somehow we know how to make the most of what we’ve got. Very often in Italian cookbooks there are terms like q.b. (quanto basta) it […]