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trofie pasta with pesto, potatoes and green beans

Trofie pasta with pesto, potatoes and green beans

Dear followers, today’s recipe is pasta with pesto, but t is not the usual one… trofie pasta with pesto, potatoes and green beans, a cult of the Ligurian cuisine! It does seem that, during the age of the Maritime republics, the city of Genova focused all the attention on the Mediterranean herbs, basil first of all, […] Read more…

baked ricotta meatballs

Baked ricotta meatballs

During the last few days my little chipmunk was sick…the classic Winter virus that hit all the kids…above all if they go to school! Because she refused to eat, I had to think about something new to make her try something: a food that was simple and soft because she also had a sore throat. […] Read more…

Honey cake with chocolate drops

Honey cake with chocolate drops

Dear friends, how are you? I had a intense week with my sick chipmunk who luckily looks beeing better now! Being forced to stay at home is really difficult with kids, they easily get bored and nervous and we have to think on any kind of tricks to entertain them! So, to have some fun […] Read more…

carnival pasta

Carnival pasta

Guess how much I love cooking with my chipmunk? Cooking with kids is therapeutic: it is unbelievable how do they concentrate and calm down if you allow them to mix a dough! One of Vittoria’s favourite things is making fresh pasta and, because Carnival is arriving, we prepare a colourful fresh pasta together and we called […] Read more…

Pasta brisée

Pasta brisée

The pasta brisée is a traditional French base (really buttery!) used to prepare both sweet and savory recipes. In Italy, the pasta brisée is sold at the supermarket as rolls to prepare savory cakes (I prefer it to the Puff pastry because it is much more compact), but it is really easy and quick to […] Read more…

blue cheese, walnuts and cocoa pasta

Blue cheese, walnuts and cocoa pasta

There are days in which I focus on a specific food and I desperately want to eat it…have you ever felt this way? How I wish it happened with salads! I am talking about rich food, very rich food which makes me feel happy and….fatty!!! Sometimes I manage to fight this feeling…other times…well, I just […] Read more…

milk and coffee blancmange on crunchy base

Milk and coffee blancmange on crunchy base

The milk and coffee blancmange reminds me of my grandma Nella. She used to prepared it quite often when I was young: I can remember those big moulds where she put this dense custard which became like a pudding with savoiardi soaked in coffee. Truly speaking, I didn’t like this dessert when I was a […] Read more…

savoury mushrooms bacon cake

Savoury mushrooms and bacon cake

Two years ago, on my Facebook Fan Page, I asked my fans to write which recipes they wanted me to make for them. One of them, Lavinia, asked me to make a savoury mushrooms cake, the same you can buy at “Di Pasquale Patisserie”, a historical place in the centre of Ragusa. So I made […] Read more…

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