saturday spaghetti al pomodoro

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

This was not what I had in mind when I went to my usual fruttivendolo (green grocer) this morning, I was thinking about something more complex, more special for saturday lunch. But in the end, when it was nearly lunch, all I wanted was a very simple spaghetti al pomodoro :) It was so good, we enjoyed it till the last bite! And I hope you too! Buon weekend!


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Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The late late late sunday lunch in brezzo  di bedero

Insalata di tre riso


1 cup of camargue red rice+brown rice+wild rice

2 cups water

1 leek, thinly sliced

2 celery stalk, cut into cubes

1  fennel, cut into small cubes

1 red pepper, cut into stripes

1 clove of garlic

extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper and abit of dried oregano


cook the rice for 40 minutes

heat the olive oil, add the garlic and then all the vegetables, then oregano and cook for around 15 minutes with medium heat, set aside and keep warm. When the rise is cooked, add the vegetables, mix everything together and serve with drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (I used the unfiltered one) and a bit of grated parmesan.

And of course, a fresh ciabatta and buon apetito!

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one chocolate+orange cookies morning story

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Last sunday, we fell asleep in front of the fireplace in the room with big windows, and woke up with the ’sunlight shower’ and it just put me in a instant super good mood, just like wall-e when taking his morning sun recharge :) So before anything else, I took a walk around the garden and taking my dose of morning sun, that did not last so long since everything looked so nice that I just really have to start ‘macro-ing’, that did not last so long either since everybody started to wake up and having this we-are-so-hungry face. There were lots of oranges and some left over of dark chocolate, so I decided to make chocolate+orange peel cookies :)


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Monday, February 16th, 2009

It was a very beautiful day!

Weekend at Cassani’s house with friends: erica, lorenso, brein, and marco. We arrived and just heading straight to the garden, eating simple ravioli with butter and sage that grows near the kitchen, enjoying lots of sun. On a day like this, everything seems beautiful! I look up, down, left, right and it was simply so beautiful!


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la.nouva.sciarpa: eva.dicasette ;)

Monday, February 16th, 2009

I have just finished a scarf for myself, so it is called: eva.dicasette :) love the colours, I mixed wool, cotton and mohair.

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Friday, February 13th, 2009

Sometimes, I got a bit nosy about my surrounding, then I pay a bit attention to details, like today, on my way to Galleria Forma to see photography exhibition of Mario Giacomelli (VERY good!). It was around 6 pm and the sun was set and the street lamp started to lit. There was a man with strange reflection on the train, and this cat inside of a window of a deserted shop, completely ignoring everybody and cleaning herself in a very exhibitionist way, who old men who were working in a woodwork shop, an old tram deposit…Well, I don’t seem to need to go far away to find interesting photographs, enough to walk around and really open my eyes. (more…)

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insalata calda di tre cereali

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Another sunny day! And it is a bit less windy than yesterday. I think, I hope spring is coming, I really miss the sun and my body is starting to crave for spring food. So today I kind of want to make something in the middle: warm salad of three grains: farro, millet and quinoa with pan roasted vegetables I got from Agricola Tosi yesterday. The peppers and eggplants look so good, too photogenic and almost too beautiful to be eaten!


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buon giorno, sole!

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

The sun is here! How wonderful to wake up with the sun!

I cycled to Agricola Tosi to get some fruits and vegetables after quick breakfast (could not wait to go out!) it was super windy tough. Agricola Tosi is only 10 minutes from our house. I think it is a rather strange but cute place.


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worldinoneplate: bolivianquinoa+himalayanpinksalt+sicilianoregano

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Finally we got a bit of sun today!
It has been a while we haven’t eaten quinoa so I decided to make simple lunch with ingredients from all over the world, wouw!

Bolivian quinoa with himalayan pink salt, sicilian oregano and extra virgin olive oil from sicilia + Italian cavolo cappucio rosso
For 2 
140gr quinoa
0,5l water
himalayan pink salt
sicilian oregano
extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cavolo cappucio rosso (red cabbage) cut into 2cm chunks
1 apple, cut into cubes
small red onion, finely sliced
flat leave parsley, finely sliced
75ml white wine vinegar
1 tbsp of honey
knob of butter
sea salt and pepper
fennel seeds

Bash the fennel seeds (I don’t have pestle and mortar, I use kitchen towel and a wooden “hammer” marco made in mexico)
Heat some oil in a pan, fry the onion and fennel till brown, add the apple and red cabbage then vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Stir everything very well. Turn down the heat and cover for about one hour, stir once in a while. Add butter and parsley and adjust the taste with salt and pepper before serving.
Put quinoa in a colander and wash with running water.
Boil the water then add the quinoa and boil for 15 minutes or till open.
Drain the quinoa, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with sicilian oregano and grated himalayan pink salt.
Buon apetito!

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il.meraviglioso.mondo.delle.rape :)

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

What else can I say, rape (root vegs) taste sooooo good! Three kind of rapa, cooked al vapore (steamed) for 4 minutes. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and pepper.

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