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Stuffed zucchini blossoms

stuffed zucchini blossom

Yesterday morning my local farmers market was plentiful of summer veggies and I packed my grocery bag for the week. Aubergines, red bell peppers, green beans and courgettes, crunchy salads, cherries and peaches. I also saw these very fresh pumpkin flowers and I couldn’t resist: their bright yellow color represents the nice season and makes me
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Orecchiette pugliesi and a few things I learned from them

orecchiette cime di rapa

If you want to improve your cooking skills you need to get your hands dirty. You need to make mistakes, you need to try and try again Looking to someone while is giving the shape to the gnocchi, tying a  roast or stretching a pizza dough can give us the idea that … it’s easy!
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Tortino di verdure – Vegetables cake

tortino di verdure

13 days lockdown. Sometime I wake up in the middle of the night asking me if everything it’s real or if I’m living in a nigthmare. It’s hard to follow a day routine, I promised myself to spend this time in advantageous way reading and studying,  but it’s hard to find concentration. I need to
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Super easy stuffed mushrooms

A perfect recipe for a midweek supper What can I say about this recipe? Champignon mushrooms usually are not so tasty, but this is my favorite way to eat them, they are ready to bake in 15 minutes, perfect for a veggie midweek supper. Ingredients: 6 medium-big mushrooms, 3 slice stale bread, 1 garlic clove,
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My never ending summer

It has been a strange summer, long, warm, dry;  on the professional front, a busy summer, plenty of new projects, cooking classes, private dinners, shopping for food made twice in a day, recipes writing , mails. A crazy period, sometimes caothic and stressful, interrupted just for 10 days, the time for a long drive home.
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Gnudi, ricotta and spinach dumplings

“gnudo” in the local tuscan dialect means “naked”, because the  ricotta and spinach filling that usually is covered with a shell of fresh pasta in this case is without “clothes”! The dish is really simple, but simple doesn’t mean easy. You will need just few ingredients, but I can say without doubts than the gnudi are
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Topinambur cream

A light and creamy vegetable soup: topinambur and potatoes The Jerusalem artichoke or topinambur is a tuber that seems like ginger, but with a colour that turns from beige to red. It’s quite similar to the potatoes, but less rich in starch, so less creamy, with a light taste of … artichoke, of course. You
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Pumpkin risotto

You know, I’m a proud Sicilian woman, but I need to confess that one of my favourite dish is the risotto, a classic of the northern of Italy cuisine. Is there something more comforting than a creamy and silky bowl of risotto in a winter day? I find also that there is something relaxing in
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Spiced pumpkin bread

The pumpkin you can see on the picture is the “zucca mantovana”. Among the several kinds of pumpkin that grow in Italy, the Mantovana is my favorite one. The outside skin is green and hard, the orange pulp is firm , sweet and is suitable for many dishes. The soups are creamy even without using
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Wild fennel pesto