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Smashed roasted potatoes with tomato and onion

Smashed roasted potatoes with tomato and onion

A new way to cook one of my favourite vegetables: smashed roasted potatoes!! I love potatoes. I bake them, steam them, sauté or fry them. I serve them with meat, fish, onions, peppers or simply on their own. You can cook them in every possible […]

Chickpea hummus, the traditional recipe

Chickpea hummus, the traditional recipe

I wanted to prepare the tradional chickpea hummus since weeks, even months, but I never did it. Why? Because I couldn’t find a tahini sauce with just sesame and nothing else. Maybe it wasn’t the right time 🙂 Once I really decided to make it, after […]

Grilled sardines… memories of Spain

Grilled sardines… memories of Spain

I prefer meat over fish, but sometimes I need to eat fish and one of the best dishes we enjoyed in Spain was espeto de sardina, which means grilled sardines. I have a problem here, though… I haven’t been able to find a good fish […]

Sabbazza sauce: my first culinary invention

Sabbazza sauce: my first culinary invention

Have you ever heard about the Sabbazza sauce? No? Of corse, you haven’t! 😀 I invented it! And now I will tell you how. Parsley used to be one of the few forbidden ingredients in my kitchen! Why? Because my partner was selectively intolerant to parsley. […]

Eggplant rolls with stracchino cheese

Eggplant rolls with stracchino cheese

I finally found the time to prepare some eggplant rolls with stracchino!! It’s summer, it’s eggplant season and I found a very good stracchino cheese, at last! I love eggplants for their taste and because they are so versatile vegetables. You can prepare a lot […]

Heirloom tomato salad: a taste of the Past

Heirloom tomato salad: a taste of the Past

Nature keeps amazing me, even in small things! Yesterday, I found a new variety of tomatoes, called Heirloom Tomato. What is it? Easy to say! It’s a tomato variety that has been passed down from generation to generation. They are not hybrid varieties, they start […]

Spaghetti with tomatoes and basil

Spaghetti with tomatoes and basil

Spaghetti with tomatoes and basil is one of the most traditional Italian dishes. The main ingredients are definitely typical Italian products and they represent the colours of the Italian flag: basil is green, pasta is white and tomatoes are red. 😉 Have you ever thought […]

Vanilla dark brown sugar homemade

Vanilla dark brown sugar homemade

Did you ever think about the vanilla flavouring when you bake a dessert? How is it made and what it contains? It’s a very common ingredient for desserts, but I never spent any time thinking about it… … until I moved abroad 😀 While in […]

A Spanish recipe: gazpacho Andaluz

A Spanish recipe: gazpacho Andaluz

I had a relatively bad experience with this Spanish recipe: the gazpacho Andaluz. But it was my fault. The dish tasted very good by itself. I only ordered it in the wrong day. We were in one of our favourite Spanish restaurant, or better, an […]

Zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes and olives

Zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes and olives

This is one of those recipes that I “created”, fell in love with, then I discovered it was a worldwide famous dish! 😀 For me, it was a revelation!! I love raw zucchini noodles (you can also call them zoodles): they are so crunchy and […]