Category Archives: Recipes

Grissini (Crisp bread sticks)

One of the things Tuscans like when the summer heat makes them  dizzy and lazy is enjoying a chilled glass of wonderful Prosecco with crisp grissini and a couple of dips. Neither this lovely white sparkling wine nor the long, … Continue reading

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SPRING

So, finally, the mildest, softest and most promising season of the year is ready to welcome us! If I had lived more than two thousand years ago in ancient Rome, I’d be getting ready to celebrate the Floralia festival (April … Continue reading

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Lavender for cupboards

Lavender is one of the best natural, non-irritating insect deterrents. If you are tired of the usual sachets, have a look at this “wreathed” lavender. 1 bunch of fresh lavender/2 meters silk ribbon or raffia With one end of the … Continue reading

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Marinated salmon fillet

Salmon is a tasty and very healthy fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, minerals,  protein and vitamins. It is very versatile and can be eaten raw, cooked or smoked.  This recipe (serves one) will definitely surprise you! 1 salmon fillet/3-4 … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Italian herbs: Garlic

Either you love it or you hate it – there is nothing in between unless you belong to a small minority who would enjoy garlic but is not particularly fond of the bad breath it leaves in ones mouth after … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Italian herbs: Bay

The very first time I came across bay leaves  was in the soups and stews my mother used to prepare for me and my family with love and a special eye towards herbs and spices. She was the one who … Continue reading

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Time for oxeye daisies … and for lemon marmalade!

2 kg (4,4 lbs) fresh lemons with untreated peel/1 liter of water/1,2 kg (2,6 lbs) sugar Wash the lemons thoroughly,  transfer into a large saucepan, add the water and boil on a fairly high flame until the lemons are soft … Continue reading

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Strawberry jam with Acacia blossom

3 kg (6,6 lbs) strawberries/1 kg (2,2 lbs) sugar/4 handfuls acacia blossom/4 lemons, zested/1 lemon, juiced Remove tops and greenery and cut strawberries into small pieces. Put into a large bowl, add the sugar and leave for a couple of … Continue reading

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