Fresh Mint Panna Cotta

Because I’ve been talking about herbs in the kitchen, I thought of proposing a Panna Cotta with a refreshing twist. Panna Cotta with Mint As my previous recipes: A REFRESHING PANNA COTTA; and PANNA COTTA WITH A HINT OF ROSES; this one is made just the same way, except to use the leaves of fresh mint (instead […]

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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Tell her to find me an acre of land (A sprinkling of leaves) Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme Simon & Garfunkel: “Scarborough Fair“ Windowsill Herbs I always grow herbs on my windowsill, it is a very Italian thing to do. This year because of the Quarantine even more time was dedicated to the planting of […]

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Cycling Among Poppies and Villas

Some Freedom at Last As restrictions are loosening–still with some limitations–the best way to enjoy the beautiful days of spring was to go for a bike ride.  Alpe-Adria Cycle Path The Alpe Adria Cycle Path is a beautiful bike trail that starts in Austria, Salzburg to be precise, then onto the Austrian-Italian border and on […]

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Risi & Bisi a Veneto Dish

Rice and Peas A typical dish from the Veneto region, in particular from the city of Venice, but also from the province of Vicenza and Verona, based on rice and peas. A dish to be enjoyed especially in spring, when there are fresh peas, the basic ingredient of this delicious first course. For this preparation […]

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The Remains of Easter

Easter this year was a uncomplicated affair. The authorities announced severe measure for those that planned to sneak to resorts or even to go to their weekend house. Most people complied. So we tried to maintain some of the traditions in the quiet of our homes. Surely there was a lot of cooking judging from […]

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Italians; The Bread Makers!

Italians–bakers, pastry chefs, and pizza makers  The coronavirus mandatory reclusion has opened the ovens of kitchens all over Italy and the favorite pastime of men and women has become “kneading” at full blast! The Results  For days in most supermarkets, the yeast stocks have been depleted, just like the masks in the pharmacies. And so […]

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Pasta & Beans

Pasta e Fagioli This Italian dish is almost as famous as the pizza, or spaghetti and meatballs. It’s a dish that everybody likes.  As the article in the Guardian says, it is different from region to region, and sometimes from family to family. In fact, my recipe comes from a recipe written in the back […]

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