Baby it’s Raining Outside

And Other Complications From now to the 21st we are granted a little more freedom. Restaurants and caffees are open; just until 6:30 pm, but that is good enough. Stores are also open. The season of shopping is now, and that is why there are these somewhat looser rules now.  Unfortunately the number of contagions […]

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The Many Good Quiches

Since we are once again spending considerable time among our domestic walls, we are again doing some cooking. By the time we will eradicate this insidious virus we shall be all great Chefs.  Seriously now, this thing is really changing our ways of life. This morning I went to my nearest caffe shop and got […]

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Carrot Focaccia

As COVID is back let’s start baking again… Not a Cake, but a Soft Focaccia Soft focaccia with carrots: easy and light recipe with no eggs, no butter, just a little flour, yeast, a couple of grated carrots and a few leaves of thyme to bring to the table a soft orange-colored focaccia, just in […]

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There is no Easter without Torta Pasqualina

Torta Pasqualina (the name is a reminder of Easter = Pasqua in Italian); is a light wrapper of puff pastry containing beets, eggs and ricotta cheese to celebrate Easter and spring. It is typical of Ligurian cuisine, but appreciated in every region of Italy. Typical of Spring and its products: eggs, herbs, new onions, marjoram, […]

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Eggplant Caponata

Sicilian Caponata I’m talking again about another of Montalbano dishes. For one because there are new episodes on National TV; and then because of the season that is bringing good eggplants (and other vegetables) to enjoy. The Sicilian Caponata is one of the side dishes with a capital S (and D), which is often misinterpreted […]

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