Fresh Pasta · Recipes · Spring · Summer

green ravioli with zucchini, ricotta, lemon-butter and honey

I fell in love with colored pasta this summer. May be because I have had so many adorable children taking part at our cooking classes. They love surprises. I have had giggling babies who obviously did not cook but seeemed to enjoy every minute of the action. One slept peacefully in a sling on the…… Continue reading green ravioli with zucchini, ricotta, lemon-butter and honey

Bread, Pizza and Focaccia · Desserts · Recipes · Spring

Colomba: a traditional Italian Easter bread shaped like a dove.

Easter 2013 You may not be the most beautiful dove but you have a sweet, buttery heart. You may not be not the softest but I have made you with stone-ground artisan flour, organic sugar and eggs, homemade candied orange peel and only 1/4 teaspoon yeast. I’ve made you with love and all the necessary time. Actually, I…… Continue reading Colomba: a traditional Italian Easter bread shaped like a dove.

Fall · Meat Dishes · Recipes · Spring · Summer · Winter

chicken alla cacciatore a.k.a hunter style “in bianco”

I spent my youth in a huge house overlooking my hometown Perugia. My parents where civil servants and in their free time took care of the large garden, the olive trees and the pets. To be precise, my father took care of breeding the pets and my mother fought against the proliferation of pets. We…… Continue reading chicken alla cacciatore a.k.a hunter style “in bianco”

Fall · Recipes · Soups · Spring

spinach and pasta “vellutata” soup

This is a healthy, refreshing and quite good-looking soup. “Vellutata” means “velvety” in Italian, referring to the creamy consistency of the soup. I make it when I desperately need a nutritious and light meal in hardly any time. I often keep a bag of pre-washed spinach in the fridge, but a bag of good quality…… Continue reading spinach and pasta “vellutata” soup

Fall · Fresh Pasta · Pasta · Recipes · Spring · Summer

white lasagna with zucchini

LASAGNA BIANCA ALLE ZUCCHINE. You are looking for a zucchini recipe, are you? Are you getting weekly gifts of zucchini from your gardening friends? What should you do with it? Everybody is looking for a zucchini recipe at this time of the year. Zucchini are exploding right now, growing at light speed, overflowing the market…… Continue reading white lasagna with zucchini