artichokes, almond and salt-boiled lemon salad

I am such a simple soul. There are things that make me happy over and over again. Like finding a new good recipe. This is not an easy feat as it seem that more and ore often recipes are not especially good, nor have been tested by someone who can actually cook. It seems that as long as a food assemblage makes a good photo, … Continue reading artichokes, almond and salt-boiled lemon salad

the limoncello factory leftovers

My mom has always produced industrial quantities of limoncello.  A set of tiny crystal tumblers and a lovely bohemian bottle full of the golden liqueur  was a permanent installation in her living room. She did not make it for herself, she hardly ever consumed alcoholic drinks, but proudly offered it to all guests at all times of the day. Ok almost, a guest was allowed … Continue reading the limoncello factory leftovers

homemade limoncello

. Since the Middle Age medicines have been prepared by alchemists and monks by infusing fruits, flowers, herbs and even woods in alcohol and subsequently sweetened. Some of these preparations were believed to be not only invigorating but also aphrodisiac. By the Renaissance the recreational use of liqueurs had become widespread in Europe, a fashion apparently started by  Catherine de’ Medici and her court. Making … Continue reading homemade limoncello