Recipes · Summer · Vegetables

grilled lemon-and-garlic marinated eggplants

I think nobody who doesn’t know me already is ever going to find this recipe. There’s 1 million and 970 thousand hits for “grilled eggplants” on Google. With more than 2 million people out there who can grill eggplants this is probably going to be slightly redundant. The thing is, I did not grow up… Continue reading grilled lemon-and-garlic marinated eggplants

All Seasons · Dried Pasta · Fresh Pasta · Pasta · Recipes · Sauces

no-cook pasta sauce with tuna and cherry tomatoes

This pasta is good for: when there is no time to make dinner but you still want real food the pantry is empty (or almost) it’s Monday you are on low cal before leaving for holidays returning from holidays unexpected informal dinner guests whenever This pasta has a sad version and a happy version. To… Continue reading no-cook pasta sauce with tuna and cherry tomatoes

Dried Pasta · Fall · Pasta · Recipes · Sauces · Spring · Summer · Winter

pasta alla puttanesca

PUTTANESCA aka THE WHORE’S SAUCE. With a name like this you can only expect something spectacular. There are several metropolitan legends that try to explain the peculiar name. The one that makes more sense to me refers to prostitutes not having time or opportunity to shop and therefore making a quick sauce with ingredients available… Continue reading pasta alla puttanesca

Appetizers · Recipes · Spring · Vegetables

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… Continue reading artichokes, almond and salt-boiled lemon salad

Appetizers · Summer · Vegetables

peperoni all’aceto balsamico

BALSAMIC GLAZED BELL PEPPERS  More glorious summer colors and Mediterranean flavors here. Make sure to use large, thick fleshed, fresh peppers, yellow or red as the green ones are not sweet enough. Capers are the edible buds of  a hardy bush which grows on walls and rocky soils in the  Aeolian islands, near Sicily. If… Continue reading peperoni all’aceto balsamico