Fall · Preserves and Infusions · Recipes · Winter

how to make pickled squash and other holiday edible gifts

I know it might seem a bit odd to publish a pickle recipe at a time of the year when everyone else is busy with cookies and panettone. But – thanks to generous friends – I have been so pumpkin and squash-rich recently, that I had to develop new ideas. After making squash soup, pumpkin…… Continue reading how to make pickled squash and other holiday edible gifts

All Seasons · Pasta · Recipes

orecchiette pasta in a creamy zucchini and saffron sauce

I find making fresh pasta an incredibly relaxing activity. I could fashionably say it’s therapeutic but I don’t feel the need to have therapy as often as having pasta. My latest passion in “pasta relaxation” is orecchiette, meaning little ears, a semolina pasta traditionally made in Puglia. It’s the sort of thing that gives a…… Continue reading orecchiette pasta in a creamy zucchini and saffron sauce

Appetizers · Bread, Pizza and Focaccia · Fall · Recipes · Vegetables · Winter

savory cauliflower crostata

Does cauliflower count for detox? That’s what we are supposed to do for at least one week in January, isn’t it? Have you done the salad treatment and figured it’s bad for you since there’s a foot of snow outside? It’s too cold for self-inflicted punishment. I am so glad is not bikini time yet.…… Continue reading savory cauliflower crostata

Desserts · Recipes · Winter

Assisi’s apple and olive oil strudel

No. You are not pretty my dear, not even in that red dress. Before baking you, I asked “frog, will you please turn out into a princess?”. I know frogs are supposed to turn out into a prince, but this one wasn’t promising. Besides, in the fairy tales princes tend to be clad in white.…… Continue reading Assisi’s apple and olive oil strudel