This cute zucchini and ricotta sformato (Italian flan) is delicious, gorgeous, and quite easy to make as an appetizer or vegetarian main.
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
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
This is my mum’s version of the Provençal ratatouille. A dish like this one – basically a stew of summer vegetables – must exist all around the Mediterranean. Because of its vibrant colors, in Umbria it’s called “bandiera” meaning “flag” . In Basilicata it’s known as ciambotta or cianfotta. It’s a close relative of the…… Continue reading bandiera, an Italian vegetable stir fry
This is a great summer dish. As it’s now February, I am aware I could be investigated by the food police for preparing it out of season. Despite the risk however, I do make it throughout the year, because it is good, fresh, light and very very easy. Recipe 1 medium zucchini juice of 1/2…… Continue reading zucchini carpaccio: lemon marinated zucchini salad