Spaghetti with Savoy cabbage, homemade lonza and Abruzzese Pecorino cheese!

A recipe that draws inspiration from Abruzzo’s winter traditional products and dishes: homemade lonza (many families still make their salami, sausages and lonza at home), Savoy cabbage (that we use a lot in our area to make a dish called “fùje shtrascinìte“) and of course…our Pecorino cheese! Ingredients (for 4 servings) 1 small head of savoy cabbage 4-5 thick…

Chicken breast with Taleggio cheese, tangerines and Speck prosciutto!

We know flambé is not the easiest technique, but Saffron loves to add a little bit of sweetness in his dishes! That’s what he did for this yummy recipe, which gives your chicken breast a different twist! Very yummy! Ingredients (for 4 servings) 1 chicken breast 150 gr Speck prosciutto 150 gr Taleggio cheese 4 tangerines (2…

Spaghetti with eggplant, cherry tomatoes and raisins!

Delicious and simple pasta recipe that will make your taste buds veeeeeery happy! Ingredients (for 4 servings) 1 eggplant 15-16 cherry tomatoes raisins 1 onion 1 glove of garlic Extra virgin olive oil salt sesame seeds (optional) Procedure  Put water in a pot and let it boil. Put raisins in a glass of hot water to re-hydrate them. Cut eggplant in small cubes…

How to make your own pasta for lasagna!

Healthier Lasagna? Make your own dough! Extremely easy…and fun! Ingredients 4 room-temperature medium eggs 400 gr flour a pinch of salt Procedure Sift out flour; make a “fountain” in the heap of flour with your hand; break the eggs in the fountain, one at a time, and add salt; start beating eggs, first with a fork then mix…

Easy and delicious HERB TEMPURA recipe!

This is a funny recipe for all those of you who love herbs and have many in their garden to use…you’ll have delicious appetizers for your guests! Extremely easy: buy tempura flour, make a batter and add your herbs (after washing them carefully); then deep-fry them in vegetable oil (we used sunflower oil). We fried mint,…

Pumpkin cupcakes with Gorgonzola cheese topping!

Salted cupcakes? Yes!… and you’ll LOVE these cupcakes! Easy to make, super delicious to eat, perfect to amaze your friends for dinner! Ingredients (for 8 cupcakes) 200 gr pumpkin 180 gr flour 2 eggs 30 gr toasted sesame seeds 40 gr Parmigiano Reggiano cheese Gorgonzola cheese Cream cheese 3 tsp of baking powder Extra Virgin olive oil…

How to make lemon flavoured coffee!

Add a new twist to your homemade moka pot coffee! Here’s a hint to make a lemon flavoured coffee that will surprise your friends and guests! It’s not sour as you may think…and the tinge of lemon is so good! Put water in your moka pot and add a couple of lemon zests; add coffee as you…

Delicious, super-easy zucchini sauce!

Fresh zucchini right from the garden for lunch…what can we make with them? …zucchini sauce! This very-easy sauce is terrifically perfect on pasta to delight your summer lunches! Ingredients  2 zucchini 1 clove of garlic 1/2 chopped onion EV olive oil salt black pepper 2 leaves of fresh basil Procedure Sauté garlic and onion in a frying pan with…

Unconventional pesto for unconventional cooks: celery pesto recipe!

Here’s how this recipe was born: bought a lot of celery to make “soffritto” (for those of you who are not food maniacs, soffritto is a mixture of finely chopped onions, carrots, celery etc. sauteed in olive oil and used as a base for many Italian recipes) and didn’t want to throw away all those beautiful, fresh leaves that usually go…

Shrimp and orange risotto

If you love cooking Italian dishes, risotto is one of those that you really love or hate making! Some people find it hard or too long, some people appreciate its versatility and love experimenting with new ingredients. We’re posting a risotto recipe that Saffron made at home one day and taught during one of its lessons.There are different…

Peanut butter tiramisù!

Tiramisù is my favourite dessert! I always order it when I find it on a restaurant menu, I love tasting and finding out the different methods people use to make it, I think it is one of the most versatile Italian desserts and I love experimenting new recipes with new ingredients! So when we moved…

Pumpkin, Mortadella, almond and Pecorino cheese risotto

We made a little experiment a few days ago and we decided to post it on our blog. It may sound like a really unusual recipe, especially Mortadella in a risotto…but the final result is delicious! We don’t have the exact quantities for the ingredients, because when we made it we didn’t know if it…

Making pesche dolci (sweet peaches) with grandma Angela!

Grandma Angela is the greatest cooking teacher you could ever have. She is one of those women who learned how to cook when there were no measuring cups or scales. Her mother was a cook (for weddings, baptisms and all the main religious events they had in our small village) and she keeps all the…