Cherry tomatoes confit

Tomatoes in Britain are tasteless at best. If you’ve ever been to a mediterranean country and ate fresh vegetables there, you will agree with me. However, tomatoes are good for you, and plasticy ones are better than none at all. So, what to do? A good way to go,...

Quiche with pumpkin and taleggio cheese

As I said in a previous post, I had a very strong adversion to pumpkin. That is, until I ate at friend’s house her delicious roasted pumpkin with rosemary. Now I try to incorporate it in my meals as much as possible. While reading around the web, I have noticed...

Chickpeas and crabmeat fritters

I am very lucky, my children love eating beans. But their friends don’t. One day, as I had planned to prepare chickpeas for dinner, and had already boiled the pulses, a last minute playdate happened. I had to cook the chickpeas, otherwise I would have to throw...

Uova in purgatorio, or eggs in purgatory

Usually, in Napoli, winters are quite mild: you get the occasional zero temperature, but it’s only at night, and once the sun is up, the thermostat climbs right up around 8-10˚C. Still, You will find people wrapped up as they were going to cross the north pole,...

Spinach and ricotta roll

In an ideal world, tasty meals should be easy and quick to prepare, contains loads of vegetables, and should please all the family, especially the kids. In the real world, often it’s not the case. Kids have a natural aversion to everything green in colour....

Cavolo nero and borlotti beans soup

Kale is the latest superfood fad: everybody talks about how good it is for your health, they write about the benefits of drinking kale juice (ewww!) every day, mums boast about their kiddies begging to have kale (in whatever form) for snack, and so on. Kale is...

Penne with peppers

Penne with peppers was my aunt’s favourite dish: she would prepare it every time she had guests at home! And she was right to do so, because each time her guests would go quiet and eat quickly without a sound. A mean, there was plenty of sounds, namely their...
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