May 31, 2014

Asparagus carbonara


Everybody from La Prova del Cuoco show (an Italian cooking program that I watch whenever I can) is making this at home now, they said, so I had to try it too.  Introduced by a fabulous redhead chef from Tuscany and a frequent guest on the show, Luisanna Messeri, a couple of days ago...

May 29, 2014

Roasted kohlrabi with barley in parsley Gorgonzola b├ęchamel


Kohlrabi is usually the last produce to go from the fridge before a shopping day. It can stay there probably for up to a week. And then there should be always a couple slices of prosciutto, hopefully Parmesan but that day there was only Gorgonzola. So I just went around the corner to get parsley because it's particularly good this time of the year and accidentally, with all that, we had a fantastic lunch...

May 25, 2014

Milkshake recipe in 30 sentences and Hello strawberries!


Hania was to write her favorite recipe for a school project. Minimim 30 sentences. I suggested: the strawberry milkshake. It is what she's been making and eating lately. The idea of putting fruit and ice cream together sounded nice and easy, but have you ever tried to put it in 30 sentences? I tell you, our brains were smoking...

May 23, 2014

Young potatoes with dill, yoghurt and egg


With the first hot days of the year, my childhood memories together with my appetite go back to this...

May 21, 2014

Frittata with asparagus and young potatoes


I wanted to make it look like a whirlpool of asparagus. The eye came out kind of irregular, but the outside got some spin...

May 16, 2014

Cheese(or almond)cake swirl brownie with raspberries and rhubarb


Dear "Skinny Chick", thank you for your fabulous recipe. Just one thing, there was no way I could have waited 2 hours for the brownie to cool...So my bad...or my good, I tried it after 40 minutes. I like it already. However, after several hours in the fridge, the brownie tasted like the best ice cream, Hania said. It was creamy, smooth, firm...cold and full of wonderful flavors. :) ela

May 12, 2014

Penne gratin with asparagus alla carbonara


Lately, I've putting together meals without plans for posting and then when they are ready, I can't help it: I take the camera out and start clicking. Others can't help it and start eating...

May 10, 2014

Rhubarb loaf with white chocolate


To continue my fascination with this long and lean vegetable, I had to put in a loaf. Turns out, it was made for it...

May 8, 2014

Bok choy soup


After a weekend of indulgence, I was happy to feed me and others this light but satisfying soup.

May 6, 2014

Rhubarb almond (or ricotta) delicacy


I had a picture of it in my head before I made it. I wanted whole stalks of rhubarb on top, as if they were lying on my kitchen table.

May 4, 2014

Rhubarb bars with almond crumble


I got 4 pounds of rhubarb during the week. I was so excited when I saw it in the store first time this year. I made two rhubarb cakes over the weekend and used most of it, just three stalks left in the fridge.

May 1, 2014

Focaccia with asparagus and Spring herbs


Spring comes and do I start eating salads...? Occasionally and accidentally - yes. Preferably - I let the greens and the reds get all tasty and tender on top of focaccia.