Moles in a pan with citrus and pepper rose

With the first sunny days, when winter is coming to an end and the temperature begins to concede a few degrees more, here comes the "voglia di mare", that will take you to go see if it's still there, verify that the fog won't be swallowed up … so Sunday taken by this desire we went to reassure us that he was still around where and how it should be.

The boats were in place anchored in marinas, seafood restaurants pelted their fragrant references to passers-by as if they were the sirens of Ulysses and the fishmongers were open with their abundant buffet counters, totally normal! And suddenly the desire to fish I can't take it, axle, after evaluating what I could Cook in a short time, considering they were already past noon, I decide to buy docks. Yet I had no idea how I was going to get, but I knew that they would be ready in a jiffy.

So begins my mystery box on Sunday that turned into Moles in a pan with citrus and pepper rose, really delicious so much that I decided to write the recipe and share it with you today!

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Baked cod

From our trip to Portugal this summer I snagged a passion for cod, so I started looking for a dealer then cook it, experimenting and making my own some recipes that I begin to share with you.

The first recipe is from a great classic, the cod with potatoes, but obviously done my way has become simple, easy Baked cod, and by adding or rather replacing a traditional ingredient (which to many is literally on the stomach) with one that I just found out! I replaced the classic garlic clove (indigestible to me) with one or more black garlic cloves with a delicate taste, absolutely digestible and pleasant aftertaste of licorice!

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Pasta with meatballs

Pasta with meatballs my comfort food of the after parties! It’s been a while since last post by Christmas, but don’t worry, I have not abandoned the blog, indeed I have dealt extensively in the latter period even if you don’t leave, you noticed! I had a lot of technical things to attend to, and so taking advantage of these days slowly, slowly I was forwarded in January!

However, I must tell you that this new year began not at all well, anyway, thank goodness we have left behind the “binges” and especially undesirable influences large corporations of the latter period. I don’t think I’m the only one to be lost rather than gained during these holidays just passed! So rest assured, I will propose not the usual post with cleansing diets, much less one with your new year’s resolutions, I don’t do I ever, so I’m sure not failing to meet them!

What I propose today, Pasta with meatballs, was my comfort food these days at the beginning of the year, ideal for backing up and recovering strength, a unique dish delicious and easy, so I thought I would share it with you!

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Now it’s Christmas

preparations for Christmas giftsThis morning, after doing my walk with Pinky typical vacation days, I was in quiet home to make preparations for Christmas, when suddenly the doorbell rings and Pinky as expected starts barking (which dog Sentinel that is!) answer the intercom, but obviously with the Pinky barking I do not understand almost nothing that tells me the guy on the other side of the wire. I can understand only “Curier” rest perplexed and repeat: “Curier??”  I’m going to say “look that has rung the Bell Curier” when he repeats: “Curier, Curier, Pack for Raffaella!”

“aaahhhhh! Courier!!! … I get off! “

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Sbrisolona Cake Mantua

Those who follow me know that the city of Mantua with its treasures and its gastronomy, hit me in the heart, but also a little tastebuds! In September for the festival of literature we come back and we saw her in a different light, and crowded with people who are passionate about books, but above all we enjoyed again, and as the first visit we brought home another Sbrisolona Cake. ... that unfortunately is over too quickly!

Unable to live without Linkwithin valance, I decided to try to make it! Some time ago a friend gave me her recipe, but I hadn’t tried it, so I went looking for her and I made it, but gluten-free version!

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Tamarind chicken soup

Today we return to ethnic tastes and my version of chicken soup to tamarindo.  Tamarind is a typical ingredient in Asian cuisine I tasted in a variety of combinations during my travels in Asia, still remember with tamarind crab ambush watering I munched on Phu Quoc Beach in Viet Nam now has quite a few years ago.

I read recently, among the recipes of a blogger I follow (elder Flower), a stew of chicken in tamarind and peanuts and since I love the tamarind, I decided to try it, then while I could have lent the preparation I changed direction and decided not to make a stew from the sauce, but rather a genuine Thai-style soup because if there is another thing I love is dunking a lump of glutinous rice in coconut milk sauce and I didn’t want to totally deprive me and my guests to this delicacy, especially if in the sauce there is also the taste of tamarind!

So I set off on a tangent and the recipe has become remotely inspired by the original!  Try it I’m sure you lick his whiskers, too! Continue reading