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Swordfish recipes roasted wheel

Swordfish Wheel

Easy to make and perfect for entertaining a large number of guests, a wheel will serve up to 8 people. This recipe is from my belated uncle Natale Zerbi who, as the oldest in the family, would often entertain all family members, more than 50 guests at times. My cousin Domenico, his son, is keeping with family traditions and offered… Read more →

Fried zucchini flowers recipe with saffron batter

Fried Zucchini Flowers with Saffron Batter

A typical Mediterranean dish: Fried Zucchini Flowers in English, and in France they are called Beignets de Fleurs de Courgette. There are many versions where the flowers are coated with different types of batter. I have tasted batters made with eggs, herbs, even breadcrumbs. Personally, I prefer to keep it simple as the flowers have a delicate flavour which would… Read more →

Fried zucchini flowers recipe with saffron batter

Fried Zucchini Flowers Recipe

There are many versions of fried zucchini flowers recipe (also known as Blossom squash) where the flowers are coated with different types of batter. I use a simple tempura batter equal parts of water and flour. Beside salt, I add saffron. As saffron is pollen, it actually enhances their flowery flavour. Calories per flower 45; Time to prepare 30 minutes;… Read more →

Mediterranean picnic with horses

Ferragosto: a Mediterranean picnic “English style”

Packing only local products, here are some ideas to enjoy a Ferragosto Mediterranean picnic “English style”, with horses, dog and picnic basket. Waitrose is celebrating: Taste of the Med (sponsored post)   Ferragosto is a traditional Mediterranean holiday in Italy, France and Spain, celebrating the Assumption of Mary. Typically most people are on vacation, and many prepare a picnic spending… Read more →

Tuna Loaf with Potatoes

Tuna loaf with potatoes can be made ahead of time and is served cold. If you know you will be home late, it is nice to know dinner is in the fridge ready to be served. It is also a handy option for informal buffet parties. Calories per serving 574; Time to prepare 30 minutes; Easy Storage Recommendations Not suitable… Read more →