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Italian Bruschetta virgin olive oil and garlic

The Original Italian Bruschetta

Every Italian Barbecue starts with an Italian Bruschetta : rustic bread cut in slices and toasted over the charcoal. If you want to know more about Bruschetta read the article: 4 Bruschette Toppings Using Virgin Olive Oil     Print Bruschette Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 15 mins   Every Italian Barbecue starts with a… Read more →

Aubergine caviar

Aubergine Caviar

Aubergine caviar may sound sophisticated, however it is very simple to make. It is baked aubergine with plenty of garlic, thyme and olive oil. I have found many versions of this recipe with many more ingredients, but I prefer the simplicity of this version. I like to serve it as a dip for bruschetta, and if I have some leftover,… Read more →

the easiest and quickest homemade hummus

Easiest Homemade Hummus

This homemade hummus is my ‘magical fix’ when guests show up unexpectedly. I always have a can of chickpeas in the cupboard, some garlic and lemon. I mix all the ingredients together in a blender and within seconds the humus dip is made. I also keep a supply of baguette in the freezer for such occasions, however it is best… Read more →

Neapolitan Fried dough pizza recipe

Neapolitan Fried Dough Pizza Recipe

Fried dough pizza recipe is a traditional dish originating from the Neapolitan street food after War world 2.  This plate is simple to make and easy to present at parties as it can be warmed up just before serving. This recipe was presented by Eliana de Matteis during her cooking class at the Mediathec Pole Culturel Auguste Escoffier, Villeneuve Loubet… 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 →

Sausage Rolls Recipe

This is a very simple recipe if you have a bread machine. You can prepare the dough in the bread machine using a timer, so they are ready when you need it. Then prepare the rolls 1 hour before you want to cook them. They are perfect for Picnics, buffets and children’s parties. Here I serve them with cherry tomatoes,… Read more →

Radicchio Salad with Grilled Squid

I like the crunchy radicchio tardivo in a simple salad seasoned with vinaigrette and served with grilled squid. It is a perfect combination.   Calories per serving 502; Time to prepare 15 minutes; Easy Storage RecommendationsNot suitable for the freezerBest to serve immediately For instructions on recipes template see post: Food Madness: Digital & Apps Related posts: A day out… Read more →