Tag: Mediterranean

Spring starters minestra Fave beans, Peas Artichokes and Lettuce

Spring Starters Ideas

On Wednesday I went to Ventimiglia market with my friend Patty and bought several unusual Italian vegetables, an opportunity to prepare some unique Springs starters. On the video, I show what we found at the market, and below you will find all the recipes: 1   Spring Minestra Jump to Recipe When the first fave beans and fresh peas appear on… Read more →

List of pizza toppings with vegetables

A List Of Pizza Toppings With Fresh Vegetables

I created this list of pizza toppings to celebrate Mediterranean vegetables, using for each pizza a typical regional cheese to enhances each produce and its flavour. To make pizza I use the traditional Italian Pizza dough recipe. Pizza is a fun dish to write about, originated from Naples, it has traveled the world with the Italian emigrants. Everybody love pizza, besides my… Read more →

Stuffed Calamari Recipe

Stuffed Calamari Recipe

Stuffed calamari recipe is very common in the Mediterranean countries and I discovered that is very popular during Christmas. I love it any time of the year. Jump to Recipe There are two versions, one with tomato sauce and one without. I like the one without tomato sauce as you can better taste the calamari. I flavour it with white wine… Read more →

the easiest and quickest homemade hummus

Easiest Homemade Hummus

This homemade hummus is my ‘magical fix’ when guests show up unexpectedly. Jump to Recipe 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… Read more →

Bruschette Toppings using Virgin Olive Oil

4 Bruschette Toppings Using Virgin Olive Oil

If you want your barbecue to be complete, here are 4 bruschette toppings using virgin olive oil. (This post is in collaboration with Jamie’s Italian and his Buyer’s Guide To Olive Oil) Every Italian Barbecue starts with a bruschetta: rustic bread cut in slices and toasted over the charcoal. It is like the toast for an English breakfast, For Italians,… 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. Jump to Recipe Save Save Save Save Save Save… Read more →