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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 →

Aubergine caviar

Aubergine Caviar

Aubergine caviar may sound sophisticated, however it is very simple to make. Jump to Recipe 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… 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 →

Ratatouille Recipe

Ratatouille is a French classic originating from Nice. Jump to Recipe :  Print Recipe It is a stew containing summer vegetables that can be served with any meat or fish. It is very easy to make and can be flavored with either Provencal herbs or basil. Traditionally all the vegetables should be cooked separately, this is a more practical version.… Read more →

organic zucchini garlic and provencal herbs

Organic Zucchini a la Agnes’

This recipe using organic zucchini was kindly given to me by Agnes Papone from “Lavancia Farm”. Jump to Recipe The garlic and the Provençal herbs add depth to the organic zucchini. She served them with chickpeas and they can also be served with couscous, or pasta. Find out more about organic farming here: Organic Farming: Lavancia Lavancia Organic Farm To… Read more →