In the Italian mood – Cherry tomato, bocconcini and basil bruschetta

“In Italy, they add work and life on to food and wine” The dietitians claim that the best food for the eyes and the stomach are those that incorporate different bright colors. So since in the Italian mood today – toasted bread for the yellowish effect, tomatoes for the bright read, arugula and basil for the sharp green and bocconcini… white… Well –Continue reading In the Italian mood – Cherry tomato, bocconcini and basil bruschetta

Potato gnocchi with tomato – garlic sauce… Inspired by – an empty fridge!

“Vegetarians are cool. All I eat are vegetarians – except for the occasional mountain lion steak.”  Ted Nugent  “For cool vegetarians” and those, who love the genius of the simplicity in Italian cuisine! And… Referring to the quote in the title – the only vegetarians I eat are those that swim in water. This isContinue reading Potato gnocchi with tomato – garlic sauce… Inspired by – an empty fridge!

Mushroom and fennel risotto… Inspired by empty stomach and love for risotto!

“Rice is born in water and must die in wine.” Italian proverb Today is October 22nd, Saturday. It is sunny yet chilly and hard enough to believe that at this time of year I was still able to find mushrooms in the forest. After a long late breakfast with Zucchini – ricotta fritters, a long walk inContinue reading Mushroom and fennel risotto… Inspired by empty stomach and love for risotto!

Eggplant stuffed with dried porcini risotto oven baked with parmigiano reggiano crust…

Wikipedia: Risotto is a class of Italian dishes of rice cooked in broth to a creamy consistency I absolutely love risotto! Especially with mushrooms – let it be chanterelles, porcini or any other kind of good mushroom. Top that with hand picked mushrooms in the forest by yourself – makes it so much tastier and exciting! Mushroom pickingContinue reading Eggplant stuffed with dried porcini risotto oven baked with parmigiano reggiano crust…