Risotto with shrimp

Risotto is always a good idea! All you need is love, a bit of patience and a few ingredients! People reasonably say that love is one of the most important ingredients! Couldn't agree more. Now when it comes to risotto - you also need to add patience. And then the rest is  covered! Risotto is … Continue reading Risotto with shrimp

Tagliatelle with chanterelles

"Life is a combination of magic and pasta" Federico Fellini I love good pasta once in a while. If I had a better metabolism, I swear I would  be loving it so much more often. Yet once I indulge in it, I like it with all the essentials - a bit of butter, cheese, creamy … Continue reading Tagliatelle with chanterelles

Linguine with false morel and tahini sauce

"Love is like a poisonous mushroom - you don't know if it is the real thing until it is too late" I think I may have been a witch in my former life. Last weekend, walking in the forest and picking the first mushrooms of the season I caught myself thinking I could most probably … Continue reading Linguine with false morel and tahini sauce

Wild mussels in spicy tomato sauce

"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces. Just good food from fresh ingredients" ~Julia Child There was a time when I thought cooking fish or any kind of seafood for that matter was some complicated business, unless it came in a form of frozen fish fingers. That was quite a while ago though. The more … Continue reading Wild mussels in spicy tomato sauce

Spinach fettuccine with black olives, capers, tomatoes and goat cheese

"The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later, you are hungry again. " - George Miller Once upon a time, a few months ago to be exact, I went on a business trip to Mykonos, Greece. Yeah, I know it sounds like business! Gorgeous island with beautiful beaches, friendly people … Continue reading Spinach fettuccine with black olives, capers, tomatoes and goat cheese

Egg fettuccine with shrimp, fresh tomatoes, spinach and garlic

Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables.  They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.  ~Elizabeth Berry I am on vacation now with friends - visiting Mediterranean coast in Spain. And there are no such things as jet-lagged vegetables! They are simply grown here - always fresh and actually tasting like the real ones … Continue reading Egg fettuccine with shrimp, fresh tomatoes, spinach and garlic

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 - for the balance … Continue reading In the Italian mood – Cherry tomato, bocconcini and basil bruschetta