Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

Put some small garten tomatoes on a baking sheet with fresh and dried oregano, drizzle over balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Add salt and pepper and roast for 1 hour in the oven at 160C. Remove and set aside to cool. Serve on crusty bread with fresh cheese, ricotta, labneh, etc.

It’s all about summer

One fresh and vibrant summer salad  for a lunchbox, picnic or BBQ Ingredients: Baby spinach, cooked chickpeas, snack peppers & cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, one shallot, chervil, fresh lime juice & olive oil, Maldon salt & piment d’Espelette.

roasted Green-Lipped Mussels

Preheat the oven to 220°C. Place the cleaned mussels on a baking tray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, grated ginger and garlic, chopped chili, chopped coriander. Drizzle with olive oil. Roast them under the grill for about 5 minute. To serve, transfer to a plate and sprinkle with coriander and lime/ lemon wedges.

matcha-vanilla pannacotta with redcurrant sauce

Ingredients for 4 cups: 3 sheets of white gelatin 500 ml cream 50 g sugar seeds from 1 vanilla pod 1 tablespoons Matcha for cooking soak the gelatin in cold water. in a saucepan on low-medium heat, simmer for about 10 minutes cream, sugar and matcha powder. pour the cream through a fine sieve into…

Autumn Sunshine and Antipasti

Melone, prosciutto e mozzarella Goat cheese, Carciofi grigliati e Pomodori secchi, mini Bell Peppers stuffed with Goat cheese, Almond-stuffed green Olives, Caper berries  

Hello Autumn…

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; from “To Autumn” by John Keats

one simple and very tasty salad… pomodorini, rucola and mini-mozzarella di bufala

* on a large platter arrange tomatos, mozzarella, arugula and basil leaves (various types of basil when available) * drizzle with oil * season salad with salt and pepper   * basil comes in many varieties – here I have some basilicum ‘Genovese Gigante’, basilicum ‘Purple Ruffles’, basilicum ‘Red Rubin’, Thai Basil, basilicum ‘Cinnamon’, basilicum ‘Piccolino’,…

Mung Daal creamy soup

the recipe is adapted from