Cena Milonis

This weekend we were celebrating my mothers birthday and we decided to make it an ancient Roman dinner. The decoration was cheap and quickly made of paper: We served eggs with a sauce made of ground nuts, fresh pepper, honey, salt and white wine: Mustea, small buns with Marsala and laurel leaves. Here is my … Continue reading Cena Milonis

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Early Summer Jam – to look at, to eat and to pet

Random pictures taken over the last few weeks A great and really easy recipe for asparagus: You just need grilled green asparagus, seasoned with salt and pepper, a crispy fried egg, old white bread, cubed and fried in a pan with crushed garlic, pepper, salt and chili flakes..I love it!! And that's our little sweety … Continue reading Early Summer Jam – to look at, to eat and to pet

Why cat parents don’t have many friends

Yesterday I made some crispbread for our Good Friday meal (smoked salmon, asparagus and egg) and while baking I noticed one thing: I couldn't invite people for dinner, because in everything I cook there is a little bit of cat in it. Years ago I used to bring cakes or cookies for my work colleagues, … Continue reading Why cat parents don’t have many friends

If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it’s a carrot salad.

Here's just another very easy recipe -  you can call it a classic one in our family, because I've made this carrot salad when I was just a small kid. And here it is, few ingredients, few instructions but yummy!!! 6 carrots, peeled and grated 1 large onion, sliced 2 cloves of garlic, sliced 1 … Continue reading If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it’s a carrot salad.

The private memories and confessions of a justified spiv

Yeah you know who's meant by this title! Our tiny - here since Tuesday - Milo! His arrival can be summarized in three words: veni, vidi, vici! He was just company for our beloved Henry and now he is everywhere!!! He destroys everything, he eats everything, Henry isn't fast enough most of the time, he … Continue reading The private memories and confessions of a justified spiv

The night of the living bread

Yeah it's Halloween Time but for me this week just means bread time!! While my sista was and still is cooking dinner and sweets, I spent my time making different kinds of bread and buns. For tomorrow I plan an Italian Rustica Bread and Yogurt buns... But today I want to show you my Oatmeal-Carrot-Buns … Continue reading The night of the living bread

La trattoria

So the birthday party is over and here are some recipes as promised: Ciabatta: Lievito madre (start at least 3 days ahead): 100 g flour 100 ml water Mix and put it on a warm and sunny place, wait until it starts bubbling and smelling sour. But remember, this could take 3-5 days!! After bubbling … Continue reading La trattoria