For a long time and for a lot of people, Italian food was limited to just a few dishes. Pizza, lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs (which, for the record, Italians never eat together). Pasta in a tomato sauce (with or without meat) has become a real symbol of Italian food. Try it. Google: Italian food, go to Google images and see what comes up most. There’s a lot of red in those pictures. Continue reading Yellow pepper pasta
Just about every where I look these days I see fresh asparagus and I have been itching to use some. Now that spring is in full bloom here and we have had some pretty high temperatures, my allergies have knocked me flat on my back – literally, but the thought of using some fresh asparagus has kept my spirits high and my energy up.
Continue reading Pasta con gli asparagi
I have a serious issue with cooking for one.
I have a hard time getting the amounts right. I always make too much.
Growing up I always saw my grandmothers making huge batches of whatever it was they were cooking from sauce to lasagne to veal cutlets.
Whatever wasn’t eaten right away went into the freezer for a future . . . → Read More: Dinner for one
Surprises come in all shapes and sizes but perhaps the best are when the surprise is a person and not a thing. Today, for Valentine’s Day I want to celebrate a different kind of love, the love we feel for friends and the bonds we create with them. This is a love letter of sorts, I used to write them regularly but I haven’t written one in long time. Continue reading Vegetable Ragù
It has been miserable here in Milan, cold, rainy, windy and generally unpleasant. I have already had flu symptoms. Seriously, that’s what my doctor said, flu symptoms – not the flu, but flu symptoms. Between the weather and NOT having the flu I have been craving hearty meals, classic winter fare that will stick to the ribs and heat a body up from the inside out. Continue reading Sausage and spinach risotto
Just a quick note to announce the winners of the Amazon gift certificates: Ginda Simpson, Saretta and Robin have each won a gift certificate to Amazon worth € 30. Congratulations ladies! Continue reading Canning your own pasta sauce (not just tomato paste)
Welcome to Frutto della Passione’s new home.
For so many reasons this has always been my favourite time of year, and against all logic autumn has always felt like a time for new beginnings for me. Continue reading New Beginnings and risotto
So autumn is quite literally just around the corner. And yet I don’t quite feel ready for it yet. This year summer seemed to go by far too quickly. Continue reading Smoked swordfish and vegetable pasta
Both my husband and I are story-tellers. By that I mean, that given the chance, we will happily entertain anyone who will listen with anecdotes and tales from our travels and mildly adventurous pasts. Continue reading Hand made fettuccine