Delicious filled pumpkin

Delicious filled pumpkin is the perfect oven dish to start the autumn season. Those who say that the weather is not following the seasons anymore are wrong. Exactly on September 21st the hot summer weather give in to autumn storm and rain. My parents have pumpkins in their garden, and they have been growing exceptionally…

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Linguine alla puttanesca

Linguini alla puttanesca is variation on a South Italian dish that was created more or less by accident in the 1950s in the restaurant annex night club Sancho Fellone. At one day, some late guests were arriving with great hunger. The owner had nothing really left in his kitchen, except some anchovies, olives and a…

Sicilian tuna pasta with baked capers

Sicilian tuna pasta with baked capers is so easy to make, with only a few ingredients, and the baked capers give it a surprising twist. The inspiration for this recipe comes from an Irish blog, I still have to check with my Italian colleagues whether this is really Sicilian, but at least I like the…

fishballs with cilantro

Fishballs with cilantro are a perfect snack or side dish for parties or hot weather periods. As the hot weather continues, we continue with a third hot weather comparable dish, after the ceviche and the watermelon-strawberry salad. the inspiration for these fishballs comes from Veena Azmanov. It is something different from the classical meatballs, and…

Ceviche – pescado de ceviche

Ceviche is on my to-do list for a long time already.  One of my favourite cooks, Chakall, made a very good version of ceviche with mango.  He is also the one that gave me the inspiration for the Mexican style chocolate chicken. Recently, the warm weather and a different foodblog brought ceviche back to my…

watermelon strawberry salad

Watermelon strawberry salad is an ideal dish for these terribly hot summer days. It is light, healthy, extraordinary tasteful and the fruits contain a lot of liquid, you need this during these days. I found the original of this recipe as “watermelon caprese” on insolence and wine, a blog that specialises in the combination of…

red fruit mascarpone mousse

Red fruit mascarpone mousse is an easy dessert and a safe way to make your guests happy after a delicious meal.

potato-egg salad

This potato-egg salad is a perfect side dish for the hot summer days or for a barbecue outside. If you don’t like the combination with eggs, you might also consider to try the apple-potato salad I made on an earlier occasion. If you have a lot of guests, just make both versions and have people…