Tag: #vegeterian

The taste of the sea

South of Italy, August. It is 23:30, the temperature isn’t even considering to drop, it is too hot to go to sleep. You live in a small city, and your friends live 5 minutes away from you. You have two options: Stick your head in the fridge, hoping to fall asleep while enjoying the fake…

Read more The taste of the sea

Not envying the paradise

I have never been shy about my love for Sicily: the landscape, the weather, the food… what’s not to like? I have been lucky enough to have spent quite a long time of my adult life in this beautiful island, enjoying what it can offer in all her magnificence. Sicily is warm: from the sun…

Read more Not envying the paradise

The (semi)circle of life

“As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know healthor peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seedof murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.” attribution to Pythagoras by Ovid 19th century: Charles Darwin…

Read more The (semi)circle of life

Of shoestrings, murders and pasta

Italy: a population of 60.36 million people, 83% of which is Catholics. The Pope resides in the Vatican, a city-state located in Rome, 97% of the population has been Christened, 7 out of 12 National holidays have roots in the Catholic Church. So it is clear that Catholicism is part of the Italian society, people embrace…

Read more Of shoestrings, murders and pasta

All (small) ears

There is a place, in the South of Italy, where time stands still: it doesn’t matter if you have the new iphone, if you are a youtuber or a social media manager, if you prefer to have breakfast with an avocado toast or an açaí bowl – nothing matters, as things in here are done…

Read more All (small) ears

Know your gnocchetti

Do you know the meaning of the word “malloreddus”? Me neither, I had to google it to write this post ha! In the rest of Italy, this delicious pasta is known as “gnocchetti sardi”, but the proper name is in sardinian dialect and it is actually unclear what it means. Some believe it comes from…

Read more Know your gnocchetti

Love actually

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy,…

Read more Love actually

Red onion focaccia

Baking is not my forte, I admit it, but focaccia is one of the few things that I can successfully bake. For this recipe I used fast action yeast, so proving times are not too bad – you only need a couple of hours, so I usually make the dough and then I move on…

Read more Red onion focaccia

Chickpeas soup with herbs

This is a very tasty and colourful recipe, it is not the usual boring soup and I am sure you will love it! Ingredients for 3 people: Chickpeas, 2 cans White onion, 1 Carrot, 1 Celery, 1 stick Vegetable stock, 1 litre Salt Pepper Sage one tablespoon Rosemary one tablespoon Tomato passata, 100 ml Olive…

Read more Chickpeas soup with herbs