Fresh broad bean salad

Spring is finally here and, if you’re lucky as we have been this week, you’ll find fresh broad beans and peas…. so we planned to prepare this easy and quick salad to better taste the flavour and the crispy texture of these spring vegetables.

In Copenhagen, we found the fresh broad beans at Cà – Cucina Take Away. 

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Tagliatelle pasta with asparagus and shrimps

This is a light and fresh dish, perfect to enjoy when the asparagus season starts. Make your Easter lunch special with this recipe, pairing it with a good glass of Italian white wine as Sauvignon or Pinot Bianco.

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Baked ricotta and spinach frittata

This dish, healthy and nutritious, is a good weeknight meal as well as a home-made food to share with friends during a picnic. And a piece of advice: try the frittata between two slices of bread and it will taste even better!!

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Cauliflower couscous

Today is Shrove Tuesday and almost all the cities in Italy are invaded with colourful and cheerful masks, getting ready to celebrate the last day of Carnival.

From tomorrow, we suppose you want to get your diet started,  for religious reasons or to get out of a binge period. To compensate for the excesses of the Carnival celebrations, try this healthy recipe, without giving up the Carnival colours.

 

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Fresh artichoke carpaccio

Artichoke carpaccio is a simple and tasty way to enjoy the crunchy texture of the fresh and small artichokes.

To make this dish we used the hearts of artichokes, that we bought at Mercatino delle verdure (Ca’- Cucina, Rebekkavej 49 – Hellerup).

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Spinach Lasagna roll-ups

Spinach is an essential component of this dish, so fresh and fleshy spinach gives a better result than frozen.
There are sure a lot of groceries where you’ll find spinach, but, if you are in Copenhagen area, we advice you to buy spinach at Mercatino delle verdure (Ca’- Cucina, Rebekkavej 49 – Hellerup). There you will find many other Italian fresh vegetables that Diego and Davide select carefully every week.

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Preparing Radicchio rosso tardivo di Treviso and Radicchio variegato di Castelfranco

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This week we present two recipes that will be prepared with two culinary excellences from North Italy: the Radicchio rosso tardivo di Treviso and the Radicchio variegato di Casterlfranco.

 

We want to thank Davide & Diego for importing (weekly) the not-easy-to-find vegetables to Denmark, which you can buy in their Mercatino delle verdure (Ca’- Cucina, Rebekkavej 49 – Hellerup).  We also want to thank them for giving us the possibility to make these healthy dishes with their fresh vegetables. This means a lot to us and for all those who want to eat something different and special!

Here we go with our two recipes, designed to better appreciate the unmistakably delicate bitter taste of these two types of radicchio: Pumpkin cream with Radicchio rosso tardivo di Treviso, and Radicchio salad with apples.

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Italian fennel, orange and walnut salad

The fennel and orange salad is a traditional Sicilian recipe. It’s a very light and easy recipe, and a good result is only due to the freshness and taste of the ingredients.

We bought fennels and oranges at Mercatino di verdure (vegetable market) – Ca’ Cucina (Rebekkavej 49, Hellerup), as they import fresh vegetables and fruit grown in Italy every week.

If you are in Denmark don’t forget to take a look at the Mercatino di verdure and if you  are interested in order a box with a mix of selected products email to here.

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Pumpkin gnocchi with sage butter sauce

These pumpkin gnocchi are served with a simple sage butter sauce which enhances the sweet taste of the pumpkin. We used the Delica variety, as it is one of the most versatile winter squash and it takes well to many cooking methods, from roasting to pureeing, and more.

The compact orange – yellow flesh is perfect to be deep fried and to fill the tortelli from Mantova (city in Italy’s Lombardia region) and the cappellacci from Ferrara (a city in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region). Tortelli and cappellacci are two typical filled fresh egg pasta.

We bought this pumpkin for today’s recipe at Ca’ Cucina, Rebekkavej 49, Hellerup.

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Eggplant caponata – traditional Sicilian recipe

Yesterday during our weekly visit at Ca’ – Cucina in Hellerup (Denmark) we saw a lot of fruit and vegetables, including eggplants and celery ….the right ingredients to make caponata, a traditional Sicilian recipe. Every area in Sicily has its own version. We prepared the one we got from a dear friend from Palermo.

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Caponata – a traditional Sicilian recipe

From September there is a new and exclusive offer from Ca’ Cucina: a box with seasonal and selected fresh, tasty and ripe vegetables and fruits grown in Italy.  With just one mouse click here you can order your box and get it on Wednesdays.  If you are in need for a specific product you can go buy it directly at Ca’ Cucina (Rebekkavej 49, 2900 Hellerup) every day, from 11a.m.

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