A few weeks ago (and more precisely when we posted the recipe of Pork loin braised in milk) we promised to post more “Ricette della nonna“. Here it is one of those we love the most. Homemade gnocchi are a must during the well known Italian Sunday lunch, during which the whole and big family gathers and enjoys the good food, in a convivial atmosfhere. And Sunday is approaching….Buon appetito!
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This summer we’ve been hiking all around the “Three Peaks of Lavaredo” (also called in Italian Tre Cime di Lavaredo), the best know mountain groups in the Dolomites, and after three hours of hiking, we stopped, exhausted, at a Malga to eat something refreshing. And believe us that it’s nothing more restorative than a homemade vanilla ice-cream with fresh picked berries, to recharge the batteries.
If this weekend you are planning a cosy dinner together with your friends (…and you don’t have time to prepare a cake), treat yourself and your guest with this vanilla ice-cream with warm berries. And we guarantee you that, after that, you would like to organise a tour of the Dolomites!
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In the early spring and summer it’s common to see in the countryside of Northern Italy a little group of friends walking along the sides of the road or along a fresh river, gathering wild asparagus. “Asparagus hunting” is a popular activity in the rural areas of Italy.
But if your summer travels aren’t taking you to Italy you can capture the country’s flavor, following our simple and tasty asparagus recipe.
if you would like to know more info of how to cook asparagus Check out this interesting article about this vegetable. https://www.quickeasycook.com/how-to-cook-asparagus/
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Another classic of the summer time in Italy: the bruschetta. To make a bruschetta you need some excellent ingredients (extra virgin olive oil, ripe tomatoes and herbs) and a bit of fantasy. We propose three types: tomatoes, caprese and artichokes bruschetta.
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Now that the days are long and (mostly) sunny, it’s a good time to do one of the best things ever: have a picnic!
Being in nature and enjoying lovely food and drinks together with good friends is just amazing…and it’s even better if everything is done in real Italian style.
Most of the better Italian food is produced from simple and fresh ingredients: bread, cheese, fresh vegetables. And everything tastes better when accompanied by a glass of good wine.
Today’s picnic suggestion is: pasta with pistachio pesto and cherry tomatoes, spinach frittatine, prosciutto e melone.
All of this is enjoyed along with tuscan pecorino, fresh peas or broad beans, and Chianti wine, according to the springtime Tuscan tradition.
Thanks @followingthenorthstar for this amazing pic!!!
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