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July

During the month of July, summer lets us discover all its major attractions. The outdoors, the sun, the beach, or hiking in the mountains. Nature gives us the best fruits, peaches, apricots, melons, and watermelons to quench our thirst. The berries with their perfume make us dream enchanted places. In the garden, the hydrangeas with [...]

Cream of Zucchini and Mint Soup

Those who have a garden know that we often forget a few zucchini that grow up under the large leaves of the plant. In this case, we can gather these overgrown zucchini that are not really suitable to be consumed in the traditional ways. This principle also applies when you find abnormally large zucchini in [...]

Pesto Fettuccine

Pesto pasta is known in various countries around the world thanks to an industrial production which allows you to store basil and pine nuts in glass jars ready to be enjoyed at any time of the year even when there is the snow. I personally believe that “Pasta al Pesto” should be enjoyed in the [...]

Zucchini with the Taste of the Sea

A few years ago while on vacation in Argentina, home of my Aunt Giuseppina, I noticed that the zucchini they sold in the market were mostly round and green, a variety that I’d never seen my usual grocery store. This year I found the round type that I had seen in Argentina and I bought [...]

Zuppa Inglese

This cake reminds me of my childhood parties. I do not know exactly why it’s called “Zuppa Inglese” (English Soup) since it is very Italian. I think the name is linked with the key ingredient in the cake, the Creme Anglaise or English Cream, this cream is a cream without flour and with a greater [...]

Zucchini

Zucchini have always been part of our summer meals. My family always consumed them in large quantities, particularly boiled and on Sundays filled with bechamel (see recipe in the archive). My aunt was the gardener of the house. She liked to experiment with new varieties. So when someone suggested zucchini seeds different from the usual [...]

Lemon Cream Cup with Forest Fruits

When you have dinner guests during the summer it is easy to offer ice cream for dessert. Of course you do not want to turn on the oven or prepare elaborate things. This recipe provides a homemade fresh cup that is also ideal if you have important guests.