Month: September 2011

Cream of Leek Soup with Shrimp

I’ve always loved leeks because they bring a special flavor to any dish. Their flavor is more delicate than onions and they go well with fish. On cooler evenings, I often love to prepare a cream of leek and potato soup because it is tasty and provides warmth. One evening […]



Grapes are not only the ingredient needed to make wine, but also a valuable ally for your health. If you have a garden with good sun exposure, you could create a small corner to grow grapes. Under a pergola of strawberry grapes, a variety that does not require treatment and […]


Roasted Veal with Grapes

This is a different way to prepare roasted meat. The recipe can be used easily, even if you have guests over. The proposed quantity is plenty for 4 people, be aware that if you use a smaller amount, given the type of cooking, it will tend to make the meat […]


Cake with Three Raisins

This cake is best served with a cup of tea in the afternoon. I thought I’d save the sweets for Sunday, because once a week you can indulge in a little sweetness! During the weekend it becomes easier to find the time to devote to the creation of desserts.  


Risotto with White Wine

This RISOTTO demonstrates how rice is a versatile food that enhances the flavor of the ingredients that accompany it. The combination of ingredients suited to make a good risotto are numerous and you will get to know them in this blog.  


Frittata with Zucchini

Zucchini are vegetables that very helpful to our health. They are low in calories and rich in minerals, typical of summer vegetables. For the first week of September, I’d like to propose that fall starts out with a delicious bite of summer.  


Wine in the Plate

Article published in “Fuoco Lento” Year 2009, No. 4, (April 2010): p. 86-87 This month, vineyards and wines are the subjects of a great national event: “VINITALY”. Our association, “Diamo Peso al Benessere”, takes this opportunity to think about wine, not so much as a drink, but as an ingredient […]


What to have in Your Pantry

To cook well in a balanced way it’s necessary to have good organization and accessibility to your ingredients. If you haven’t picked up this skill yet, let me suggest a few tips so you always have what you need in the house, allowing you to manage unexpected guests. First, you […]