Risotto with Asparagus | Beauty of Imperfection

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You must be thinking how does imperfection relate to risotto with asparagus? Whenever I’m in Italy I’m confronted with the concept of imperfection and the beauty of it. This time I was reminded of the imperfection because I was preparing a beautiful bunch of thin, long, irregular green asparagus. A big quantity of juicy vegetables for a very reasonable price. How can they compare to the perfectly selected thick, short, green asparagus I find at home in The Netherlands? Both are great but it just shows appearance isn’t everything 🙂 Continue reading

Summer | Zucchini Soup

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Zuppa di Zucchine…one of my favourite soups served when I’m with family in Italy. It’s hard to find the right type of zucchini in The Netherlands so I make sure to eat this soup at least one time during a visit in Italy.

I’ve learned so much about the zucchini (and aubergines). Before I was introduced to the Mediterranean culture I wasn’t used to eating zucchini and aubergines that much. Now I can’t imagine my life without these great vegetables. Besides all the diverse recipes you can make with these beauties, the zucchini serve as a good source of Vitamin C. Continue reading

Breakfast | Creamy Eggs

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A joyful breakfast treat! A great dish to wake up your loved ones on a Sunday morning 😀

Quick and easy, full of taste and a nice variation on the standard boiled egg.

Here we go: preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius. Chop up a few basil leaves and sprinkle in the ramekins. Add some pepper and salt. Divide the crème fraîche among the three ramekins and break one egg in each dish. Add more salt, pepper and chopped basil leaves. Place in the oven for 10 minutes et voila! Enjoy.

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