strawberry ice cream

gelato alla fragola stawberry ice cream I’m thrilled to say that this is the first summer (after many attempts) that I have been successfully able to grow my very own strawberries! Unfortunately not enough to make strawberry ice cream, but, alas, sufficient to savour the sweet marvel that is freshly grown & picked strawberries! The…

Insalata Estiva Italiana (Italian summer salad with homemade croutons)

Insalata Estiva Italiana Italian summer salad with homemade croutons Hot summer nights call for light dinners like salads agreed? The cold (or room temperature) refreshing ingredients makes eating on warm nights tolerable. There is no need to add extra layers of body warmth from eating heavy comfort food! No, the opposite is required in summer. However, the challenge…

Melanzane Ripieni (Stuffed Eggplants)

Melanzane Ripieni Stuffed Eggplants These Melanzane Ripieni (stuffed eggplants or eggplants refilled) are a very popular meal in southern Italy, but of course you will find versions of it all around Italy (and each region would claim theirs the best!). This recipe is my mum’s and is ‘Calabrese’ style (from Calabria south of Italy). Essentially, eggplants…