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Bell pepper and tuna rolls.

Rotolini di peperoni al tonno.

How’ s your lock-down going?

Our is going great: the toilet flush of the only wc of the house broke, finding a plumber is damn hard, there has been a wind blizzard and we couldn’t have our daily walk outside.

We keep on going anyway, we discovered a whole meadow filled with nettles, young and tenders.

Do you know nettles are the most delicious thing if stuffed into ravioli or used to make green pasta instead of spinach?

Texas caviar.

Texas caviar.

Yesterday I had my parents in law and my sister in law plus family at home for lunch.

So happy because nothing beats the joy of cooking, cooking, cooking then eat all together!

As always in these occasions I try to to test the more new recipes I can: it was quite hot on Friday ( about 104° F) but I kept the oven on the whole afternoon and produced a mint/ eggplant plum cake, a pecan pie and a chocolate cheesecake.

Roasted cherry tomatoes or ” red drug”.

Roasted cherry tomatoes or " red drug".

Who loves bbq?

Me, and I am sure I’m not alone.

I attended some courses with a skilled bbq master, I know how to cook a proper fiorentina ( steak) but I still do not have a bbq grill here at the new home.

This recipe was created for barbecue but you can easily do it the same way into your oven.

It comes from a bbq community and there is commonly called “red drug“, don’t know if it makes sense in English too.

Spinach savoury crumble.

Spinach savoury crumble.

Back with a very nice recipe, pretty useful for your weeknight meals.

It’s easy, quick and also have a sophisticated flair if served into a nice oven plate.

It’s a side dish but if you are like me and you could eat tonz of spinach in a single meal you can also have it as single course.

I did it for a recipe exchange with my Italian blogger fellows Bloggalline, the iriginal recipe is with summer vegetables ( bell peppers, courgettes…) but as usual I love to modify the recipe I take inspiration from because I don’t like to fill the web with copycat recipes.

Baked pumpking with blue cheese, rosemary and hazelnut crumble.

Baked pumpking with blue cheese, rosemary and hazelnut crumble.

Back again with a recipe, so long but time runs, tasks are stockpiling, holidays are too near as I didn’t think of almost a single present.

No Christmas tree on, I forgot the advent calendar for my young boy…

I’m not feeling the Christmas spirit this year, not at all not because I’m somehow sad but because I have no time for it. 🙁

To write a single post I need at least a week, dropping a phrase or two at time, then there is something I cannot avoid to do.