Linguine with pistachio pesto and monkfish

linguine with pistachios pesto and monkifsh

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On a Sunday few weeks ago, I received two calls from Italy from 2 good friends of mine; Francesca and Alice. Both called me with the same purpose, in other words to tell me about the pasta they had eaten the night before in a restaurant. It’s amazing especially because they used the same expression “Margy, you have to learn how to make this pasta so you can prepare it for us as soon as you come back this summer “. Continue reading

Pasta with apple sauce. A gift from Teresa

pasta with apple sauce

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Opening the mailbox fascinates me since the day I started reading. I remember how eagerly I waited postcards sent by my friends on vacation during summer holidays. Receiving and sending cards and letters was so exciting that I don’t know how much money I spent on them. At my age most of the letters I get are 80% bills, fines or bureaucratic stuff. But, fortunately, there are some exceptions and I’m still waiting to see them in my mailbox. Among them was a pleasant surprise from my friend Teresa , who sent me a little book of recipes with apples, including today’s recipe, sweet memories of a beautiful evening few years ago. Continue reading

Pasta stuffed with ricotta and radicchio served on pumpkin cream

pasta with radicchio e ricotta

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The indisputable advantage of pasta is the absence of limitations in the ways of preparing it. The outcome is always guaranteed. Try to go beyond the usual recipes (tomato, pesto, bolognese …) and use all your extravagant fantasies (not just in the kitchen ☺). You can trust pasta. If you make a mistake, indeed, if an ingredient is replaced by another one, if we do not have the right pot, the recipe will be different but perhaps it will be better. Practice makes perfect! Talking about being creative, the recipe’s original author needs to be quoted… the first time I prepared this recipe I was with my mother and her friend, Mrs. Margherita, who has long surprised me with her whimsical and delicious dishes. Continue reading