The saffron flower Saffron goes well with practically everything and makes everything tastier and tastier, as well as beautiful to see. Even the fruit of colorful and exquisite fruit salads with saffron acquires that extra something that makes it a refined dish to serve.Saffron is a plant (bulb-tuber) that is transplanted in spring and whose flower blooms in the fields in October ( autumn flowering).
Citrus fruits, with their lively scent and colors, are perfect fruits for flavoring homemade liqueurs based on grappa or alcohol; even better if accompanied by ingredients such as vanilla and cinnamon. Today we will see together how to prepare an exquisite vanilla flavored orange liqueur.
A cup of chocolate and a tiramisu out of the lines could bring joy to the table as excellent desserts. Even better if these delicacies could be prepared at low cost, making it possible to recycle panettone and pandoro left over from the holidays just past. With simple recipes, panettene and pandoro can return to the tables of Italians even away from holidays.
Arancini di Riso are a practical, fast and sustainable food. Why sustainable? Because cooking rice arancini can mean using leftover rice from salads and risottos. It is also an excellent food for lunch outside the home or for picnics. Rice arancini can be a nice appetizer: we can serve arancini with meat sauce, cheese, ham, asparagus or with ricotta and spinach, the only limit is dictated by our imagination.
Who said fresh fruit is only good in summer? The colder periods can reserve pleasant culinary surprises based on fruit; if you think only of citrus jams and hot pies just out of the oven it is already an achievement but if the procedure for the jam is too long, you can aim for something simpler, always taking advantage of the seasonal fruit of the winter months.
Have you ever tasted an strawberry tree? This evergreen plant, now almost a rarity, belongs to the Ericaceae family and is widespread in regions with a Mediterranean climate.During flowering, usually in autumn, its small bell-shaped white flowers form a cheerful cascade of color destined to turn into a bright red berry fruit with a very sweet taste.
Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and red cabbage certainly have a beneficial effect on the body. These vegetables are very rich in antioxidants and vitamins, including carotenoids, polyphenols, vitamin C and folate. Today we offer you three recipes with broccoli and sprouts.
Spring is certainly the best season for hiking and picnics. Why not take advantage of it and go out into the fresh air to organize a zero-impact outdoor lunch? Vegan cuisine is not only for animal rights, it is also an ethical choice that can minimize the carbon footprint left by our meals.
Preserves have revolutionized modern nutrition, allowing you to speed up preparation times for those who want to organize a last-minute or packed lunch. After seeing the recipe for artichokes in oil, here are some practical guides that will show you how to prepare good quality preserves in oil.
In view of the summer, after lunch, the coffee may be too "hot" to serve. Why not replace it with a fresh limoncello cream? Easy to prepare, tasty to savor and excellent to serve.Lemon is a fruit particularly known and appreciated for its numerous health properties due to its high content of citric acid and vitamin-C.
With the heat, vegetable salads are preferred: they are fresh and healthy dishes but what if we don't want to give up pasta? Pasta salad can prove to be an excellent solution. Especially in summer, when vegetables abound. Pasta salad is an excellent single dish that offers us many solutions: it is a nutritious first course, easy to prepare and at the same time it also replaces the second.
The urtis dishes are a typical spring delicacy. The urtis, as they are called in the province of Lodi, are nothing more than the peaks of the wild hops that grow along the tranquil streams and the rubinia hedges of which the lower Po valley is abundant, the Lodi countryside in particular.
With the summer heat it is unthinkable to settle for a cup of milk with biscuits! What you need is a fresh, light and energetic breakfast! This is the case with fruit concentrates and smoothies. This is the ideal month for blueberries, how about a fresh strawberry-blueberry mix? Smoothies are easy to prepare, just have a mixer and that's it!
Does too hot terrify you? Smoothies are very refreshing, tasty and energizing! In particular, the apple-melon smoothie will give you energy while keeping you light and healthy. This smoothie is great for breakfast, snacks, or afternoon snacks. Summer is fruit season, so take advantage of it and fill up on vitamins and minerals, excellent allies when we have to face hot and tiring days.
Cristian Bertol, apples, flowers and herbs of Trentino This menu full of Trentino apples is not a novelty only for those who were lucky enough to be on June 23 in the splendid village of Caldes, in Val di Sole, during the Arcadia event organized in collaboration with the Melinda Consortium.
A very quick lunch? Trofie with pesto! Just prepare fresh, healthy, simple and quick pesto! Pesto gives off a scent that envelops the whole kitchen, pesto, a mix of basil, pecorino cheese, oil, garlic and pine nuts. But here the variations begin; because there are those who do not like garlic. And so, according to the areas and ingredients available, we hear of the use of walnuts and parsley, of other cheeses, including, obviously, Parmesan, ricotta and even marjoram.
The pressure cooker can rightly be considered a green accessory due to its contribution to reducing consumption in cooking food. The pressure formed inside allows cooking in less time, enhancing the flavors of the cooked ingredients, with a consequent saving of energy.
Saffron in powder is preferable to that in threads for cooking Unmistakable flavor and intense aroma I cannot miss the saffron. However, there are some tricks to learn to identify, among the various products offered on the market, the saffron with the best organoleptic qualities. 1. Price and weight.
Brown rice lovers do not give up on yellow risotto Even the traditional yellow risotto with saffron, which some call Milanese risotto (even if the Milanese one is a particular recipe) can be prepared with brown rice, which compared to refined white rice (or polished ) is richer in fiber, vitamins and minerals.
It's tomato season, why not take advantage of it for a tasty and alternative side dish? Baked stuffed tomatoes are a simple and delicious recipe, to be eaten just warm or as a nice idea to enjoy during a picnic with your friends. Baked in the oven, they also remain light and therefore are ideal for the summer season.
What fresh and thirst-quenching dessert can you serve this summer? Peach is the ideal fruit, it is fresh, thirst-quenching and low-calorie. Considering that we are in the period of the first tans, it should be emphasized that peach favors tanning and helps the skin to remain supple and young. It is no coincidence that peach is used a lot by the cosmetic company to produce beauty creams and masks.