Sunday, December 27, 2015

Oggi Cucino Vegetariano: two special treats

A cooking school with a view!

Today we Cook Vegetarian
Vegetarian recipes in Italian and Inglese

from Cook in Puglia:  Yle Sambati


1 kg di patate piccole
60 g di semi di sesamo
50 g di burro
rosmarino (un ciuffetto)
Lavate bene le patate e fatele cuocere per 25 minuti con la loro buccia. 
Tostate in una padella i semi di sesamo. 
Nella stessa padella fate sciogliere il burro: saltatevi le patate, aggiungete il sale, conditele con il rosmarino e il sesamo e servite accompagnando con formaggio fresco, insalata o altre verdure.

POTATOES WITH SESAME AND ROSEMARY1 kg of small potatoes60 g of sesame seeds50 g of butterrosemary (a bunch)salt
Wash the potatoes and cook for 25 minutes with their peel. 
Toasted in a pan sesame seeds. 

In the same pan, melt the butter: saltatevi potatoes, add salt, season with rosemary and sesame seeds and serve accompanied with cheese, lettuce or other vegetables.


400 g di piselli freschi
20 cl di panna da cucina
30 g di burro
1 cucchiaino di olio extra vergine d'oliva
peperoncino rosso in polvere
alcune foglie di menta fresca

Lessate i piselli in poca acqua salata per dieci minuti circa.
Quando saranno pronti lasciateli raffreddare. 
Quindi metteteli nel mixer per ottenere una purea finissima insieme ad alcune foglie di menta. 
Fate fondere il burro in un tegame a fuoco moderato e unitevi la purea di piselli.
Aggiungete la panna, il sale, un cucchino di olio extra vergine d'oliva, il peperoncino.
Mescolate bene e decorate con foglioline di menta fresca, 


400 g of fresh peas
20 cl of cream
30 g of butter
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
chili powder
some fresh mint leaves

Cook the peas in a little salted water for about ten minutes
When they are ready let cool
Then put them in a blender to get a fine puree along with some mint leaves.
Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat and add the mashed peas.
Add the cream, salt, a cucchino of extra virgin olive oil, chilli. 
Mix well and decorated with fresh mint leaves,

Interested in learning more about Vegetarian Cooking?  Now Cook in Puglia will add a Vegetarian cooking class for 2016!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Florence: Mail Box Etc has a new look

One of the rare times ALL members of MBE stop working for a quick photo!

In November there was a complete redesign of my favorite 
Mail Box Etc

The same great service for shipping, storing luggage by the week and even receiving packages and documents.

I have used their services for the past 5 years and feel they are like 'family'.  When traveling for a month or more, MBE will ship my bag ahead to my next location or even store it for me until I return.

And I always ship one bag home so I don't have to drag 2 bags to the airport or pay the additional bag fee!

You can read the original story here: 

This location is very close to the train station, just off the Santa Maria Novella church piazza.

Mail Boses Etc:  MBE212
Via della Scala, 13
50123 Florence,  055 268173 
Mail Boxes etc Firenze 212  


When you stop by, tell them Home to Italy told you about their new store.