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Potatoes and carrots with sage, rosemary and garlic, and do you know this flower Potatoes and carrots with sage, rosemary and garlic, and do you know this flower By Alessandra Zecchini 05/24/14 07:17 Digging up the garden I pulled some ugly carrots and a few potatoes (white and yellow). I cleaned them and boiled them until cooked but firm, then I remove the skins (from the carrots too!) and sautéd them with olive oil, garlic, sage, rosemary and a pinch...
Pumpernickel sandwiches with herb cream cheese and edible flowers Pumpernickel sandwiches with herb cream cheese and edible flowers By Alessandra Zecchini 05/19/14 06:31 I first created these cute sandwiches about 20 years ago in Japan, the lack of brown bread there meant that every time we had a party I was really keen to offer something that was rare - yet not expensive (I was able to buy pumpernickel, cream cheese and...
Salad with mixed leaves and flowers and silver beet from the garden Salad with mixed leaves and flowers and silver beet from the garden By Alessandra Zecchini 01/14/14 05:30 A crop that never fails me is silver beet (Swiss Chard) and since I find it easier to grow than spinach I mostly use it to make palak paneer (although in this case is silver beet paneer !) and silver beet baked pasta. Click here for even more recipes with...
Elderberry Flowers Syrup and Elder flower Tea Elderberry Flowers Syrup and Elder flower Tea By Alessandra Zecchini 11/20/13 04:55 Yesterday I posted these Elderberry Flower Fritters, and today I have another recipe (and a half) that you can make with elderberry flowers: Elderberry Flowers Syrup For this you will need 1 l of water, 1 kg of sugar, about a dozen elderberry flower heads,...
Elderberry Flower Fritters Elderberry Flower Fritters By Alessandra Zecchini 11/18/13 22:20 In this post you can see Regina and Sue collecting some elderberry flowers for our Slow Food Waitakere Pop Dining Lunch this coming Sunday. I used the flowers to make a syrup (recipe coming in the next post, watch this space!), and since I had so many I...
Crêpe cake with Cointreau butter and flowers Crêpe cake with Cointreau butter and flowers By Alessandra Zecchini 11/05/13 09:26 Our friend David came to stay, it was his birthday a few days ago, but I didn't have time to bake a cake. So I just used some ready made sweet Crêpes (pack of 9) and whipped about 100 g of unsalted butter with one heap tbsp of icing sugar and a good dose...
Asparagus and onion weed soup with flowers Asparagus and onion weed soup with flowers By Alessandra Zecchini 10/25/13 00:41 This is so easy to make, but looks impressive and tastes delicious. Ingredients 1 big agria potato 1 bunch asparagus 3-4 onion weeds with flowers 1 l vegetable stock nasturtium flowers and baby leaves sage flowers violet flowers Peel the potato and cube....
Flowers from Nan's garden in Christchurch Flowers from Nan's garden in Christchurch By Alessandra Zecchini 08/21/13 12:03 Last week I went to Christchurch, I want to share with you some flowers from nan's garden, aren't they just lovely? Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©
Winter flowers and  magic  wands Winter flowers and "magic" wands By Alessandra Zecchini 08/11/13 10:26 These are some of the flowers that I have in the garden now: orchids, camellias and reinwardtia indica (I had to look for the name back in this post from 2011, I can never remember it!). Reinwardtia indica Anyway, my largest Pinterest board is now flowers,...
Flowers on Pinterest Flowers on Pinterest By Alessandra Zecchini 06/18/13 12:23 Are you on Pinterest? Well, I have so many food boards, quite an addiction really, and guess what... my most popular board is the this one about flowers! But I have to admit that it is an easy board to manage: no recipe links, just images, and flowers are...
 French  Caprese Salad? Cherry tomatoes, bocconcini and blue borage flowers "French" Caprese Salad? Cherry tomatoes, bocconcini and blue borage flowers By Alessandra Zecchini 02/23/13 07:13 I can never get tired of Caprese, the classic tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil salad that represent Italy both in taste and in colour. But just for once, and just for a change, when I picked my cherry tomatoes from the garden I also got a few borage flowers...
Spring, flowers, and quinoa Spring, flowers, and quinoa By Alessandra Zecchini 09/29/12 10:18 Posted by Alessandra at 5:39 PM Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook No comments: Post a Comment Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) LinkWithin For Kiwis Thrilled to be part of the Going West Books and Writers Festival...
Pumpkin and red onion soup with thyme and rosemary flowers Pumpkin and red onion soup with thyme and rosemary flowers By Alessandra Zecchini 07/27/12 10:29 A nice soup for the weekend, simple, just chop a red onion and sauté with olive oil. Add cut and peeled pumpkin, a celery stalk with leaves and some vegetable stock. When the vegetables are cooked blend the soup, adjust with salt and pepper and then decorate...
Flowers in the desert Flowers in the desert By Alessandra Zecchini 07/14/12 09:08 I am bewitched by the red sand in arid Central Australia, but most of all by the plants. Because there has been lots of rain in the last two years (I mean, a lot for this area...) the desert is quite green, and the Desert Park in Alice Springs is full of...
White fondant icing flowers, in black and white White fondant icing flowers, in black and white By Alessandra Zecchini 06/06/12 12:13 Photo by Alessandra Zecchini © This image is for Black and White Wednesday, a weekly blogging event created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook and for the coming week hosted by Cinzia of Cindystar. The title of the photo is: White fondant icing flowers....
Miniature cupcakes and sugar flowers, and a sugar craft workshop for children Miniature cupcakes and sugar flowers, and a sugar craft workshop for children By Alessandra Zecchini 05/06/12 07:12 I make all types of cupcakes, but i have to say that I prefer the smallest one. In fact some of my cupcakes are becoming smaller and smaller, and so are the sugar roses and flowers which go on top of them! Here are some details with my fingers, to show...
Making easy royal icing flowers' video tutorial, ed un premio Making easy royal icing flowers' video tutorial, ed un premio By Alessandra Zecchini 03/05/12 06:10 This is my first ever video, made with Arantxa's ipod, we are in our kitchen and she is making easy royal icing flowers. Then our woofer Jacob helped me load it on Youtube (everyday learning something new!!!) and here I am sharing it with my blogger friends!...
Vegetable Pâté with Salted Butter served with Daikon Slices and Edible Flowers Vegetable Pâté with Salted Butter served with Daikon Slices and Edible Flowers By Alessandra Zecchini 02/21/12 04:43 In my mind Pâté is something made with leftovers: mince finely and add fat, and voilà le Pâté! But leftovers in this household are very scarce indeed, so for this month MT Challenge I needed to create some! Obviously my p âté has a vegetable base, Kazuyo...
Beans and flowers, and a morning with the Slow Food ladies Beans and flowers, and a morning with the Slow Food ladies By Alessandra Zecchini 11/24/11 02:58 This salad is really simple: I just chopped half red onion and marinated it for 30 minutes in white balsamic condiment of Modena (FYI, white balsamic vinegar of Modena doesn't exist, it can only be called 'condiment') and then I added one can of Italian...
Spring Asparagus Salad, and yes you can eat the flowers too Spring Asparagus Salad, and yes you can eat the flowers too By Alessandra Zecchini 10/26/11 23:48 Lots of people know by now that I eat flowers, but still, some think of it as a bit of a freak thing to do. But if you have a few edible flowers in your garden (absolutely organic, no sprays allowed) they just make your dishes look so pretty, and they are...
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