Sunday, August 19, 2012

ByeBye Italy

What do you do when you're just back from holiday and you still would like to be there... although home is a good place too. But we missed the sea, the food, the Italians, the beautiful nature, the sun ripened tomatoes... When getting back from our lovely summer trip in Italy, we just started cooking even more Italian dishes as usual,  to make the coming home smooth and yummy. Here are a few ideas to feel a little Italy in your house.

Refreshing summer salad with fennel, red onions, cucumber, orange and a red wine vinegar dressing.

A fusilli pasta dish with green beens, zucchini, peas and lemony salsa verde mmm!

We even found some wine from the visited region :-) (South Italy, Paestum, Cilento)

Royal bream with oven baked potatoes and fresh spinach simply drizzled with olive oil and lemon, simplicity can be sooo good!

Talking of simplicity, Mozzarella di Bufala from the Campania region (bought in Delhaize) and a fresh tomato, just with a little fleur de sel on top and a dash of locally produced olive oil we took back from our trip.

This is one of the best things, delicious pasta from Napoli, difficult to find but look for it... We are lucky, 2 shops sell it in Brussels (kismad & gaudron).

I think Italian food is my absolute favorite! Besides Belgian and Swedish cuisine and other tasty world cuisine, of course ;-)