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These are my last recipes;
Some of the recipes I prepare for my home and also for friends.
Plates I liked and learned to prepare, adapting to my taste and needs.

Ma ... attention:
my recipes are in my own way and it is not said that they respect the traditional canons;

also because, on certain classic preparations, every village and every family have their own original version!

On this page, day after day, a new or revised recipe may appear; But also the story of a meal prepared or eaten in the company.
Just like some curiosity ...

Enjoy the reading!

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My Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday to me!

For the occasion I prepared a small cake: after all today, 1 ° August, I am already sixty years old.

And birthday wishes also to my brother izio which also makes sixty!
And best wishes to friends and friends who are celebrating their birthday today: Flavia, Giuditta and many others.
And also to the Confederation: today on the Rütli it is already celebrated seven hundred and twenty-two years since that first August of the year one thousand two hundred and ninety-one ...

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A cherry cake, by chance

Saturday there were some nice baskets on offer from a pound of Swiss cherries: just to look at her want to eat them ...
Clearly, in spite of my good will I have consumed only a small part. So, this afternoon, I began in the kitchen taking advantage of the cold and rainy day and I have prepared a small cake with cherries.
The procedure is the usual one for the fruit pies to go in the oven and then frost with jelly.

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The fruit cake
Fruit cakes - 1
remainder for oven baking

This, more than a recipe, is a standard preparation that can be used when preparing the fruit cakes (for example apricots or apples) to be cooked in the oven, with a base of pastry, shortcrust or otherwise. In these cases it is convenient to use this cream, which also will cook in the oven, to bind and stop the fruit.

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When the heat gets tough ...

... Gazpacho gets icy!

Friday night, even here in Thun in the shadow of the Jungfrau, it was really hot. And, although there was quite acceptable humidity (35%) I was leaking ... I had to find a solution for a dinner that was both cold and refreshing. Nothing better than a good gazpacho!
Here the recipe ...

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The homemade porchetta

the bacon in pork

A roast pig on the terrace ...

The weather forecast was for Sunday (July 7) a splendid time: the ideal time to get out and test the new engine for the grill spit.
Saturday I have been made the cut at the butcher's a nice piece of fresh pork bacon and then I set to work to prepare a beautiful housewife porchetta (Here the recipe)

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