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Long fusilli with courgettes and pistachios pesto

I live in the countryside since 1 year, and it presents some advantages: health on first. But there is nothing better than gather some fresh ingredients from the kitchen garden almost every day, to prepare a sauce. Here is a special summer pesto, prepared with the ingredients coming from our kitchen garden, that works perfect for a long pasta shape. The best.

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Broccoli, Stilton and pear soup

Wonderfully rich and creamy, this soup has been taken from Gordon Ramsay’s book “Cooking for friends”. Only one change:I found necessary to cook the pears for longer than suggested (1-2 minutes each side.) As he says, here’s a soup that’s perfect foe entertaining, both for its elegance and for its ease of preparation. The soup can be prepared a day in advance, ready to reheat……So, why not?  

Fusilli, broccoli sauce and Pecorino

Pasta, staple of the italian diet. Many shapes of pasta exist, and one of my favourite is Fusilli. Coming from Campania, fusilli are used for cold or hot dishes. Being a spiral-shaped pasta they deeply absorb pasta sauce, and perhaps they are one of the most popular of the shaped pasta cuts.Today’s recipe offers a soft broccoli sauce combined with strong flavors such as jowl bacon and Pecorino cheese. A stunning dish to taste!

Pumpkin ravioli

Pumkin ravioli are a traditional Christmas eve meal. They appeared for the first time in the areas of Mantova and Ferrara at Gonzaga and Este courts. Their flavour is sweet, balanced because of  the ingredients of the stuffing: the sweetness of the pumpkin and the salty flavour of the fruit mustard together with the nice taste of Amaretti cookies, give the pumpkin ravioli bitter-sweet flavour making them unique and particular.