cherry tomatoes, 10
fresh tomatoes, 10 oz
Bread, 2 slices
Olive, a few
Basil, a handful
Thyme, 1 stick
Garlic, 2 cloves
Toast the bread, rub it with the remaining garlic and reduce it into small crumbs.
Cook the pasta al dente, drain and mix it with the tomatoes.
Serve with a little olive oil, breadcrumbs and decorate with thyme and basil leaves.
My name is Alida, I come from the North-East of Italy and I currently live in the UK. In my kitchen I love to re-create dishes my mum would do for me as a child. I started cooking as a teenager; my favourite hobby was baking during the long Italian school summer holidays. I first started baking simple cakes and only later moved onto cooking proper meals.
My blog is a collection of recipes with an Italian flair. I created it in order to save and share my recipes which are a mixture of my own ideas but I often get inspired by magazines, the web, books and newspapers. I often start a recipe and then I change it altogether as I go along. Cooking is an expression of who you are and your personality. You have to put your whole self into it: your passion, feelings and experiences all go into the food and you become part of the recipe.
I believe in ingredients which are locally sourced and in season whenever possible as this is the secret for the greatest tasting meals. There is also lots of pleasure when plates are wiped clean and every stomach is satisfied!