This wonderful summer squash from the Cucurbitaceae plant family (which includes melons, marrows and cucumbers) is thought of as a vegetable, but is in fact a fruit. You find it in a range of tones, but we prefer the pale green romanesco variety with its firmer consistency and superior flavour both cooked and raw.READ MORE
Rather like other members of the legume family, chickpeas are rich in protein and fibre. The protein aspect is good for bone, muscle and skin health and the fibre, as we are all understanding now in this moment of heightened health awareness, is good for amongst other things, your immunity.
Living in Tuscany, it’s always important to have a use for yesterday’s bread because it becomes like a bullet overnight due to its lack of salt. Tomatoes are great friends with bread and a host of other ingredients, particularly cucumber, red onion, olives, capers, basil, oregano, white cheeses…. and the list could go on. READ MORE