Entries by Elena and Alfredo

Baked Mussels Recipe

If you want to amaze your guests with something special and yummy, make baked mussels with flavorous garlic sauce. It is not time-consuming, but your guests will definitely appreciate your idea. Baked mussels are fabulously tasty, soft and flavorous. It’s just amazing how you can eat the mussel flesh

Pumpkin Soup with Pasta

Pumpkin varies greatly in cultivars. The texture, sweetness and color of the flesh depend on the sort and place of cultivation. The pumpkin contains a lot of healthy substances such as carbohydrates, vitamins A, C, B1, B2 and minerals (calcium, iron and phosphorus). Baked or boiled pumpkin is especially delicious and healthy. The pumpkin is […]

Recipe for Hot Iceberg Salad

Iceberg lettuce is a type of crisp-head lettuce. Its light green leaves are formed into a densely packed head that weighs about two pounds. Iceberg lettuce is amazingly juicy and crispy and it can be stored for a long time. It is good idea if you season iceberg salads with olive oil.

Baked Artichokes

Baked artichokes are very flavored and tasty. Garlic, capers and parsley create an amazing aroma bouquet, which saturate bread and artichoke petals pulp. Such dish will surprise your guests. It is also perfect for a romantic dinner, because, as is known, artichoke is a strong aphrodisiac, which is widely used in erotic cuisine for the […]

How to Cook Puff with Fruits

Puff is a light pastry made from puff paste. You can make it with any filling you like. For this recipe you will need dried fruit, candied fruit and walnuts. As there is no juice in the filling, puffs are crispy and do not swell when stored. These puffs are delicious, and if you make […]

Sicilian Cannoli

Sicilian cannoli originated in the lovely Italian island of Sicily that gave this dessert its name. It is a fresh ricotta cheese filling that makes this sweet pastry dessert so soft, yummy and healthy. Many years ago, cannoli were only available in candy stores in the south of Italy. Nowadays, you can find it anywhere […]

Boiled Broccoli Recipe

Broccoli has been cultivated since ancient times. It was used in culinary as early as two thousand years ago by Ancient Greeks and Romans. Broccoli is the source of such vitamins as C, PP, K, U as well as beta-carotene. It also contains minerals – iron, phosphorus, natrium and calcium. Chlorophyll improves blood composition, and […]

Recipe for Baked Mullet

Mullet is a fish that has white, soft flesh. This tasty fish is healthy and rich in phosphorus as any other fish, though. It also contains proteins and the B vitamins. Poached or baked mullet is beneficial to seniors, especially to those suffering from atherosclerosis. Mullet inhibits coastal waters of warm seas like the Mediterranean […]

Fried Mozzarella

Mozzarella is a fresh, soft, non-boiled cheese, which is produced out of buffalo whole milk (which is better) or cow milk. Fresh mozzarella has a short storage time, about four to five days after being produced. Mozzarella is prepared the following way: in order to quicken the formation of clot (no more than one hour), […]

How to Cook Stewed Artichokes

Artichoke is actually a flower bud with large fleshy scales. Artichoke is considered a culinary delicacy and it is also a strong aphrodisiac that makes you feel better and boosts your libido. Artichokes have an amazing, incomparable taste. While artichokes are real yummy, they are a very healthy food rich in sodium and

Precious Ice-Cream

Bruster’s Ice Cream has put the most expensive ever, but absolutely uneatable ice-cream up for sale. It is reported that would-be owner of $1 million diamond “cone” will get a true work of art and will help poor children. This “ice-cream” was created by jewelers at Lazare Kaplan International Inc. They incrusted it with 22 […]

White Truffles

A traditional Festival of white truffles took place in San Miniato, Italy, a town, which has been known as the town of white truffles for a long time. Ten years ago exactly here was found the largest truffle in the world, which weighed 2,5 kg. The season of truffle harvest is the second half of […]

Parmesan cheese

Parmesan (the original brand name is Parmigiano Reggiano) is the most famous Italian cheese in the world. The name of this cheese originated from its producing provinces in Emilia-Romagna region such as Parma, Reggio-Emilia and Modena as well as in the provinces of Mantua (strictly on the right bank of the river Po), Bologna (strictly […]


The cacao tree which seeds are actually used for making chocolate is a tropical plant growing in a band sometimes called “Cocoa Belt”. The cacao trees are shade-loving and grow best with some overhead shade. Cultivated plantations are located at elevations of around 400-600 m (1300-2000 ft). The cacao tree strives in fertile soil with […]

Nutrition and Diet for Pregnant Women

First of all, pregnant women should eat a balanced diet, because the mother’s diet influences a lot the development of the baby. This is why you should include proteins, fats and carbohydrates in a particular proportion to your diet. The most important are surely proteins, which play a role of the “construction materials” for the […]