Entries by Elena and Alfredo


The eggplant, aubergine or brinjal were brought to Europe from Eastern India. This vegetable have become known to the Western world in the 8th-9th century. The aubergine is a perennial plant of the nightshades family. There exist several varieties of the eggplant. Buying eggplants, you should give preference to young eggplants with a thin peel, […]

Sauce Adjika

Adjika is a sour-sweet sauce with sweet peppers. You can prepare an excellent flavored sauce with bright red vegetables. It lets you use less salt for the food preparation, which is good for hypertensive patients. It is very important, that this sauce can be eaten fresh and without losing any useful properties of the ingredients. […]


Basil is a tropic spice aromatic plant, which is said to originate in South Asia. It was brought to Europe in the 16th century. Its fragrant smell attracted attention of Europeans and gained their affection. Basil was reputed a spice worthy of kings’ attention. This plant has either green or violet leaves. Basil essential oil […]

Pizza Margherita

This pizza was first prepared in this variant (with Mozzarella) for Italian queen Margherita at the close of the 19th century. Just an amazing flavor is brought about by basil and oregano, Mozzarella gives a fantastically delicate taste. Pizza Margherita is simple, fast to prepare and healthy. Enjoy this dainty dish too! Ingredients for the […]

Pasta with Mussels

This is an excellent Italian dish, which will gladden you and your friends with a cultivated taste. Mussels are mollusks which live in shallow pure sea water. The meat of mussels is delicate and low-calorie, it is rich in proteins, phosphorus, iron and vitamins, that is why mussels are perfect for dieting and for people […]