.: The Search

Ads can be different worldwide. So I didn’t know this one and nothing called “Moccona” is on sell here in Italy. As a matter of fact Wikipedia says it is available in Australia, Finland, New Zealand, Russia, and Thailand. I was looking for nice melodies on youtube and I first met a cover of the original music

and my search brought me to the original one by  Elliott Wheeler

you decide which one is better. I think it’s perfect as a lullaby… like my chamomile tea. * Questa musica mi sembra perfetta come ninnananna… insieme a una bella tisana di camomilla e tiglio…


.: Sultans of swing

I already made chickpeas balls, so this is not new, but it might be new for someone, and it’s a nice recipe. Falafel is originally a north Africa dish, and I tried them during a holiday to Egypt. They were the sultans of my trip. This is an easier rendition, with eggs.


200 gr chickpeas – ceci
onion (shallot) – cipolla (scalogno)
parsley – prezzemolo
cumin – cumino
coriander – coriandolo
nutmeg – noce moscata
1 egg – 1 uovo
grated bread – pangrattato

Prepare the spices and chop the onion – preparate le spezie e tritate lo scalogno.

Chop the (precooked) chickpeas, then mix all the ingredients (some bread too), make some balls and roll them in the bread * Tritate i ceci (precotti), poi mescolate tutto (un po’ di pane va anche dentro il misto), fate delle polpettine e impanatele nel pane

Fry carefully, for they burn very quickly * Friggete con cautela perché si arrossano molto velocemente

This is one of the most beautiful songs ever written and Mark Knopfler is one of the greatest musician ever. A real Sultan of swing.

.: Ever fallen in love

Other than fries, there’s another potato-based food I’m in love with: gnocchi. The classic recipe is just oil and tomato sauce, but you can add a bit of mozzarella & oregano and make pizzaiola gnocchi

Aggiungete un po’ di mozzarella e origano al pomodoro e otterrete dei fantastici gnocchi alla pizzaiola. Ovviamente marca Maffei 😀 la mia preferita !

Buonissimi !

I’ve definitely fallen in love with gnocchetti Maffei… and with potatoes in general