Authentic pesto genovese

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in cuisine or at least food on the plate | No Comments

No trofie to be found this part of the globe, but still pretty authentic. You’ll need: 60 grams of basil leaves, 1 clove of garlic, 30 grams of pine nuts, 50 grams of parmigiano reggiano, 30 grams of pecorino romano or sardo, 80 grams of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, and cold water […]

Santi, 4. Paper airplane party.

4 years ago I made a baby and he was the chubbiest sweetest thing in the world. Now he’s a big boy who still wishes he could wear nappies, who loves food and cars and pink. He’s quick to scare (Santi the cupboard!!!) and also quick to console. He loves his big brother probably more […]

Winter, so far.

These winter holidays have been lovely, and I’ve found myself enjoying each moment almost effortlessly: this is a good thing. (I credit all the exercise I’ve been having: skiing cross country and running, mostly. Moving is my antidepressant, and it has no side effects! Well maybe some sore muscles here and there but hey). I’ve […]

fixed, sorta. And cake.

(watercoloring gone awry) I have a shitload of things to do for Uni, the boys are home from preschool the whole week because of something new this year, namely Autumn holidays. Thank you very fucking much. So, I have to entertain my heirs and also to complete like 34 assignments because of course, every single […]

fish biscuits

Santi reminded me today: “Mommeeei, it’s raining. You said that when it was raining we make fish biscuits”. Well, that is true, I promised. And I had managed to avoid them for a couple of rainy days already. This was the day. Since the vegimals (go ahead, I’ll wait) are not here to help me, I decided […]

bakers helper and typecooker

**UPDATE** Here’s the new, and definitive (in case I manage to pull the prints on Friday, if not I might tweak the design further) version. Here’s a little something I made while locked up in the hospital. I digitized my typecooker sketches from typo Berlin (a monospaced-no descenders-short ascenders-slab serif-flared stems kind of thing) and […]


Ok, so I don’t blog, like, forever, and now I do it two days in a row. This morning I came home from the hospital, feeling like a million bucks. Seriously, if there’s something I do well, that is healing. It was a gorgeous day so after lunch we went to our local mountain, and […]

the summer of the steeplechase.

Olympic Steeplechase 3000. Please! That’s nothing, compared with what life threw at me this summer. But I’ve been winning, so far. (fingers crossed). Things done this summer, more or less chronologically: 1.Took the kids to the lake: 2.Took the kids on a hike, by myself, they both walked for 1 hour both ways. Heroes. 3.Made […]

Summer, so far…

*ushhhhh* I’m blowing off the dust of this blog (and emptying the shit out of my iphone as you can see)… sorry I’ve been rather busy. We had a bumpy summer start this year, my husband breaking a knee playing football on no other day than summer solstice, and all that endless fun that follows: […]

Robot cake

Let’s cut to the chase: Bake a LARGE sheet cake. I used the biggest roasting pan that I could fit in my oven. I also measured the inside of my fridge and I cut a board just as big, to keep the cake cold until serving it and I wrapped it in freezer paper. I […]