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Inspired by Polly with her post "Some things are better in black and white" I wondered that this is valid for pictures too. For this very reason I looked for some b&w shoots in my archives for today's post. Thanks Polly :)


"Fil Rouge"

This is an “ongoing” project....
It started with a small exposition in a nice bookshop;
now I decided to work again on it adding some new red pictures.
In the meantime... here comes a preview for you.

I’ll keep you informed about it !


Dilemma 1

What is driving you through everyday choices ?


...or creativity?


Travel's chronicles: Lucca

Lucca is a marvellous small city in Tuscany. During Christmas holidays we went there for a quick tour and we re-discovered its beauties!
Here follows the fotostory of that special day.

A special place for this original Christmas Tree made of coloured glass tubes!!

Let's cook!!

Here a funny and tasting recipe!! Those are miniquiche, little cakes stuffed with Tyrol smoked ham and radicchio salad.
In a bowl whip 2 eggs with cream (125ml), salt, pepper, nutmeg and grated Parmigiano cheese (a rich portion, about 20-25gr). In a non-stick frying pan brown a chopped onion with a little olive oil, then add in the radicchio cut into little strips then cook gently for about 10 minutes. Add in salt. Cover 4 little jam tart moulds with flaky pastry cut into circles of 12-13cm diameter (I buy the pastry into rolls; with one roll I do 4 cakes). If the mould are not non-stick cover them with oven paper.
Put on the flaky pastry little slices of Tyrol smoked ham, till you cover the bottom, put on the ham 2 table spoons of radicchio e cover all with the cream you have prepared before.
Put the moulds into hot oven (200-220°C) for 15-20 minutes. Serve them lukewarm.

... so difficult to translate recipes... if you find something completely wrong, in terms or idiom, please let me know! I try to put here the recipes I've in the italian blog; it takes me a little time and a little patience from you :)

Thank you.


Things I like most...

I often think about the sea,
at least once a day

... I feel good


Once upon a time the "soma d'aj"!

A few days ago I was looking at food photographer blogs and my 9 years old son appeared and stayed a while with me looking pictures. Suddenly he asked: "... but did he shoot the "soma d'aj"?... and disappeared..

Well... "soma d'aj" is a tipical piedmontese bruschetta. To prepare il you will take some bread...

...and rub a garlic clove on top.

Then you can slice it...

and garnish with some olive oil.

This is the simple traditional recipe, but many other versions came up during the years: with tomato, lard and other ingredients. My son's favourite one is with gorgonzola cheese!

Any other creative choice will surely be a success and the long story of "soma d'aj" will have a new chapter!

Try it as an appetizer with a good Barbera wine.
Buon appetito!!!

For foreign friends...

As I like to meet people from all over the world I opened an english version of my italian blog "Cronache Minime". In this way I can share my own world, my passions, my photographs and my recipes with anyone who doesn't speak my language.

And, at least, I can improve my (poor) english!!!

For all these reasons all your comments, critiques and suggestions are welcome :)

Enjoy yourself!