Another Italian favourite

Is this blog becoming too Italian? Let me know if you think it is. Because here is another traditional Italian recipe that even looks Italian, what with the colours and everything.

And it’s so simple that one photo is more than enough.

07:19 Pasta. Choose one that will be good also when it becomes lukewarm. Farfalle, fusilli or these odd-looking “foglie di ulivo agli spinaci” that I found in an international supermarket recently. Cook the pasta al dente, strain it and then toss it with the following ingredients. It can also be prepared beforehand and served cold, as pasta salad, but I prefer it warm. Mozzarella. Nearly any mozzarella will do for this dish. If you use mozzarella di bufala it’ll make everything more watery. If you use a mozzarella substitute you’ll taste the difference (i.e. it won’t be as good). Use a normal, relatively cheap cow’s milk mozzarella. Tomatoes. I used datterini because I love them. Cherry tomatoes are also good. If you use a larger variety, make sure you remove the seeds – if you don’t the whole thing might turn into a watery mess. Basil. Fresh. Shredded. Garlic. I leave a sliced piece of garlic in with the chopped tomatoes for at least half an hour. It will give the sauce its taste but you won’t have to eat it like if you had used chopped garlic or garlic powder. When the pasta’s ready, you can either remove the garlic from the sauce or leave it in and be careful not to eat it! Salt. Pepper. Olive oil.

Well, I’m adding another photo. It’s too pretty not to!



About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.


  1. You can’t get too Italian when talking about food! 🙂


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