Let’s talk about praise of simplicity. As few weeks ago the season for local farmers started, for the first time this year we got a veggie basket from our favourite local farming project. We were pretty amazed by both the amount and variety of lettuce and herbs that we have received. At first we had some doubts, what to do with all these greens — lettuce, arugula, colorful chard, variation of nettles, fresh parsley and dill — and we are talking about the whole basket of it. As we got home and packed out all the crispy leaves, the choice was obvious: lettuce, just as it is, with some amazing salad dressing. That was the beginning of the search for new ideas.
And if you also sometimes like just to keep it simple, you should definitely try flavoured olive oils. It only takes a couple of minutes to prepare them at home: place the ingredients in a bottle, pour your favourite olive oil and leave in a dark and cool place for a couple of days, and voilá: the new star is born!
Our favourites are orange and rosemary, lemon and garlic and of course the spicy chilli version we can’t imagine pizza without: olio di peperoncino. Weather for pasta, pizza, salad or just freshly baked bread — you will be amazed how this detail can change the simplest dish.