This is a healthy and tasty granola. The addition of two table spoons of Ancino Verde extra virgin olive oil packs it with good Vitamin E and antioxidants. A great way of starting the day!


300 gr rolled oats

150 gr mixed seeds (e.g. sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, linseed, chia), coarsely chopp...

A delicious carrot and extra virgin olive oil cake for a cozy afternoon tea with friends.

Serves: 6-8

150 ml extra virgin olive oil Ancino Verde

3 eggs

350 gr (caster) sugar

175 gr plain flour

350 gr carrots (grated)

90 gr pecan nuts (chopped) - or alternatively walnuts or hazelnuts 

1 and 1/2 teaspoon grou...

Beans and red onion salad with a tasty pungent vinaigrette. Perfect for a healthy and light lunch.

This is a fresh and flavorsome recipe ideal for a sunny summer picnic.

Serves 4-6

For the salad:

200 gr dried black eyed beans, soaked in water overnight

200 gr green/French beans, trimmed

1 red onion peeled...

This is a lovely dish to make when the aspargus are in season. The delicate flavour of fresh asparagus goes very well with eggs and pasta.

Serves 4-5

400 gr asparagus (in season)

5 tbs extra virgin olive oil Ancino Oro

2 garlic heads crushed

3 hardboiled eggs

3tbs Parmigiano Reggiano

First clean the aspar...

This is a very tasty cake made by our friend Katia Mastropietro.

Few and genuine ingredients to prepare a very simple and lovely cake. Perfect for a breakfast,  a snack or a dessert. It reminds Katia's of her childhood's Sunday breakfast, when her mother prepared it for her and her sisters.

Serves 8-1...

This is a typical pasta dish from the south of Italy. It has just a few ingredients such as fresh cime di rapa, garlic, dried chili and intense fruity extra virgin olive oil that when combine together make this dish a flavorsome one. If you cannot find cime di rapa (turnip tops) you can also use (sp...

This is a lovely cake recipie. A very fresh lemon taste nice to combine with a good cup of tea. An ideal recipie also for those people that are intollerant to gluten.

Serves 8-10

250gr caster sugar

250gr ground almonds

150gr polenta (cornmeal gritt)

3 organic eggs

1tsp baking powder

1 unwaxed lemon (juice...

This is a very nice and flavoursome recipe that reminds me of summer holidays in Lipari (Aeolian Island) and my mother preparing this tasty pasta using our home-grown aubergines.

Serves 4-6

2 medium aubergines, diced (use either the round and light purple aubergines or the long and dark purple ones)


This is a comfy soup that I enjoy after a long day at work or on a Sunday evening with a good glass of red wine, some toasted bread and cheese.  

Serves 4

4 large leeks, trimmed and outer layer discarded  

1 medium sized onion, peeled roughly chopped

2 medium potatoes, peeled and dic...

This is a simple and fresh recipe ideal during warm spring or summer days. A combination of fresh cherry tomatoes, grilled courgettes, roasted pine nuts, origano, and of course a good dollop of our Ancino Verde extra virgin olive oil.


400g pasta (e.g. spahetti or linguine)

250g cherry tomato...

My mother, Ornella, started her cookery book Guida Golosa with the phrase "Finalmente ho fatto un po' d'ordine" - which translated sound something like "Finally, I've tidied a few things up". Today, I also finally managed to sit down, organise some of my food recipes, and create this space.


What my...

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