The fresh tomato pulp is ideal for dressing pasta, entrees and bruschettas. Its fast and taste summer. You can prepare it a day or two before, in order to speed up the preparation of the main course. I also use it on bruschettas, with olives, capers and some finely chopped fresh onion.
Roasted cherry tomatoes in olive oil are both excellent for pasta, risotto, salads, and also to eat during an aperitif, with olives, cured meats, and cheese. They can be flavored with many herbs and scents: here, I have prepared some with fresh oregano and some others with garlic, capers, and parsley. Try to make them; the taste of these roasted tomatoes after a few weeks stored in the dark is so yummy!
Today I’d like to propose a family dessert. A crunchy lemon flavored semifreddo prepared by my mother, who in turn received the recipe from a dear friend (thanks Anna for having started all of this!). I enjoy these stories because at each step something is modified, and in the end, the recipe takes on a life of its own. You can serve it as a “tile” directly from the loaf pan, or measure doses with an ice cream spoon, adding additional crumbled meringues at the end.
Meringues are the foundation of many desserts (at my house in Bologna, we call them “spumini”). They are excellent when crumbled for stuffing ice cream cakes or whole, used as a decoration. They are also delicious eaten alone, perhaps covered with melted chocolate or flavored with coffee. They are simple to prepare, but you must arm yourself with patience and be sure to perform some fundamental steps: let’s see the recipe together!