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Yolk recipe in the carrot nest – Italian Cuisine


  • 600 g carrots
  • 230 g rectangular puff pastry
  • 100 g smoked provola
  • 50 g milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Grana Padano Dop
  • grains of hazelnuts or pistachios
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt

For the recipe of the yolk in the nest of carrots, peel the carrots, cut them into thin strips for the long: use the potato peeler or the mandolin; scald them for a minute in plenty of boiling salted water, cool them in water and ice, then dry them on kitchen paper
and season with a little oil. Cover a baking sheet with baking paper, lay the puff pastry, cover with another sheet of baking paper, place a weight on it and bake at 200 ° C for 12-13 minutes; take out the dough and cut out 2 discs (diameter 14 cm) with the help of a pastry cutter. Place the disks in the plates and place a smaller cutters (diameter 12 cm) on the inside with a strip of baking paper. Make the carrot strips adhere along the inner edge of the cutter, creating a series of concentric layers to form a nest. Repeat the operation on the second plate.
Cut the smoked provola into small pieces and melt it in a saucepan with milk for about 5 minutes, until you get a thick cream. Pour the cream into the carrot nests, then place the raw egg yolks on top. Complete with a sprinkling of grated parmesan, a little grain of hazelnuts or pistachios and chopped fresh herbs, to taste.

Roast pork recipe with ginger carrot puree – Italian Cuisine


  • 900 g pork belly
  • 600 g carrots
  • 2 Golden apples
  • a clove of garlic
  • grated fresh ginger
  • rosemary
  • laurel
  • Juniper berries
  • dry white wine
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt

For the recipe of roast pork with mashed carrots with ginger, marinate for a hour and 30 minutes the cup with 2 amonds of rosemary, the clove of garlic crushed with peel, 3-4 tablespoons of oil, some berries of juniper, a few bay leaves and salt. Put it on then
with the marinade at 180 ° C for 40 minutes; add half a glass of white wine and continue cooking for another 30 minutes.
For the carrot puree: peel the carrots, cut them into thin slices and cook them in a saucepan with a drizzle of oil for 3 minutes; wipe them with half a glass of wine, stir and continue
cooking for another 12-13 minutes, then add a ladle of water, add salt and cook for 20 minutes with the covered saucepan. Finally, add a tablespoon of ginger and blend everything. Cut the apples into very thin slices, spread them on a plate lined with baking paper and cook at 160 ° C in ventilated mode for 25 minutes. Cut the cup into slices, sprinkle with its cooking liquid and accompany it with the carrot puree and the baked apples.

Toddler lunch

Kitty will eat perhaps a third of this

I have recently noticed an unusually high number of women confiding in me that their toddler hardly eats anything. “He’s only eaten two of those Organix carrot stick thingies today,” said one on Twitter. “And I bet he won’t eat anything else for the rest of the day.” Others fret about fruit and vegetables. “How,” they whisper, “do you get Kitty to eat vegetables?”

Answer: I DON’T. I read, earlier this year, a book that changed my attitude towards Kitty’s diet and therefore my whole life, as I was so neurotic and anxious about what she ate. The book was called My Child Won’t Eat! by a Spanish nutritionist called Carlos Gonzalez and it is the most brilliant book on childcare I have ever read. And as you can imagine, I’ve read a lot.

He basically says this:

1 It doesn’t matter how much your child eats. Your child is not small and spindly because it doesn’t eat, it doesn’t eat because it is a small and spindly child. You cannot, he says, turn a chihuahua into an Alsatian by making it eat a lot.

2 Your child will naturally, as long as he is given a range of food to choose from, balance his own diet. It might seem like the child eats no fruit or veg, but even a little lick of broccoli here, a nibbled end of carrot there, a tiny bit of apple somewhere else, will fulfill his nutritional needs. The important thing is that fruit and veg are offered, not that they are always finished.

Small children, says Gonzalez, have tiny tummies so they go for very calorific, high energy foods – cake, sweeties, chips, toast, crisps etc; fruit and veg are all very well but they are mostly water and fibre, useless is large quantities to the small stomach.

Children in deprived areas, (like in the Third World), will become malnourished faster than adults because they cannot physically fit enough of the sort of food that is available (vegetation, berries) in their tummies in order to draw out the relevant nutrients and calories.

3 You are very unlikely to be able to cajole, bribe or force your child to eat more than it wants to, to the extent that you will alter the child’s food intake in any significant way.

So, he says, don’t bother. You will only upset yourself and the child.

Put the food in front of the child, let the child/children get on with it for a reasonable amount of time and say nothing about uneaten food. Never try to get more food in than they want. No “here comes the airplane” or “you have to eat this or no pudding” or anything.

“Hurrah!” I screamed, after finishing the book. I threw it over my shoulder, rubbed my hands together and vowed from that day forth not to give a shit about how much Kitty eats.

She gets food, three times a day, with snacks. She gets carbohydrate and fruit and vegetables. But I do not care – DO NOT CARE – how much she eats. I cannot begin to tell you what a release it has been.

And, further, I have now banned any cooking at lunchtimes. She gets a cold lunch every day and she loves it. She has

1 carbohydrate – crackers, bread and butter
1 sort of cheese – chedder, Jarg, Dairylea, mini baby bell, whatever’s floating about
1 veg – carrot sticks, cucumber, baby tomatoes or a bit of sweet pepper
1 dollop of hummous if we’ve got some
1 protein – some leftover chicken, or ham, or a mini pork pie

Then she has some fruit and a biscuit.

And I can’t tell you how great it is not to have to cook or fucking wash up pots and pans at lunchtime as well as dinner time. And there isn’t a big hot lunch stink about the house AND if she’s not in the mood to eat much, you can usually put back the uneaten stuff rather than throw an entire fish-pie-and-rice concoction in the bin.

I feel like women must have felt when they first started doling out the Pill – liberated. I feel, in fact, as relieved as when I confessed to Kitty’s paediatrician Dr Mike, (when Kitty had a fever of 104 for three days), that I was worried that she would get brain damage and he said: “When was the last time you heard of someone getting brain damage from a fever?” And I said “Err,” and he said “Unless you put her, with her temperature of 104, in a sauna, she isn’t going to get brain damage.” And I said “Ok,” and have ceased to worry about fevers, too.

One can wind oneself up terribly about the strangest things, when there are so many better things to get your knickers in a twist over. Like steaming!! I have had the most terrific feedback on my miracle cure and have already this morning dispensed two separate specific steaming instruction miracle cures.

I can die happy.