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Melon, feta and dried fruit recipe – Italian Cuisine

Melon, feta and dried fruit recipe

  • 1 kg melon
  • 300 g feta
  • 150 g cucumber
  • 100 g currant
  • 30 g shelled almonds with the skin
  • 30 g shelled pecans
  • 30 g toasted hazelnuts
  • marjoram
  • salt
  • pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil

For the recipe of melon, feta and dried fruit, clean the melon and cut it into irregular pieces. Peel the cucumber and cut it into thin ribbons, preferably with a mandolin or a potato peeler. Chop the dried fruit and feta; shell the currant. Mix all the ingredients in a salad bowl and season with salt, oil and pepper. Complete with marjoram leaves.

Peppa Pig wants to fill the world with new forests of fruit trees – Italian Cuisine

In collaboration with the Treedom portal, the tender cartoon piglet aims to create new forests of fruit trees, the Peppa Pig Forest. Here's how to contribute personally with a simple "like" on social media

A signed forest Peppa Pig. No, it's not the plot of some spin-off of the most iconic preschool cartoon of the last twenty years, but an interesting initiative ready to take the big step from the small screen to the real world: the most famous pig in the world of animation has indeed joined forces with Treedom, the portal that allows you to plant trees and follow them online in their development. Objective: to create many small ones Peppa Pig Forest, and disseminate precious fruit trees around the world.

The initiative, which aims to directly finance agricultural communities, while promoting the planet's biodiversity, at least for this first phase, reaches 250 trees, between avocado, cocoa, coffee, lemon and papaya, to be planted in Kenya, Cameroon, Madagascar and Guatemala. To contribute personally to the Peppa forest, simply go to the cartoon Facebook page, OfficialPeppaPigItaly, and leave a I like it to the post dedicated to the #PeppaPigForest campaign: for every 100 likes collected between now and the end of August, a tree will be planted. By clicking on the portal Treedom in addition, the type and destination of the various fruit trees can also be chosen, suggesting a first name for them.

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The imaginary world of the little piglet and her animal friends, on the other hand, has always been somewhat attentive to the issues of environment protection. In the eighth season of the cartoon, aired in Italy since last April, several episodes related to sustainability, designed to explain to the smallest fundamental – and not simple – topics such as the importance of renewable energy, the beauty of green mobility and the whole process related to waste recycling. The Peppa Pig Forest are therefore a completely natural continuation of this mission that began on the screen: a small, but significant, step forward to safeguard life on our planet. With lots of lemons, coffee and side avocado.

Fruit tartlets – Salt & Pepper – Italian Cuisine


Total time: 2 hours and 10 minutes
15 minutes preparation
90 minutes rest time
25 minutes cooking


Ingredients for 4 people

For the custard

6 yolks
150g of granulated
30g of corn starch
10g of rice starch
400ml of fresh whole milk
100ml of fresh cream
1 vanilla bean
the zest of 1 untreated lemon

For the shortcrust pastry
300g of 00 flour
150g of soft butter
100g of sugar
1 medium egg (55g)
the zest of 1 untreated lemon
1 pinch of salt

For fruit
250g of fresh fruit

For the custard

1) After inserting the accessory whipper, in the bowl put the yolks, sugar and starches, set speed 6 for 1 minute.

2) Add the milk, cream, flavorings, salt and set speed 6, at 90 ° C, for 12 minutes.

3) Pour the cream into a clean container, cover with contact film and leave to cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

182815For the shortcrust pastry

1) Insert into the container, with the kneading blade, flour, sugar and lemon zest; set speed 8 for 2 minutes; add the egg and set speed 6 for 2 minutes.

2) Once the ball is formed, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

3) Take the dough and roll it out with a rolling pin to about 4 mm, cover the tartlet molds, pierce the bottom and cook in white in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for about 14 minutes.

4) Leave to cool on a wire rack for cakes and then stuff with the custard and the fresh fruit previously washed and dried.

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