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Green! Pasta with pea pesto and crunchy bacon

I often create recipes based on the dominant color of an ingredient. Some time ago, for example, starting from the deep golden yellow of the corn flour I made one of my favorite desserts, a corn cake with limoncello, and since then I have repeated it in more than a special occasion. This time the main theme is green.

The peas are green, just shelled, they are crisp and sweet and make that fun sound when they fall into the bowl, just like gentle and muffled rain.

The table setting is green, green from the heavy glass to the small bowls to serve individually crispy bacon and goat cheese to match the pea pesto. The result is a fresh and carefree table, where everyone is welcomed and doesn’t panic if the tablecloth gets stained with the pesto, everything is nothing but green!

The green, in all its nuances, has always been my favourite colour: the tender green of the spring new grass, the deep green of the Northern Europe forests, full of stories and legends, the emerald green of the tropical seas and the acid green of my favourite t-shirt as a child.

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Whoopsie daisy! I was so happy when I discovered I won the last Hay Hay it’s Donna Day event hosted by Mardi with my Strawberry Cheesecake pots! Since I truly admire Donna Hay and her simple and essential recipes, I’m really proud to be the hostess of the next HHDD event. My task is to choose a recipe, invite you all to recreate the chosen recipe and send them in to my by the end of the month. I will post a roundup on Monday the 5th of July and ask all the readers to vote on which interpretation they like best announcing a winner (and the next host/ess) on July 15th.

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Life has a different taste when you get home from work and there is still sun, light and a few hours to play a bit in the kitchen and with your camera. It ‘s like entering another dimension and another life, made of genuine products, slow cooked soups, countryside walks and precious moments of reflection, soft talks with your sister while you’re shredding vegetables. You can smell wet grass, the  shadows lengthen and the pot mutters releasing all its fragrances.

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