Sunday, July 31, 2011

Trip to Brescia, Italy - part 2

It is worth a second visit, on a sunny day: castle on a hill top, roman ruins, medieval churches and palaces - it has a little bit of everything.

Trip to Brescia, Italy - part 1

We were there on a rainy day. Still, we found it charming and pleasant.

Some of the buildings were a little bit shabby, but that did not ruin the overall impression.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Green beans with beef - recipe (including photos)

  • 500 grams of beef
  • 800 grams of green beans
  • 250 milliliters of tomato juice
  • 200 milliliters of water
  • 200 grams of celery
  • 30 milliliters of red wine
  • 3 green onions
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 bell pepper
  • laurel
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic

Fry the chopped green onions, the celery, the carrot and the bell pepper for 10-15 minutes at slow fire.

Add the meat and water and boil for 1 hour at slow fire.

Add the green beans and the tomatoes juice mixed with 30 milliliters of red wine.

Boil for another 30 minutes at slow fire.

Add the garlic after you turned off the fire and let it covered for 20 minutes.

Bon Appetit!

Trip to Bergamo, Italy - part 3

The local culinary particularity is the use of polenta: from starters, to pizza and main courses and even for desserts.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Trip to Bergamo, Italy - part 2

The city is now on the tentative list for the UNESCO World Heritage sites.


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