Valentina Solfrini Photos & Videos on Instagram

@valentinahortus  • Food + photos from an Italian garden. • ‘NaturallyVegetarian’ author • also on: @itsvalentinasolfrini ✒ work & collabs: hortuscuisine@gmail.com

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2 months ago

I see a blog post coming soon 👀 I had leftover oranges from my @Fred_jerbis job the past days and I immediately thought of making @valerianecchio ‘s orange #cake, which I LOVE and made multiple times (her polenta bergamot cake is also a huge hit), but then the awesome @disgrafica gave me a recipe for this orange carrot cake. It’s delicious and super easy and, although not vegan (I used 3 eggs from my chicken!), it is quite healthy with the whole flours and no butter and - technically - lots of fruit and veg. I’ll be sharing some more stunning citrus cakes in stories later (I think most of the instagram made at least one at some point). Not I’m very briefly off to Veneto, to get something veeeery special ✌🏻 (Also, i promise this is the last one of citrus for a while. I just love it too much). . . #thewayweliveinthecountry #fruitporn #naturalliving #foodstyling #stillifephotography #foodphotography #sabatinifood #oranges #citrus #dessert #baking #anatural_midwinter #bloodoranges #sevilleoranges #igersitalia #igersitaly #vegetarian #onthetable #feedfeedbaking #orangecake #carrotcake

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2 months ago

This is a #spritz , I made it as part of a something I’m creating for @fred_jerbis , and the rare times I have a drink it’s probably going to be one of these. The funny thing about this drink is its price point: in Veneto or Friuli, where spritz is at home, the most I’ve seen it cost is about 3.50 €, whereas outside these regions it usually ranges from 5 to 10 euros, and the faces people from the northwest make when talking about the price of this drink! 😂 so if you’re in #Veneto or #friuli , do try a spritz and maybe have a little snack with it! Can you get spritzes where you are? . . #fruitporn #drinks #drinkphotography #cocktail #aperitivo #stillifephotography #foodstyling #naturalliving #sabatinifood #pour #actionshot #bloodorange #citrus #thisisitaly #igersitalia #igersitaly #italianfood #italianfoodporn

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2 months ago

I know it is still cold, but I can’t help associating February to oranges, and to the first time I saw them in Rome last year and the trees were heavy with them, and to the time when blood oranges are to be found at the market. And I know it’s still cold, but I found these 1 euro blossoms and I wanted to see them amongst the citrus of February, to remind me that March is around the corner, and so is spring, and so is nature awakening. . . #thefeedfeed #jj_lifestyle #oranges #foodphotography #sabatinifood #winterstories #anatural_midwinter #thewayweliveinthecountry #naturalliving #fruitporn #stillifephotography #foodstyling

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3 months ago

Happy new year, everyone! I have nothing special to say - I suck at wishing well for holidays. But for the first year in a while, I can say that if I could re-live 2018 I sure as heck would. I have SO much to be thankful for. Thanks to you all who made this year amazing and all of you following my work! I can’t wait to get back to photographing heaps of vegetables- these holidays are wearing me out. This behemoth is our end-of-dinner stuffed #panettone. There’s candles on top because it’s my Kim’s birthday and it’s @thefreakytable ‘s birthday today!! See you in the new year folks, have a wonderful night! I’ll go and *try* to do my nails before the big dinner. . . #dessert #newyearseve #cakesofinstagram #tablesituation #livethelittlethings #foodphotography #foodporn #lifeandthyme #awakethelight #naturalliving #beautifulcuisines at Gradara

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3 months ago

I just really like this shot ✨ That I’m the side is pecorino aged in the remainders of grapes used for making wine, and it’s made with vegetarian rennet. I used it to finish the champagne (or Prosecco) risotto for @millesima , a French/Italian online wine shop (the French and Italians call each other cousins, after all). . . #tablesituation #livethelittlethings #ad #christmas #igersmarche #candlelight #igersitalia #italianfood #naturalliving #igersitaly #foodphotography #food52 #thisisitaly #vegetarian #vegetarianholidays #truffle #marche #thewayweliveinthecountry #jj_lifestyle #thelifestylecollective #millesima at Gradara

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3 months ago

I don’t know why but there’s something that feels French about this photo. Maybe because Italy is more about rough wood, and marble is so Paris. Or maybe the fact that this risotto can feel Italian if made with Prosecco and French if made with champagne. And also the fact that Christmas time has a sort of warmth that reminds me of French cities that I always visited in the winter, mixed with the beach walks after Christmas lunches, when the house smells like mushrooms and roasts and the beach smells crisp and saline. This photo kinda feels like The idea I have of Christmas time - mine is still very soft, filled with dim lights and Northern Europe vibes, low volume classical music or opera, and much less noise than the idea of Christmas evokes. I’d love to be able to decorate more. Maybe next year. In the meantime, you can find this recipe on the blog! What does Christmas feel / sound like to you? . . #thewayweliveinthecountry #millesima #food52 #thelifestylecollective #foodphotography #foodstyling #sabatinifood #christmas #risotto #candlelight #livethelittlethings #ilmioritmolento #italianfood #onthetable #tablesituation #naturalliving #beautifulcuisines #simplepleasure #slowlived #vegetarianrecipes #vegetarianfood #igersitaly #igersitalia #igersmarche

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3 months ago

I have a new recipe for you! A champagne & truffle risotto made in partnership with @millesima , a wonderful online shops for luxury wines. Find the link to the blog post on the stories! Wishing you all wonderful holidays. I hope you start the year feeling as grateful as I do. . . #ad #foodphotography #chiaroscurophotography #risotto #champagne #millesima #christmas #holidays #igersitaly #igersitalia #italianfood #food52 #thewayweliveinthecountry #buzzfeedfood #vegetarian #cornersofmyworld #stillswithstories #thelifestylecollective #esercizidibellezza #esercizidilentezza #sabatinifood

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3 months ago

These jars enclose the story of how I made #chestnut #chocolate jam as part of a series of Christmas edible gifts, and also of how I made this specifically for a friend and forgot to give it to him twice. Oh well. Thinking of more edible gifts here: surely a homemade liquor, and surely skipping cookies - there’s plenty of them on the internet already. Are you making any edible gifts? . . #thewayweliveinthecountry #f52grams #ediblegifts #ediblechristmasgifts #onthetable #lifeandthyme #beautifulcuisines #esercizidibellezza #naturalliving #vegan #veganfoodshare #igersitaly #igersitalia #foodphotography #foodphotographyandstyling #stillswithstories #simplepleasure #christmas🎄

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4 months ago

Breaking down recipes that can be done with the groceries I showed yesterday, and this is one of my staples: a simple veggie soup with barley and lentils. Showing how it’s done in stories! It’s the stupidest thing to put together and I make a big batch of it once a week. As I have more work and stuff to do, I find myself wanting to be efficient more than anything else, or I end up eating only plain sesame udon or avocado toast (and not that I complain about that). Check stories for more! 🏃🏼‍♀️ . . #thewayweliveinthecountry #foodphotography #cornersofmyworld #beautifulcuisines #thelifestylecollective #foodstyling #vegetarian #whatveganseat #weeklymenu #mealplanning #mealplan #healthyeating #healthyeatingideas #tablesituation #soup #onthetable #frommygarden #buzzfeedfood #huffposttaste #f52grams

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4 months ago

My groceries for the week - 10 euros total. There were also 3 broccoli and one kaki that were eaten, and also I pictured onions that I always have on hand. On stories you can find some behind-the-scenes of the making and editing of this image, while I’m about to write a little breakdown of the several recipes I make throughout the week with this, usually paired with whole grains or protein. I’ll be typing it up on Facebook as well! What would you do with this bunch of lovely stuff? ✨ . . #stilllife #stilllifephotography #naturamorta #dietroadognifotounastoria #tablesituation #onthetable #lifeandthyme #f52grams #buzzfeedfood #nestandflourish #thelifestylecollective #faidellordinariounapoesia #cornersofmyworld #thewayweliveinthecountry #beautifulcuisines #foodphotography #foodstyling #sabatinifood

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4 months ago

There’s a new post up on the blog with a few feelings left from the @barilla #pastaworldchampionship event, along with a recipe for a ‘vegetarian carbonara’ that is also in my book #naturallyvegetarian (don’t ever tell anyone I called it carbonara). This is a photo of tomato pasta I made during our workshop with @moodsnfood , because I posted all the photos I had of the recipe of the post and because when it comes to pasta this is my absolute favorite, and it’s another recipe that’s in my book. I’ll be posting in stories the link to the post and to a selection of pasta recipes that are good for fall/winter! Any favorite pasta combos? Weird ones highly welcome - or, even better, tell me the freakiest pasta combos you’ve ever tried! . . #pasta #italianfood #thisisitaly #onthetable #igersitaly #igersitalia #tablesituation #foodphotography #foodstyling #f52grams #huffposttaste #stillswithstories #faidellordinariounapoesia #naturalliving #lifeandthyme #tomatospaghetti

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4 months ago

Pumpkin soup weather! Except it was 20 Celsius outside today. And I’m not complaining about it. 🤷‍♀️ is fall in full swing wherever you are? Find this on the blog archives! But it’s the stupidest recipe really: pumpkin, leek, potato, sage, olive oil, S&P, cook, blend. Garnish with (plant) yogurt, seeds, olive oil. —— Da voi è autunno? Perché qui non tanto. Arriveremo a Natale senza passare dal maglione 🙆‍♀️ . . #pumpkinsoup #veganfood #healthy #soup #fallfood #igersitaly #igersitalia #onthetable #foodphotography #food52 #stillswithstories #thewayweliveinthecountry #naturallyvegetarian #veganfoodporn #buzzfeedfood #naturalliving #countrysideliving

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