Torta Pasqualina Umbra

Torta Pasqualina Umbra

Today I’d like to share with you a traditional Easter recipe from the Italian region of Umbria.  Umbria is famous around the world for its hilly landscapes and old towns, such as Assisi and Orvieto to name just two.  It is a wonderful area of Italy and besides being beautiful, it also boasts delicious hearty…

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Pizza Sticks

PIZZA STICKS

These are addictive!  They taste like pizza snacks… I have bought some of the ready made pizza snacks here in Sydney and I must admit that these sticks are even better and, being home-made, you know what you are eating.  They are as easy to make as cookies and I am sure that if you…

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Pizza flavoured Savoury Pastries

PIZZA FLAVOURED SAVOURY PASTRIES

Italian birthday parties always have some sort of savoury pastries in the menu.  I remember my mum buying a huge tray filled with all sorts of what we call “rustici” (small puff pastry parcels filled with different goodies) at our local bakery.  I have always had more of a savoury tooth rather than a sweet…

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Prosciutto, Rocket and Grana Cheese Pizza

PROSCIUTTO, ROCKET AND GRANA CHEESE PIZZA

My husband adores pizza… so, to please him (and the kids!), I usually make pizza on Sunday evening.  Home made pizza can be quite healthy, depending on the toppings you use and it is quite common in Italian houses to make pizza once a week.  While my husband enjoys his pizza with salami, I like…

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MEAT FILLED APULIAN PANZEROTTI

I cannot believe it’s Carnevale time already! Didn’t we celebrate Christmas just the other day??  Anyhow, today’s recipe had to be related to this amazing festivity, which also happens to be the one I like the most.  I soooo miss Carnevale… back in Italy we all dress up in masks and go around playing tricks and having…

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PIZZA FLAVOURED PIGGY BUNS

I saw these piggy shaped buns on Pinterest and I could not get them out of my mind!  They look too cute!  As the theme of my youngest daughter’s birthday party was Peppa Pig, I thought it would be a good time for me to try and make them!  I had so much fun and…

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PIZZETTE

Today I am going to share with you another piece of my childhood.  I don’t remember ever attending a birthday party as a child where there was no focaccia and/or pizzette as part of the buffet.  Usually you can buy these little pizze (pizzette actually means “little pizze”) at any bakery and kids love them. …

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PORCINI, SPECK AND POTATO SAVOURY PIE

Today’s recipe is great in every season.  The ingredients are perfect for the cooler months, but the fact that you can eat it cold (or at room temperature), makes it perfect for the warmer months too.  I actually love to take this to picnics and barbecues when the season is right, but it is also…

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Mushroom and Asiago Calzoni

MUSHROOM AND ASIAGO CALZONI

The other day I had some Asiago cheese left in the fridge and while trying to figure out what to do with it, I stumbled upon this recipe.  I also happened to have all the other ingredients, so I thought of trying it out for dinner.  It was really tasty!  I loved the contrasting flavours…

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Cabbuci

CABBUCI

If you are a regular reader, you will know that I have spent almost every summer holiday in Sicily up until I moved to Australia.  I used to stay at a place called San Vito lo Capo, the same place where the Couscous Fest takes place.  It is a beautiful little village with one of…

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NUTELLA PIZZA

Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso have declared February 5th “World Nutella Day 2012″ – “a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella”. Yay!  What a FANTASTIC day!  I know… nowadays Nutella is famous all over the world.  And that is awesome as so many people…

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Superbowl - Footy Night

SUPER BOWL OR FOOTY NIGHT SUGGESTIONS

I must admit I am no football lover.  In fact, the only football I like is soccer… I am Italian after all.  After reading quite a bit about the upcoming Super Bowl though, I started thinking that the most fun part about the event would be watching it with friends and family while sharing some…

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FOODBUZZ 24X24: SICILIAN STREET FOOD NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

The majority of you know that, even though I now live in Australia, I was born in Milan – Italy, by Sicilian parents and even though I was brought up in one of the most glamorous and fashionable cities of the world, I have always been attracted to the simple yet amazingly delicious food that…

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RED ONION TARTE TATIN

This recipe was one of the first recipes that I had decided to try out when I bought the recipe book in which it was published.  And then, for one reason or another, I never got around to making it.  The other day I was looking for another recipe and I saw this one.  I…

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FOCACCIA CON LE OLIVE

In Italy you can find all kinds of focaccia and after finding the perfect recipe for plain focaccia, I decided it was time to start jazzing it up a little.  I made focaccia con le olive for Victoria’s birthday as it is very common to find it at birthday parties in Italy and also because…

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VICTORIA’S 4TH BIRTHDAY

As many of you know, these last few days have been quite hectic for me as I have been organising my eldest daughter’s birthday.  Victoria turned 4 on July 16th and we had a nice and quite family day.  We hid her birthday presents and she had fun finding them and opening them.  She loved…

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