Matcha Nama Chocolates

Matcha Nama Chocolates

  I have always liked Matcha sweets, but after going to Japan, I love them even more, especially when Matcha powder is paired with chocolate. In fact, in Japan you can find a huge variety of chocolates made with Matcha, including famous brands like Kit Kat or Pocky’s… yum! When we were in Kyoto, we…

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Rosette Cake

Rosette Cake

  I made this cake for my eldest daughter’s birthday party. As she turned 8, she wanted something a little bit more “grown up” than the usual fondant cakes. The theme of the party was “high tea”, so I though that a Rosette Cake would do the trick. This was my first Rosette cake and…

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Victoria’s 8th Birthday

Victoria’s 8th Birthday

  On the 16th my eldest daughter turned 8!!! I cannot believe it’s been 8 years already since the first time I got to hold her in my arms. She was so tiny! <3 And now she is turning into a beautiful girl. We love you so much princess and we are all very proud…

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Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate

  It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal! I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation. It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make…

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Griwech

Griwech

  Kouky from “Cuisine à 4 mains”, challenged us to make Griwech, a popular Algerian dessert that is a full flavoured delicacy that has both a melt-in-the-mouth and a crispy texture. Ohhhh this month’s Daring Cooks challenge was GOOD. As Kouky says: “Griwech is an Algerian pastry prepared with a thinly flattened dough, shaped in…

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Pumpkin Rolls

Pumpkin Rolls

Tt is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal! I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation. It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Salmon Confit with Aioli

Salmon Confit with Aioli

I must admit that I do not watch many cooking shows on TV, but I do watch MasterChef.  I don’t particularly like reality shows, but I have actually learnt a couple of things from it.  Remember when I tried my hands at making Hot Tea Smoked Salmon?  MasterChef had inspired me to give it a…

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Fragolino Liqueur

Fragolino Liqueur

Here I am, back with another recipe for home-made liqueur!  And this time it uses strawberries.  In fact, the name Fragolino comes from the Italian word fragola, which means strawberry.  This is a typical Italian recipe and many people make it at home.  As it is spring time in the Northern hemisphere and I have…

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Razzleberry Pie

Razzleberry Pie

The combination of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries plus a crumb topping makes for a scrumptious Razzleberry Pie! As you know, I am travelling at the moment, so I thought of asking some of my favourite food blogger friends to come over and share some of their amazing creations with all of you!  I told you…

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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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Espresso and Frangelico Mousse  

Espresso and Frangelico Mousse

I know I have said this before, but puddings and cream based desserts like mousse are my favourite.  I would always pick them over cake or cupcakes.  And you all know how much I love espresso… I could easily have 3 a day!!  So, this Espresso and Frangelico Mousse is just up my alley.  Frangelico…

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Delizie al Limone

Delizie al Limone

Today’s recipe comes from Naples and the Sorrentine peninsula, in the region of Campania: Delizie al Limone (Lemon Delights).  They are sponge cakes filled with a lemon cream, brushed with Limoncello syrup and covered in a lemon and whipped cream glaze.  Yes, you got that right… they are absolutely decadent.  As I have recently shared…

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Ravioli di Magro

Ravioli di Magro #SundaySupper

This week’s #SundaySupper theme is “Retro Food”.  Ah, how fun is that?  The thing is, being Italian, I have no idea what people in other countries used to cook and eat in the past… so, I had to resort to an Italian recipe.  And I went for a classic.  I must admit that this dish is…

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Thandai

Thandai

Today, Indians celebrate Holi, the festival of spring, also known as the festival of colours.  Holi signifies the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring, but for many people it’s also an opportunity to repair ruptured relationships. During this time, people play, chase and colour each other with dry powder and coloured…

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Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Oh yes, another panna cotta recipe.  I know, I know… I already have quite a few on the blog, but it is a dessert that I really love and I often make it.  Besides, it is so easy and quick to put together that it often comes in handy.  Panna cotta is a little like…

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