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Gnocchi alla Romana

This month, the Daring Cooks challenged us to think inside the box – the icebox, that is! Audax taught us some really cool tips and tricks for stocking our freezers with prepare-ahead meals that can keep our taste buds satisfied even during … Continue reading

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Cucumber Sandwiches

The first time I had Cucumber Sandwiches, they were served as part of a high tea I attended with friends.  To me, the idea of having savoury treats along with tea sounded quite weird.  You see, Italians only have sweets … Continue reading

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Home-made Puff Pastry

I am very excited about today’s recipe, as I will be showing you how to make puff pastry from scratch!  For a while I have been debating whether or not to publish it on a separate post or just add … Continue reading

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Radicchio and Gorgonzola Tortelloni with Butter and Walnuts #SundaySupper

Happy Sunday everyone!  Always more people are looking for meatless meal ideas, especially during Lent, so the fantastic people of Sunday Supper have come up with yet another great event: a fabulous Sunday Supper without meat! I must admit that while … Continue reading

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PAIN AUX RAISINS

Remember that a few months ago I shared with you the recipe of how to make the perfect French Croissants?  Well, today I am back with another French breakfast classic: Pain aux Raisins.  During my frequent Parisian visits as a … Continue reading

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CROISSANTS

In a “celebration” of past Daring Cooks and Daring Bakers challenges, Lisa challenged all of us to search through the Daring Kitchen archives and pick any one we’d like! The REAL challenge was picking which delicious recipe(s) to try! I … Continue reading

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CABBAGE AND TALEGGIO CRESPELLE

The weather is getting warmer in Sydney, though I always find it hard to think of September/October as “spring”.  To me it’s still autumn, back to school season and the time during which to enjoy mushrooms, cabbage and pumpkin!  I … Continue reading

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RISO AL SALTO

Today I want to share with you a traditional recipe from the city of Milano in Lombardy, where I was born.  It is actually such an easy dish to make that even calling this a “recipe” may sound a bit … Continue reading

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