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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Finally a pasta dish again! I cannot believe I haven’t published a recipe for pasta in a while!  When we were living in Italy, we used to eat pasta once a day… almost every day.  Yep, that’s the way Italians … Continue reading

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Poire Belle Helene

Today’s recipe is a dessert: Poire belle Hélène is a beautiful looking treat made up of vanilla poached pears, served with a warm chocolate sauce, whipped cream (or vanilla ice cream) and toasted almonds.  Need I say more?  I personally … Continue reading

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Mushroom Sofficini

If you follow this blog, you will be already familiar with sofficini, as I have published a Ham and Cheese Sofficini recipe a while ago.  For all the others who still do not know them, sofficini are delicious pockets of crunchy … Continue reading

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Guinness Braised Lamb Shanks

It’s been quite cold lately here in Sydney and we have had our share of rainy days too.  It truly feels like winter.  I am not complaining, it usually doesn’t last long and I know I will miss this weather … Continue reading

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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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Yakitori

Lately I have been on a  bit of a Japanese food bender.  I am discovering more and more dishes, and the more I discover, the more I love Japanese cuisine!  There’s so much more than sushi (which I love too!).  … Continue reading

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Bibimbap

The July Daring Cooks‘ Challenge took us to Korea, where Renata of Testado, Provado & Aprovado taught us to make bibimbap. This colorful rice dish can be customized to meet any taste, and is as much fun to eat as it … Continue reading

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Chicken Involtini with Prosciutto and Fontina

Chicken is definitely the kind of meat we eat the most.  My children like it more than any other meat and even though I have always preferred beef, I now enjoy it too.  Being that we eat chicken often, I … Continue reading

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