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Coconut Ice Cream

My eldest daughter loves coconut flavoured treats.  She asks me to make coconut cakes, muffins, cupcakes, cookies… You name it.  And off course, coconut ice cream is one of her favourite flavours!  I am happy to oblige as I too … Continue reading

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Minestrone

Having grown up in Milan, where winters are quite cold, I have had my fair share of soups.  In fact, my mum would often make soup for dinner.  My favourite has always been Pasta e Fagioli, but she has always … Continue reading

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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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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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Kaffir Lime and Yogurt Panna Cotta

By now you know how much I love panna cotta.  To me, it’s one of the fastest, tastiest and easiest desserts to make.  I love that you can make it in advance with minimum effort and present it as a … Continue reading

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Home-made Aioli

Mmmmm aioli! I love it. It’s a condiment that gained a lot of popularity in recent years, but for the few who still don’t know what it is, aioli (also known as alioli or allioli) is basically a garlic flavoured mayonnaise … Continue reading

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Irish Coffee

As Paddy’s Day is fast approaching, I thought of sharing a classic recipe: Irish coffee.  You know I love my coffee and I generally have espresso (better yet, macchiato), but on a cold winter’s evening, I love to indulge with … Continue reading

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