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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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Linguine with Potatoes

Today’s recipe is not my own.  It’s actually my mother’s.  It is one of her favourite pasta sauces and she made it for all of us when visiting from Italy.  Usually, as a rule of thumb, Italians do not eat … Continue reading

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IMPEPATA DI COZZE – PEPPERED MUSSELS

Today I am back with a recipe for my Regional Italian dish series!  I am taking you all to Campania and Naples with a delicious and very easy to make dish: Peppered Mussels.  All you need, besides mussels, are garlic, … Continue reading

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JASMINE AND MANGO PANNA COTTA SHOOTERS

These panna cotta shooters are a very elegant and exotic dessert.  I believe they would be the perfect dessert for any New Year’s Eve dinner party.  When I smell jasmine, I am always brought back in time… you see, in … Continue reading

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