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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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ROSE DEL DESERTO – DESERT ROSES

Today I want to share with you a recipe that my mum learnt from one of her friends years ago and that has become a family favourite.  We call these cookies “Rose del deserto” or Desert Roses as they resemble … Continue reading

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CHILLED YOGURT CAKE WITH BLUEBERRY COMPOTE

Today’s dessert is a cold treat and it is one that is actually not too bad for you as it is made (mainly) with natural yogurt.  Back in Italy there is a famous pre mixed version of this that is … Continue reading

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COUSCOUS, OLIVE AND ORANGE SALAD

Ohhh I love couscous and I make it in all kinds of ways.  My all time favourite is my mum’s (and grandma’s) traditional Fish Couscous, but I also make the pre cooked version and serve it as a side dish.  … Continue reading

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NUTELLA TARTS

I love leftovers.  I really do.  What I love the most about them is the possibility to create something completely new out of something old.  It is a bit like giving a second chance or a new life to something … Continue reading

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