Seeded Cranberry Crunch Granola Bars

Seeded Cranberry Crunch Granola Bars

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Oh yes, another panna cotta recipe.  I know, I know… I already have quite a few on the blog, but it is a dessert that I really love and I often make it.  Besides, it is so easy and quick to put together that it often comes in handy.  Panna cotta is a little like…

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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Carciofi in Pinzimonio

Carciofi in Pinzimonio

I grew up in a family of artichoke lovers.  Every week, in winter, my parents would buy plenty of artichokes at the local market and we would eat them in all sorts of ways.  I have already shared a few recipes and ideas on what to do with this delicious vegetable, and today I am…

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Brutti ma Buoni

Brutti ma Buoni

It’s been a while since I have posted one of my Regional Italian recipes, so I think it’s time to publish one.  This is a recipe that is very dear to me, as it is one that we would often make at home when we had some egg whites left over from other recipes.  It…

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Pomegranate Risotto

Pomegranate Risotto

As you know, autumn has come to the Southern hemisphere.  I can’t lie… I don’t mind it.  I welcome the fresher air and the leaves changing colour on the trees.  It is a beautiful season.  And I LOVE autumn food: mushrooms, chestnuts, quince… pomegranates.  In fact, pomegranates always put a smile on my face: I…

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Jasmine and Mango Panna Cotta

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 the house I used to spend my summer holidays in Sicily, we had a beautiful…

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Smoked Salmon and Vodka Risotto

SMOKED SALMON AND VODKA RISOTTO

Today’s recipe is the perfect dish to make for your New Year’s Eve dinner party: it’s classy and delicious and it is done in 20 minutes!  We always have smoked fish during the holidays, both as appetiser and as part of a main dish like this one.  I love smoked salmon, and Vodka goes really…

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Murukku - Chakali

MURUKKU – CHAKALI

Today I will share with you the recipe for an Indian savoury snack that is always eaten for Diwali, but that we also like to eat during the rest of the year at tea time: murukku – முறுக்கு (also known as chakali or chakli).  Murukku is a Tamilian word that means “twisted” and even though these…

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Gelatina di caffe - Coffee Jello

GELATINA DI CAFFÈ – COFFEE JELLO

I have been blogging for almost 3 years now and when I look back at all the the things I learnt, I almost can’t believe it.  I am talking about cooking techniques and also about computer skills and photography!  But what I am the most grateful for are the friendships I made along the way. …

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Braised Fennel with Red Wine Vinegar

BRAISED FENNEL WITH RED WINE VINEGAR

Going through my Recipe Archive, I have realised that I don’t have as many side dish recipes as I should!  So today I will share with you a very quick and delicious side dish, perfect to accompany both meat (especially pork) and fish: Braised Fennel with Red Wine Vinegar.  It is a dish my mum…

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Salted Caramel Panna Cotta

SALTED CARAMEL PANNA COTTA

You know how much I love panna cotta, but what you may not know is that I consider it my “go to” dessert for when I have little time, but still want to impress my guests.  You do need to make it in advance, but it comes together in 15 to 20 minutes.  It is…

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