Swordfish Impanata

Swordfish Impanata

Today’s dish is another one of my Sicilian recipes: Swordfish Impanata.  Impanata is Italian for empanada and they are basically the same thing: pastry with a filling.  Unlike the South American empanadas, this Sicilian version is made like a pie and portioned only after cooking.  You shouldn’t be surprised to find such a dish in…

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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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Eggplant Sofficini

Eggplant Sofficini

If you follow this blog, you will be already familiar with sofficini, as I have already published a Ham and Cheese Sofficini recipe and a Mushroom Sofficini recipe a while ago.  For all the others who still do not know them, sofficini are delicious pockets of crunchy (yet soft) dough filled with all sorts of scrumptious cheesey…

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Migliaccio

Migliaccio

Today is Mardis Gras… and in Italy it is the last day of Carnevale.  Carnevale is one of the festivities I miss the most.  As a child, I loved going around the streets in my town all dressed up, playing pranks and throwning coloured confetti at my friends.  The best time of all was the…

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Beetroot Hearts with Goat Cheese

Beetroot Pasta Hearts with Goat Cheese

As you know, I love to play around with pasta’s colours and shapes.  With Valentine’s Day coming up in a couple of days, I thought heart shaped pasta would be in order.  And to make it even more appropriate for the occasion, I thought of making it pink.  You simply add some beetroot to your…

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Angelica Cake with Nutella

Angelica Cake with Nutella

Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso have declared February 5th “World Nutella Day 2015″ – “a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella”. Raise your hand if you like Nutella!!!  It’s got quite a few fans in my house!  So, World Nutella Day is always awelcome around…

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Artichoke Frittata

Artichoke Frittata

While growing up, Saturday lunch was usually a frittata at my place.  My mum has always loved frittata and it was a good weekly break from our pasta, fish and meat meals.  I used to go to school on Saturdays (yep, we used to go to school 6 days a week…) and I would come…

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Swordfish and Pistachio Pasta

Swordfish and Pistachio Pasta

Pasta, finally.  You know that, even though I am Italian, I don’t share pasta recipes as much as I’d like.  The main reason is that I don’t like to take pictures of pasta.  There, I said it.  When I take the shots for my blog, I don’t like to be rushed and I prefer to…

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Pumpkin Risotto with Gorgonzola Sauce

Pumpkin Risotto with Gorgonzola Sauce

Today I am back with a typical Italian recipe.  This is a dish that well represents Lombardy, the region where I was born.  Milan is very famous for its risotto and pumpkin is often used in our cooking.  Gorgonzola, my favourite cheese ever, is a blue cheese originally from the town of Gorgonzola, very close…

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Quick No- Knead Ciabatta Bread

Quick No- Knead Ciabatta Bread

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a few photos of this bread on MsM’s facebook page and did get quite a few requests for the recipe, both online and via email.  So, here you have it: quick no-knead Ciabatta bread!  It is a really simple recipe and, unlike other no-knead bread recipes, it is also…

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Cubbaita

Cubbaita

Tomorrow is a very special day for all Italian children, as we celebrate the day of the Epiphany and the visitation of the Biblical Magi to the baby Jesus.  The night between January 5th and 6th is the night of Befana, who, in Italian folklore, is “an old woman who fills children’s stockings with candy…

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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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