Sicilian Almond Milk

Sicilian Almond Milk

  Today I want to share with you a recipe that is very close to my heart. It is a Sicilian classic that people usually enjoy during the hot Sicilian summer. I used to have a glass of it in the evenings, sitting in our summerhouse yard while chatting with my friends. This is a…

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Puntarelle alla Romana

Puntarelle alla Romana

During my recent trip to Italy, I didn’t really forget about my readers! Even though I was on holiday, I still did a little cooking. There are a few dishes that I have always wanted to share with you, but never could, as I was not able to find the ingredients for them. So… I…

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Frozen Treats ebook

The Cool Side of Summer eBook Giveaway!

THE ULTIMATE E-BOOK ON FROZEN TREATS IS FINALLY OUT!   25 frozen treat recipes to keep you cool all summer long. All the classics, Italian favourites and so much more. Easy to make, with or without an ice cream maker! Click here to read all about it! Hi everyone! I am so excited to be…

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Risotto with Zucchini Cream and Basil

Risotto with Zucchini Cream and Basil

  Besides experimenting with Japanese cooking, I have also cooked some good old Italian food. This Risotto with Zucchini Cream and Basil is one of my latest favourite risotto and I have it quite often, alternating it with the Pumpkin and Gorgonzola one. I love the combination of zucchini and basil as I think their…

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Tuna, Olive and Caper Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs

Tuna, Olive and Caper Pasta with Garlic Breadcrumbs

Today’s recipe is a classic in my kitchen.  I make it often and it is one of my husband’s favourite pasta dishes.  I cannot believe that I have been blogging for over 4 years and I haven’t shared this recipe yet!  But I guess it’s like all the things that you are very familiar with:…

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Torta di Mele della Nonna

Torta di Mele della Nonna

Today’s recipe is literally called “Granny’s Apple Cake”, but it’s not my granny’s recipe.  It is indeed, a very classic Italian style apple cake, one that my granny would have loved.  I have a thing for apple cakes and pies.  I find them really comforting.  As it is the beginning of winter here in Australia (and…

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Cream of Pea and Mint Risotto

Cream of Pea and Mint Risotto

I love playing with risotto and making it different every time.  There’s much more than Mushroom risotto in the “risotto world”.  You just need to give it a chance.  You can actually make risotto with almost any vegetable and/or cheese.  Today I played with a classic combination of Italian cuisine: peas and mint.  I blended…

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Nutella and Frangelico Gelato

Nutella and Frangelico Gelato

Since I came back from Italy, I have been craving gelato.  We had some amazing gelati when we were there and even though nothing can quite compare with the original Italian ice cream, home-made ones like today’s recipe come close to it.  I love to add a little liquor in my ice cream mixture, as…

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Pasta with Bell Pepper and Gorgonzola Cream

Pasta with Bell Pepper and Gorgonzola Cream

I first had something similar to this Pasta with bell pepper and Gorgonzola cream years ago in Milano.  My husband and I would go and eat at our favourite restaurant for every special occasion and this pasta was often on the menu.  Bell peppers/capsicums and Gorgonzola make for a fantastic combination: the first are sweet,…

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Fragolino Liqueur

Fragolino Liqueur

Here I am, back with another recipe for home-made liqueur!  And this time it uses strawberries.  In fact, the name Fragolino comes from the Italian word fragola, which means strawberry.  This is a typical Italian recipe and many people make it at home.  As it is spring time in the Northern hemisphere and I have…

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Lemon Delight in a Jar

Lemon Delight in a Jar

A few weeks ago, I have shared the recipe of Delizie al Limone (Lemon Delights), a typical Italian dessert from Naples and the Sorrentine peninsula, in the region of Campania.  They are a beautiful and delicious dessert, but they are very time consuming to make.  I had some of the Lemon glaze left in my…

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Olive Schiacciate

Olive Schiacciate

Olive Schiacciate (or Cracked Olives) are very popular in Italy, especially in the South.  They are cracked olives in brine.  I remember going to one of the beautiful and colourful markets in Palermo as a child and getting drawn to the stalls that would sell olives.  They had so many different kinds.  Mountains of delicious,…

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Mahi Mahi with Caponata Sauce

Mahi Mahi with Caponata Sauce

I just came back from a wonderful week in Sicily, filled with emotions, as I got to spend time with some relatives and friends I hadn’t seen in 7 years and I got to show my kids places filled with childhood memories that they had never seen before!  And to celebrate this moment, today I…

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Dried Porcini and Saffron Risotto

Dried Porcini and Saffron Risotto

As I have said many times, Risotto alla Milanese (Saffron Risotto) is the first dish I have ever cooked all by myself… I was probably about 6 or 7 years old.  It’s always been my favourite risotto and I was so good at it, that whenever my grandfather would visit us from Sicily, he always asked…

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Home-made Crema di Limoncello

Home-made Crema di Limoncello

Today I am back with another one of my favourite home-made liqueur recipes: Crema di Limoncello. We could call it Limoncello’s little brother as this is basically the creamy version of Limoncello, made with cream and milk.  It is smooth, sweet, lemony and simply irresistible! Like Limoncello (see my home-made version here), this liqueur originates…

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