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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Torta Pasqualina Umbra

Torta Pasqualina Umbra

Today I’d like to share with you a traditional Easter recipe from the Italian region of Umbria.  Umbria is famous around the world for its hilly landscapes and old towns, such as Assisi and Orvieto to name just two.  It is a wonderful area of Italy and besides being beautiful, it also boasts delicious hearty…

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Espresso and Frangelico Mousse  

Espresso and Frangelico Mousse

I know I have said this before, but puddings and cream based desserts like mousse are my favourite.  I would always pick them over cake or cupcakes.  And you all know how much I love espresso… I could easily have 3 a day!!  So, this Espresso and Frangelico Mousse is just up my alley.  Frangelico…

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Delizie al Limone

Delizie al Limone

Today’s recipe comes from Naples and the Sorrentine peninsula, in the region of Campania: Delizie al Limone (Lemon Delights).  They are sponge cakes filled with a lemon cream, brushed with Limoncello syrup and covered in a lemon and whipped cream glaze.  Yes, you got that right… they are absolutely decadent.  As I have recently shared…

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Home-made Limoncello

Home-made Limoncello #SundaySupper

So, the #SundaySupper is celebrating the arrival of spring.  Obviously, as we are in the Southern hemisphere, this sounds a bit weird… as for us autumn has just begun, but I do love spring… and I also happen to have the perfect recipe for the event! Finally.  I have been wanting to share my recipe for…

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Artichoke and Taleggio Risotto

Artichoke and Taleggio Risotto

Today I want to share another of my risotto recipes.  As you know, I like risotto probably more than pasta and I make it often.  Actually, as it can be made so quickly, I often make it for lunch when I am home alone.  Yes, you read that right!  Unlike what many people think, risotto…

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