Prosciutto, Rocket and Grana Cheese Pizza

PROSCIUTTO, ROCKET AND GRANA CHEESE PIZZA

My husband adores pizza… so, to please him (and the kids!), I usually make pizza on Sunday evening.  Home made pizza can be quite healthy, depending on the toppings you use and it is quite common in Italian houses to make pizza once a week.  While my husband enjoys his pizza with salami, I like…

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CARPACCIO WITH GRANA PADANO AND ROCKET

Summer in Italy can be very hot, though since living in Sydney the term “hot” got a much “warmer” meaning… 😉  Anyhow, Italians tend to eat light in summer.  We do not like to use the oven or the stove too much when the outside temperature is so hot, especially when you think that the…

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GRILLED FUJI FRUIT, SPINACH AND ROCKET SALAD

I have noticed that l don’t have enough recipes for side dishes on the blog, so I thought of remedying that and today I am going to share with you the recipe for a delicious salad.  This is perfect for autumn, when fuji fruits are in season.  In fact I have had this recipe in…

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Roasted Tomato, Rocket and Macadamia Salad

ROAST TOMATO, ROCKET AND MACADAMIA SALAD

This is the salad I served as one of the sides for my “Come have some Aussie tucker, mate!” party for Foodbuzz 24×24.  It is one of those salads with fancy names that you could easily see on a café menu, yet it is very easy and quick to make at home.  These are the…

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Piadina and Crescione

PIADINA AND CRESCIONE – MARCO’S RECIPE

A few days ago I made and shared with you the recipe of my first piadina: Homemade piadina with prosciutto, stracchino and rocket.  When I shared it on my Facebook page, my friend Marco Drudi, who is from the area in Italy where piadine come from, kindly shared with me his family recipe!  The ingredients…

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HOMEMADE PIADINA WITH PROSCIUTTO, STRACCHINO AND ROCKET

Piadina (Wiki) is a very traditional bread/sandwich from Romagna (Wiki), a historical area that corresponds to the south-eastern portion of the Emilia-Romagna region.  Piadine make very tasty sandwiches and they are often filled with cheese (squacquerone or stracchino are among the favorites), cold meats and/or vegetables.  The filling that I prefer is the most classic…

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“TRICOLORE” SALAD – INSALATA TRICOLORE

To celebrate the 150 years of the Unification of Italy I thought of creating a special theme menu.  In the next few days I will post 3 recipes (an entree, a main and a dessert) with one thing in common: they will all have the colors white, red and green in honor of the Italian…

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