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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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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Sarde Allinguate

Sarde Allinguate

I know I have said this before, but sardines are my favourite fish ever.  They are cheap and so good for you and I highly recommend you try them.  I just wish I could find them more often here in Sydney!  Today I will share with you a traditonal Sicilian recipe, very common in the…

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Arancine with Spinach

ARANCINE WITH SPINACH

If you have read my latest post, you will know that I am hosting this month’s challenge at the Daring Cooks!  I chose to challenge my fellow daring cooks to make Arancine from scratch, including risotto!  I also shared 3 different recipes with them: Arancine al Ragu’, Arancine al Burro and Arancine agli Spinaci. The…

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THE DARING COOKS’ JANUARY 2014 CHALLENGE: ARANCINE

This month’s challenge is very special for a few reasons. For starters, our hostess, Manu, graciously stepped in with very little notice and created an entire amazing challenge in pretty much no time at all. Secondly, Manu managed to do all of this while publishing her very first e-cookbook. Seriously, you simply must check it…

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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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Pesche Dolci alla Siciliana

PESCHE DOLCI ALLA SICILIANA

I am very excited about today’s recipe.  I am taking you all back to Sicily for this Regional Italian dish… a very special one.  These are among my favourite Sicilian pastries.  They are not as famous as cannoli, but they are just as delicious.  The filling is in fact the same sweet ricotta filling of…

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Beef Agglassato

BEEF AGGLASSATO

Today’s Regional Italian dish is yet another dish from Sicily!  It is a very easy and delicious beef pot roast (kind of) made with onions and white wine.  It is a recipe from Palermo that comes from my father’s side of the family.  I have already shared with you the recipe for Chicken Agglassato, and this…

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Pan fried Sicilian Pork Sausage with fennel

PAN FRIED SICILIAN PORK SAUSAGE WITH FENNEL

Sausage is one of the meats I used to love the most while growing up.  I still do, but now I am much more selective and try to make my own sausage every time I can.  There is nothing better than fresh, home-made pork sausage: you know what’s in it, you choose the cuts of…

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Home-made Sicilian Pork Sausage with Fennel

HOME-MADE SICILIAN PORK SAUSAGE WITH FENNEL

I am very excited about today’s post.  It is one of those recipes that I have been making for a long time and that I have been very keen on sharing.  The only reason why I hadn’t done it yet was the lack of reasonably good pictures.  But finally the wait is over… and I…

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MATAROCCO

For this week’s Regional Italian dish I am going to take you back to Sicily.  Today’s recipe is really easy and really tasty, it is one of those family recipes that we would always have during our summer holidays.  It is hearty and delicious, full of “local” flavours as all the ingredients are easily available in…

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