Tag Archives: Special Occasions

Casoncelli alla Bergamasca

Today’s post is all about tradition.  I often say that talking about Italian cuisine is not very accurate… every region (and sometimes even city!) has its own cuisine, so it would be more correct to say Italian cuisines.  Every area … Continue reading

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Snow Cupcakes

I made these Snow Cupcakes for my daughter’s Frozen birthday party.  She loves cupcakes, so they are always on her party menus… This time, I wanted to make them a little different.  You see, I love making cupcakes because I … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Mojito

Mojito is one of my all time favourite drink.  It reminds me of my time in Cuba, a place I love dearly.  I have already shared with you the recipe for the “original” Mojito, made with lime and mint leaves.  … Continue reading

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Chicken and Sun dried Tomato Rolls #FridgeShelfies

Last week I blogged about PHILADELPHIA #FridgeShelfies, a campaign that wants to inspire Aussies to get more creative in the kitchen, with new and exciting recipes developed using the ingredients already in their fridges.  I immediately loved the concept because, … Continue reading

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Maple and Sriracha Chicken Wings #SundaySupper

Today’s post is all about “man food”.  In honour of Father’s Day, this week’s Sunday Supper event is about recipes for food that men love to eat.  To tell you the truth, it’s not Father’s Day here in Australia (we celebrate … Continue reading

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Kaffir Lime and Yogurt Panna Cotta

By now you know how much I love panna cotta.  To me, it’s one of the fastest, tastiest and easiest desserts to make.  I love that you can make it in advance with minimum effort and present it as a … Continue reading

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Maftoul with Chicken

The May Daring Cooks’ Challenge was hosted by the incomparable Sawsan from Chef in Disguise. Sawsan challenged us to try our hands (literally!) at making maftoul – hand-rolled Palestinian couscous that is as versatile as it is tasty! Wow was the … Continue reading

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Cassoeula

As I mentioned in my previous post on how to make Verzini sausages at home, Cassoeula is one of the most iconic dishes from Milan, the city where I was born.  Cassoeula is a stew made with pork meat and … Continue reading

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