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Fried Manchego with Tomato and Orange Blossom Jam

In my early 20’s I visited Spain a few times. Oh Spain, an amazing country, one of my favourite places in the world.  I have been to the North (in the Basque country), the center (Madrid is such a beautiful … Continue reading

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Beet and Goat’s Cheese Salad with Mint Balsamic Vinaigrette

I love cheese.  All kinds.  Goat’s cheese in at the top of my list, together with Gorgonzola, Parmigiano Reggiano and Taleggio.  I like it so much that I even learnt how to make it by myself, at home (click here to … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Finally a pasta dish again! I cannot believe I haven’t published a recipe for pasta in a while!  When we were living in Italy, we used to eat pasta once a day… almost every day.  Yep, that’s the way Italians … Continue reading

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Green Bean, Tomato and Potato Salad

Today I want to share with you the recipe for a delicious and healthy side dish.  This Green Bean Tomato and Potato Salad is very special to me and eating it always takes me back in time.  My mum would … Continue reading

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FRESH TUNA RAGU

This is a recipe that I learnt from my dad.  He loves tuna (and so do I), so whenever we saw tuna at the markets, we would buy some and make a ragù with it.  Ragù is a generic term … Continue reading

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SPAGHETTI WITH MUSSELS

Today’s recipe is yet another classic of Italian cuisine.  It is originally from the South, where fresh mussels are very common, but it is one of those dishes that is now widely eaten throughout the country.  It is a very … Continue reading

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GUACAMOLE

I love Guacamole.  I must admit that, before falling in love with my Chocolate Avocado Mousse, Guacamole was the only reason I would buy avocados as I don’t know many recipes that use it.  Avocados in Italy are not that … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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