Rose del Deserto cookies

I don’t know about your kids amazing friends, but mine like to eat all kind of cereals except cornflakes. Once in a while I buy mono portion cereals for school, and the only ones that never end up in the back pack are…..you guessed…. the cornflakes. That make me think on how to incorporate cornflakes …

Prawns carbonara sprinkled with coriander lemon zest Gremolada

Hello amazing friends, wish you all a fantastic 2019. I know I haven’t been present and post any recipe since end of November….but after a crazy December and a small operation to welcome 2019…here I am, stronger than before and ready to share new recipes. Believe it or not January is almost over and Valentine …

Purple potato gnocchi with prawns

Going shopping with my kids is always a fun experience and this time really useful too. Sofia decided to pick up potatoes for gnocchi and we ended up with purple ones….and what better way to use purple potatoes than making purple gnocchi? And here it is the recipe of the day….Purple potato gnocchi with prawns, …

Apple Strudel

          Let’s start with a bit of history about this pastry. Apple Strudel or Apfelstrudel, is a famous Viennese strudel, a popular pastry in Austria and in many parts of Europe that once belonged to the Austro Hungarian Empire. Strudel is related to the Ottoman Empire’s pastry baklava, that came to …

Seafood Padellata or Padellata di Mare

   I don’t think this amazingly delicious Seafood Padellata needs any kind of introduction…. Find detail recipe under Fish & Seafood page.  

Fresh ovoli mushroom salad

Although I will miss summer, I love autumn with its bright colours and an abundance of nutritious fruits and vegetables. Let’s introduce this beautiful season with the king( for me) of fungi: Ovolo.    Today I will share this easy and fast appetizer( under 20 minutes) with ovoli mushroom and shaved parmesan cheese. The best …

Veggies and Calamari fried

School is back, summer is almost over, and the memory of this Veggies and Calamari fried still fills my mind.    I always associate “Fritto Misto” with summer, good times, old friends and a great glass of dry white wine admiring a spectacular sunset at the beach. My kids love a good fritto misto once in a …

Calamari salad bruschetta

Hi amazing friends, I am still chilling out in Italy with family; and I just realized that I haven’t been posting at all for more than a month….too busy eating and my waist line is definitely complaining. This super easy and fast bruschetta is the perfect recipe for lazy summer days and one of the …

Torta delle rose, Rose cake

Torta delle rose, rose cake, is an Italian regional cake more specifically from Mantova. This cake consists of a well proof dough rich in butter and sugar rolled, sliced, arranged in a cake pan and after the last proof it looks like a beautiful bouquet of roses. Little bit of history for this delicious cake. …

Chicken Cacciatora my way

Since I started menu planning my life has been so much easier and stress free, at least food wise. I wake in the morning and I know that most of my preps are done and the only thing left is to pack lunch for the kids and enjoy my day, focusing on what I enjoy …