Upside-down plum and cocoa cake

upside-down chocolate and plums cake

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I don’t like doing blood tests. I don’t like them at all. When my new family doctor prescribed some blood tests for a regular check-up, I would have rather changed the doctor instead of going to the hospital to do them. But it’s true, however, that I’ve behaved all my life more or less as a diligent person so I couldn’t wait longer than four months to bring some results to my doctor. Continue reading

Rice tart with chocolate almond crust

Rice tart with almond chocolate crust

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A few months ago, this tart was the only edible thing for dinner I hosted at my house. The problem was that it wasn’t me who made it, but my friend Francesca, my guest with her family. The dinner was one of the biggest failures of my culinary career. The dishes that were suppose to be hot were cold, those that were suppose be hot were cold, I forgot quiche potato in the oven in the bargain.  Continue reading