Upside-down pear and candied ginger cake

pear and candied ginger christmas cake

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My Christmas will be under the sign of spices and ginger, just to make it clear. I have been thinking about Christmas recipes for a longtime, but actually everything I feel like making (and eating) smell like cinnamon, nutmeg and any other spices as long as they are well matched with ginger. Continue reading

Kale and spinach spätzli

homemade spatula with kale

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Kale and spätzli are rarely mixed together, at least for me. Spätzli is a typical recipe of Germany, Switzerland, Austria and northern Italy. The kale, in Italy sometimes is known as “Black of Tuscany”, is the main ingredient of some traditional recipes around Florence and Siena.. Continue reading

Lemon and saffron loaf cake.

 

plumcake al limone e zafferano

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When I compare my character to my parents’ or with someone in my family there are always a few similarities. Both the good and the bad. I could make a long list in the matter of it, but the funniest thing is inheriting my grandmother’s passion for lemons or better compulsive desire to buy them. No jokes. Continue reading

Butternut squash soup with coconut milk and caramelized onions

butternut squash and coconut milk soup

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Tell me, how many times did you promise yourself that it would have been the last time you eat food served on airplanes? I do it all the time. And also, how many times have you resisted eating something? It never happens to me. The funny thing is that I often eat at the airport, convinced that I will refuse the food that will be offered me, but in reality I always point my nose when the food cart is around, and I unavoidable find my self answering to the fateful question: “Chicken or pasta? ” . Continue reading

Chocolate bread sticks

bastoncini di pane al cioccolato

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Recent months have passed really quickly, punctuated by a few clouds, but mostly by the arrival of many friends from Italy and not only, with their suitcases but with their beautiful smiles that filled our hearts and our days. These have been busy months, filled with a lot of trips to the airport, dinners, concerts and walks to let the “tourist” friend learn our city. Continue reading

Apple butter

 

 

apple butter

The malicious queen of Snow White’s tale would be very proud of me, because for a few weeks my fruit basket is always full of tasty red apples. Since I already have my Prince Charming, the only things I miss are the Seven Dwarfs… I will work on it. Continue reading

Red lentil soup with mint eggplant

Soupe de lentilles rouges

 

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Do you have any good reason to not eat eggplants? If yes, it has to be really valid. Eggplants are, indeed, among my favorite vegetables, if you review the recipes in the blog archive, you could easily see that they are very popular, even a star I’d say. Continue reading