My grandmother’s butternut squash “parmigiana”

parmigiana di zucca e pinoli

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Do you remember my grandmother who buys lemons flat out? Besides consuming a lot of lemons, she also is a great cook. At the age of almost 90 she is still able to put the whole family at the table. Continua a leggere

Citrus “langues de chat”

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After the whole Friday spent in the kitchen and a pretty much busy Saturday always around food, I said I would have given myself a break, which means not cooking for at least 48 hours. In truth, I resisted far from the burners just 22 hours (not even a day!). Continua a leggere

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.. Continua a leggere

Hazelnut and fig bread

pane nocciole e fichifrench version english version italian version (SCROLL DOWN)

A few months have passed since the day I hoped making bread would help me to become more patient. A good number of bread came out of my oven, but nothing has changed, indeed, I’m still the same. I’m still the one who believes that a day can last 36-48 hours. Continua a leggere

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. Continua a leggere

Marbled pumpkin and chocolate sweet squares

torta di zucca e cioccolata senza burro

 

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I can proudly say that this year I celebrated Halloween like a real North American girl, since I carved some decorative pumpkins, I joined my friends Elif and Ali ‘s party with great enthusiasm, bringing food, alcohol and even choosing a costume. I have to admit that choosing the costumes has been really fun. In my head, my hubby and me were the perfect “bacon and egg” couple, but unfortunately we arrived too late, not even a single slice of bacon was left. Continua a leggere

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? ” . Continua a leggere