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Tuscan pici pasta: a traditional fresh pasta

Tuscan pici pasta: a traditional fresh pasta

Some time ago, I heard about Tuscan pici pasta, a traditional Italian dish, but I never prepared them, till now. What are Tuscan Pici? Tuscan pici are a typical dish of the south of the Tuscany. They seem like spaghetti but they are handmade, so…

Camilla’s Shortbreads

Camilla’s Shortbreads

Some years ago, one of the reasons I started my first blog was an afternoon adventure with my little niece. She was 1 year old and together we planned to make shortbreads. The joy and the astonishment in her face when the shortbreads went out…

The real French rolled omelette

The real French rolled omelette

A lot of things have changed since last time I blogged here. I started to work again and, most of all, a dream came true. It was hard, it required a lot of study, work and culinary experiments, but in the end here I am!!…

Rigatoni pasta with gricia sauce: a recipe to try absolutely

Rigatoni pasta with gricia sauce: a recipe to try absolutely

Traditional dish from Lazio, rigatoni pasta with gricia sauce, is not so well known, unfortunately, but it is so good that we need to introduce the world to the taste of this authentic Italian dish. Why it is so unknown? Because usually we prefer its heir,…

Italian warm bruschetta with mushroom and Provolone cheese

Italian warm bruschetta with mushroom and Provolone cheese

I didn’t see so much snow since years!! I was expecting it  last year, but I don’t why, it snowed everywhere but here. This time I thought it was already too late and then, the other day, it started snowing and I told to myself,…

Orange, red onion, olives and cheese salad

Orange, red onion, olives and cheese salad

The perfect winter salad? The orange salad, of course!! I don’t know you, but when I was a child it was usual to eat orange salad, seasoned with olive oil and salt. It’s a dish with a peculiar taste: salt because of the salt, sweet…

Crostata with strawberry jam

Crostata with strawberry jam

Some years ago (I would say a life ago…) we had a regular plan for the Saturdays. We loved cooking and having dinner at one of our best friends home. We usually brought some fresh food to cook and a dessert. From those days I…

Sweet shortcrust pastry: a traditional basic recipe

Sweet shortcrust pastry: a traditional basic recipe

Did you fancy a dessert so easy to prepare that even your husband/boyfriend can manage? 😀 You are in the right place, just follow the recipe. This sweet shortcrust pastry is perfect for making tart, sweet pie (even the apple ones) and Italian crostata. Just…

Homemade Italian hot chocolate

Homemade Italian hot chocolate

And now that we have our hot chocolate mix… we must prepare a delicious cup of homemade Italian hot chocolate!! Why Italian? Well, because our chocolate is different! 😀 It is more thick than the usual one and it is impossible not to fall in…

Chocolate horseshoe biscuits (Christmas cookies)

Chocolate horseshoe biscuits (Christmas cookies)

Third and last idea for handmade, homemade Christmas presents: chocolate horseshoe biscuits. After the hot chocolate mix and the salted caramel sauce, it’s time for some cookies. Why we offer this kind of biscuits for Christmas? Because the horseshoe brings good luck, so it is perfect…