Eggplant and Mint Pasta Salad

Eggplant and mint pasta salad RECIPE. Just because it’s hot out doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a yummy bowl of pasta.  But, maybe instead of a hot pasta, eat it cold! 

Mediterranean Melon Salad

Some days it’s hard to beat the heat!  And you just have no energy to cook anything….. You need some quick, and fresh that’ll keep you cool in the office or on vacation! We can’t get enough of melone, cantaloupe, here in Italy! We have a melone in the kitchen every week, the taste is…

Zucchini Ripieni

RECIPE! Zucchini ripieni, stuffed zucchini, are a timeless classic recipe for all Italian dining tables for a Sunday lunch.  There are so many varieties of stuffing you can make that it’s hard to ever get tired of them. 

Summer (pomodori) Tomatoes 101

Summer (pomodori) Tomatoes 101 It’s the most wonderful time of here in Italy for fresh produce but especially…… for fresh tomatoes of all shapes, sizes, and colours. Here are some recipes we’d like to highlight today!

Fig Bruschetta

RECIPE! Fig Bruschetta. Everyone knows and loves the traditional tomato and olive oil bruschetta that we have surely seen in all Italian restaurants known to man, but have you seen this one yet? Fig, stracciatella cheese, prosciutto crudo and honey!  

Mediterranean (NO) Diet

Mediterranean (NO) diet. I am happy to share with you my discoveries in how to live well and healthy in Italy. Moderation is key- not dieting – pasta, brioche, wine and all – yes you can eat it – you just have to balance it out and maybe even walk to your nearest farmer’s market for tomorrow night’s fresh produce ! Mediterranean inspired recipes.

Appetizers for the Holidays

Need a quick fix for your Christmas or New Year’s menu?  Here are a few simple appetizers that are beautiful to serve with cocktails or at the table to kick off your holiday dinner.

Menu di Amore

It’s no secret that Italians show and share their love through their cooking.  It is believed that one can not cook well if there is no love in their cooking – amore & cucina – go hand in hand. So who else better than to take a tip from than the Italians on to know…

Pie di Mirtilli

Mirtilli, better known as blueberries in English, are considered the super fruit of all fruits that easily takes us back to our summertime childhood memories of picnics, or outdoor bbqs .  You may be surprised but even in Italy, yes Italians too, have a fond childhood memories of blueberry pie – pie di miritlli.   It…

Mussels & Zucchini Cream

Really simple, fresh and colorful plate for a quick week night dinner or a first course dish to serve at a dinner party. The zucchini and parsley perfectly balance the mussel.  

Tiramisu 101

What isn’t to love about tiramisù?  Coffee, Cookies, Mascarpone and Sugar… che buono! It is without a doubt one of the top comfort foods from Italy and a dessert that is seen on menus and tables from the north to the south and everywhere in between.  This recipe is said to come from the regions…

Chicken Strips al Peperoncino & Zenzero

An Italian version of chicken strips with a kick of peperoncino (chili pepper), a delicate touch of zenzero (ginger), and a dusting of prezzemolo (parsley). May be served as an appetizer or second course.