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!

Italian Oven Baked Chicken with Artichokes

Pranzo di domenica – Sunday lunch – no matter the time of year or what’s going on in the world around us.  In Italy, I know I’ve said it a hundred times over, but one of the most beautiful culture customs I’ve learned and adopted to is the art that Italians have for sitting around…

Tiramisu Coffee Cups

Nothing says ‘Italian’ dessert quite like a tiramisu! No matter the meal, no matter the time of day, a tiramisu always tastes just right! There’s no place in Italy untouched by the traditional tiramisu. You can find this espresso charged dessert served in every corner of Italy. Here’s a variation of our favourite traditional tiramisu…

Asparagus Risotto

When it’s asparagus season it is hard to choose which recipe to make! I find that the recipe I turn to the most is risotto di asparagi. This to me is spring!  When the weather starts to get nicer here in Italy, the first time I find asparagus at the local market, I make asparagus…

Chocolate Italian Salami

Who doesn’t love a chocolate surprise on their table? That is exactly what the Chocolate Italian Salami is!  The perfect little touch of chocolate to finish a meal or have with an espresso as a midday snack. This recipe is one I inherited from my fabulous Italian mother in law.  I remember first eating this…

Panzanella

PANZANELLA. This is the ultimate Italian recipe for the hottest time of the year. 
Fresh, light, and bursting with natural flavour. You can’t help but feel good after eating it! 

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. 

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.