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…

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…

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! 

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.

How to Make Vitello Tonnato

Sunday cooking is just one of my favourites! You can take your time cooking and enjoy being around the dining room table enjoying various dishes and company through the afternoon.  A dining tradition I have personally come to love while living in Italy. I do my best to respect the Italian traditions and this recipe…

Vegetarian Lasagna

Lasagna is with out a doubt always a family favourite when you put it on the week night menu.  Many times we think of lasagna with a flavour packed red Italian meat sauce with creamy béchamel and gooey cheese, that kids just can’t get enough of at the dinner table. But there are also plenty…

Italian Lemon Basil Chicken

You’ll have the whole family saying, easy peasy lemon squeezy, with this Italian lemon basil chicken recipe!  Yes, we’re not exaggerating it is one of the easiest chicken recipes out there and does not lack in Italian flavour.  A great meal to put on the table any time of year!

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.

Garlic Dip & Crostini

Garlic.  It can be an ingredient that many tend to stir away from when planning a dinner party.  But, yes or SI, you can serve garlic to guests with this delicate, little dollop of an appetizer.  A suggestion for this recipe is to serve it in an individual portion to avoid from over doing on…