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…

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!

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…

Veggie Quiche Pizza

Who doesn’t love pizza for breakfast, lunch or dinner?!  I mean, really, who are we kidding pizza is just the best!  So why not wake up to this savoury brunch must your next Sunday morning! Quiche pizza is a great way to throw in whatever vegetables you like and have a power charged breakfast to…

Pan Seared Scallops with Potato and Chestnut Cream

Brightening up our plates and hoping spring will be here sooner than later with this fancy dish! Scallops are delicious simply grilled or pan seared, and elegant for any dinner party menu.  What else we love about scallops is just how fast they are to cook and the vast variety of dishes you can pair…

Blood Orange Ricotta Cream Cake

This dessert! We have no words for how utterly tasty it really is!  Came across our beloved blood oranges. So naturally, we just couldn’t get enough of them and found ourselves with an abundance of beautiful ripe blood oranges to let our recipe making mind run wild!

Pomegranate Glazed Lamb

Steal the heart of a loved one with this sweet and delicate recipe.  The sweet and bitter combination of the pomegranate sauce over a juicy, herb oven roasted lamb is just something to lick your plate about – no joke! Melograno (pomegranate) is that special touch of flavour that the winter months grant us, excellent for…

Chiacchiere Black & White

Chiacchiere is a typical fried dessert found in Italy during the time leading up to Carnevale our in other words Fat Tuesday.  It is a recipe that is quite simple to prepare and the variations are never ending. This is a fun take on the traditional chiacchiere and is a version we have found in…

Romeo Cocktail

Even in it’s name it sounds romantic, Romeo.  They say ginger stimulates the passion in us.  So why not make a ginger inspired cocktail to kick off the most romantic time of year and call it our classic Valentine’s Day drink!  Simple but elegant in it’s taste and presentation, the Romeo Cocktail is the best…

Healthy Pasta – Going Green

Happiness on a plate with fish filled rigatoni pasta and sweet pea cream!   This recipe will make you ready to feel spring in the air but not only that!  You’ll impress your dinner guests with an elegant dish that is healthy and will make everyone feel good after eating a plate of pasta!

Warm Italian Lentil Veggie Salad

Our warm Italian lentil veggie salad uses the fantastic winter vegetables of turnips and puntarelle.  Puntarelle is an appealing bitter and crunchy winter salad made from a particular variety of chicory that grows in the countryside of Rome.  It add a powerful green freshness like no other winter veggie!  If you can’t find puntarelle another great substitute is curly endive or radicchio. 

Colourful and Creamy Shrimp Risotto

We’ve got a dish for you to fight the winter blues and stay healthy! Shrimp and colourful cauliflower risotto – warm and gooey comfort food mixed with a light and bright seafood-veggie mix.