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! 

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.

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…

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…