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.

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…

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…

Mini Coconut & Berry Bundt Cakes

This delightful berry and coconut treat can be served as an afternoon sweet snack or a light mono portion dessert.  What’s great about this recipe is that you can even feel good about yourself eating it!  It is free of any dairy products with the substitution of coconut milk and vegetable oil instead. This dolce will have you falling in love with it’s fluffy sponge like cake and perfect balance of sweet berries and exotic coconut flavours and best of all home-made-ness. A perfect match for the whole family to enjoy together! 

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…

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…

Cena di Domenica Invernale Menu

Recipe. Menu.  This is a collection of recipes to make for a wintery Sunday lunch or dinner.  The combination of these recipes incorporate rich winter flavors in a delicate way.  By serviing this menu you will be sure to have  an elegant presentation and a tasty surprise on every dish. Recipes Flan di Rape Click…

Menu for Weekend Trip in the Alps

Menu. Mountains. When on a weekend ski trip, or up in the mountains, it’s always nice to come back from a day out skiing or hiking to a warm meal at home with friends and family.  And when you think about what to eat or prepare in the mountains what better than comfort food and…

Gnocchi al Fondue

Recipe. Gnocchi. Gnocchi is a beloved pasta dish throughout Italy.  It is said to be the first traditional homemade pastas dating all the way back to the 17th century and is also referred to as the “la ricetta delle nonne”, because the Grandmother’s hold all the secrets to a truly delicious bowl of gnocchi.