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…

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…

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. 

Veal Roll Up

Veal, prosciutto and parmesan sure tastes like Italy and it all put together will leave you licking your fingers.  We promise this dish is a no brainer to make at home!

Risotto Zafferano, Typical Milanese recipe

You may not have heard of it but we’re sure if you’ve seen it you wouldn’t forget it! Risotto zafferano is one of the brightest risotto dishes out there and just brings a colorful joy to any plate or table! This dish is THE dish of Milan cuisine.  Everyone who visits the Italian fashion capital…

Italian Cooking 101: Fiori di Zucca

Zucchini blossoms can be prepared fried, stuffed or as an ingredient for a delicate first course. These zucchini blossoms are delicious and colorful, giving an extra touch to every dish. This fragile vegetable is the most known and appreciated edible flowers. They grow on both zucchinis and pumpkins, and are characterized by their yellow and…