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! 

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!

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.

Putting the Italian in Your Week Night Chicken Dinner Recipes

Winner winner chicken dinner! Yes, everyone tries there best to stay healthy during the week, and especially now with all the Whole 30 option and other diet crazes ready to kick start us into the new year, there’s no excuse not to stay on the lighter side.  But that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice…

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…

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. 

Appetizers for the Holidays

Need a quick fix for your Christmas or New Year’s menu?  Here are a few simple appetizers that are beautiful to serve with cocktails or at the table to kick off your holiday dinner.