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! 

Mediterranean Melon Salad

Some days it’s hard to beat the heat!  And you just have no energy to cook anything….. You need some quick, and fresh that’ll keep you cool in the office or on vacation! We can’t get enough of melone, cantaloupe, here in Italy! We have a melone in the kitchen every week, the taste is…

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!

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…

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! 

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.