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When time is pressing… cake with whole oranges in it

In Breakfast, Cakes and pies, Citrus, Cooking for dummies, Dessert and Sweets, Fresh fruit, Pantry cakes, Quick recipes On July 17, 2013 513 Comments

Time is very very pressing, right now: work, projects, life, so sometimes I barely manage to stay at home for two or three hours… and, needless to say,… Read More »

Torta Pasqualina, a Ligurian Easter Savoury Pie

In Cheese, Easter, Holidays, Italian cuisine, Liguria, Quiche and savory muffins, Regional Italian cooking, Savory tart, Vegetables, Vegetarian On June 4, 2013 945 Comments

I seriously hope this post could be a talisman for a milder weather conditions, ’cause here in Turin autumn is back! And I crave for picnic, so I… Read More »

Black and white fideuà for the MTC

In Contest, First course, Pasta, Sauces, Sea first course, Shellfishes, Spanish cuisine, Vegetables On May 20, 2013 681 Comments

Every month the challenge of the MTC becomes bigger and bigger. And, in April, Mai challenged us proposing us the fideuà, a Spanish dish (Catalan, to be precise, because… Read More »

A stroke of genius – Caprese cake with Bronte pistachios

In Cakes and pies, Campania, Chocolate, Dessert and Sweets, Dried fruit, Italian cuisine, Nuts, Pantry cakes, Regional Italian cooking On May 9, 2013 230 Comments

I don’t know how many times I’ve told you that I adore pistachios , I don’t know whether it’s necessary to repeat this concept again or I have to… Read More »

Up to the mountains – Spinach spätzle with cream and speck

In Cold cuts, Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Pasta, Regional Italian cooking, Trentino Alto Adige, Vegetables On April 29, 2013 770 Comments

Oh, yes, now I’m addicted to mountain memories… and so, aided by the memories, by the desire to go to Alto Adige and by this wintery climate (and it’s… Read More »

Mountain memories – Pizzoccheri from Valtellina

In Cheese, Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Lombardy, Pasta, Regional Italian cooking, Vegetables, Vegetarian On April 22, 2013 450 Comments

When I think back to winter (and it’s very easy to do, since in these days the weather in Turin is so cold), I think about mountain. And,… Read More »

Three orange preserves

In Citrus, Conserve, Dessert and Sweets, Fresh fruit, Jam, Preserves On April 17, 2013 508 Comments

There is little to do, sometimes it takes a little to do great things. This applies to daily life and, therefore, also to cooking activities: sometimes it’s a… Read More »

Gluten free Red Velvet Cake

In Cakes and pies, Contest, Dessert and Sweets, Fresh fruit, Fruits of the forest, Gluten Free, USA Cuisine On April 4, 2013 333 Comments

I’ll start with a confession: I  (cordially) hate layered cakes. You know, the classic birthday cakes: sponge cake with layers of custard or chantilly cream and then covered with… Read More »

All-time great – Ricotta and spinach cannelloni

In Earth first course, First course, Fresh pasta, Home-made is better, Italian cuisine, Pasta, Vegetables, Vegetarian On March 20, 2013 431 Comments

There is nothing you can do: there are some traditional Italian dishes strictly connected to holidays and festive occasions. When you see those dishes on the table, you… Read More »

A post for choco-addicted – Dark chocolate mousse tart

In Cakes and pies, Chocolate, Dessert and Sweets, Tarts On March 16, 2013 728 Comments

I keep talking about short pastry, but this time in a different way, with a recipe dedicated to chocoholics. I don’t fall into this group (I know, I… Read More »