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Honey cake with chocolate drops

Honey cake with chocolate drops

Dear friends, how are you? I had a intense week with my sick chipmunk who luckily looks beeing better now! Being forced to stay at home is really difficult with kids, they easily get bored and nervous and we have to think on any kind of tricks to entertain them! So, to have some fun […] Read more…

carnival pasta

Carnival pasta

Guess how much I love cooking with my chipmunk? Cooking with kids is therapeutic: it is unbelievable how do they concentrate and calm down if you allow them to mix a dough! One of Vittoria’s favourite things is making fresh pasta and, because Carnival is arriving, we prepare a colourful fresh pasta together and we called […] Read more…

Pasta brisée

Pasta brisée

The pasta brisée is a traditional French base (really buttery!) used to prepare both sweet and savory recipes. In Italy, the pasta brisée is sold at the supermarket as rolls to prepare savory cakes (I prefer it to the Puff pastry because it is much more compact), but it is really easy and quick to […] Read more…

blue cheese, walnuts and cocoa pasta

Blue cheese, walnuts and cocoa pasta

There are days in which I focus on a specific food and I desperately want to eat it…have you ever felt this way? How I wish it happened with salads! I am talking about rich food, very rich food which makes me feel happy and….fatty!!! Sometimes I manage to fight this feeling…other times…well, I just […] Read more…

Baked pumpkin and ricotta patties

Baked pumpkin and ricotta patties

The baked pumpkin and ricotta patties are a light but delicious vegetarian dish. It won’t take long to prepare them and they are so yummy! After the big success of my zucchini and ricotta patties, I wanted to prepare a winter version using the pumpkin and…you know what? The baked pumpkin and ricotta patties are […] Read more…

Pumpkin soup and rosemary chick peas

Pumpkin soup and rosemary chick peas

Ah what a busy period! The food photography course with Monique first, then the holiday with my family in London…after so many busy days I needed to take care of myself for a bit: so, in this cases, what is better than a hot soup! I prepared a delicious pumpkin soup with chick peas, which […] Read more…

Sicilian pumpkin carpaccio

Sicilian pumpkin carpaccio

During a dinner with friends, some days ago, my friend Francesca made me try the Sicilian pumpkin carpaccio, a raw,  marinated pumpkin. In her version (which actually is her mother in law recipe), the pumpkin is cut in pieces, not too thin, and seasoned with pine nuts and garlic (too much garlic in my opinion!). […] Read more…

Ratatouille in bread crust with Roquefort sauce

Ratatouille in bread crust with Roquefort sauce

Many people think the ratatouille is a “French caponata”: the basic difference between the two dishes is that the ratatouille is simply made by chopped vegetable without using vinegar and sugar, which are typical in the Sicilian dish. I wanted to enrich this plate adding a Roquefort sauce, serving it in a cute way: I […] Read more…

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