Archive for ‘April, 2014’

mini limoncello and lemon tortes

Sweet treats and indulgences are one of my life’s secret luxuries. There are those of us who love chocolate (I adore dark chocolate) and those of…

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spinach, eggplant and zucchini lasagna

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter holiday. In Italia, Pasqua (Easter) is second only to Christmas, a very¬†important holiday to most as it marks¬†the resurrection…

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happy earth day: fennel & orange insalada with artichoke & tri-color sweet baby bell pepper frittata

{felice giorno della terra} Happy Earth Day to you all. In celebration of the wonderful and life-giving earth we live on, I am sharing some fresh,…

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crisped spanish chorizo & two cheese mashed potatoes

Comfort food. This is defined differently depending on personal taste. For me and my daughter Isabella, it’s about savory not sweet food. It’s about creamy and…

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finland: cardamom sweet bread {pulla}

I love early mornings where I can sit quietly with my freshly brewed espresso or cappuccino and a breakfast treat that is just slightly sweet. There…

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primavera: egg yolk with egg tagliolini & spring vegetables

Italy celebrates spring with an abundance of seasonal vegetables that gracefully leads us in to the preparations of an upcoming Easter (Pasqua) holiday. This day is…

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