Everyday for the past 7 months (Oh, has it really been that long?) I have promised myself that I would sit down in front of my laptop and write a new post.
Everyday for the past 7 months I have come up with an excuse not to sit . . . → Read More: 3 Cheese Vegetable Tart
What do shrimp, chickpeas and pancetta have in common?
You love all three of them? Ok, that works.
I guess they really don’t have anything in common, but they’re all really good, right?
Would you ever put them together? I probably wouldn’t have of my own accord. Continue reading A trio for your consideration
I have so many memories of my parents throwing dinner parties and hosting events where food was the central focus of the preparations and festivities. Continue reading Teeny, tiny, cheesy, mini, mushroom tarts
Recently it has been all about comfort food here in rainy, foggy, cold Milan. Continue reading Fagottini salati
My sisters and I used to laugh at my mother whenever she would say *I can make that.* This was usually her response to something one of us had paid too much money for – a sweater, a bag, a decorative object, whatever. Annoying? Perhaps, but not half as annoying as knowing that she was right. She could have made it, whatever it was. She was good that way. Once she got it into her mind that she was going to make something, she did it brilliantly, often times even better than the store bought version.
Continue reading Smoked tuna tartar
Another recipe that involves zero cooking, how much do you love me right now? Well if you are living through heat and humidity like I am, you should probably love me as much as your favourite ice cream right about now. Continue reading Bresaola and robiola
The heat and humidity are back and they are back with a vengence.
This means two things at my house -
1) the oven is closed – no pizza, no cookies, no lasagna, no cakes, nothing that needs to be baked - period.
2) cold meals whenever possible – Salads of every type imaginable, raw vegetables, carpacio, cheese, fruit and yes sometimes even ice cream can be a main course!
Continue reading Calamari salad
Ever have one of those great ideas that you just can’t wait to put into practice?
You are absolutely convinced that it is going to work out perfectly and you even start to feel a little smug over your undeniable genius. Continue reading File these under *WHAT WAS I THINKING?*