Nutella Stuffed Pandoro French Toast

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How do traditions start? The easy answer is that someone, does something, likes it and does it again. . . . → Read More: Nutella Stuffed Pandoro French Toast

Winner of Beyond the Pasta Give away and a taste of things to come

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Oh wow, what a week. Am I glad it’s the weekend! I didn’t want this week to finish without announcing the winner of a copy of Beyond the Pasta by Mark Leslie. . . . → Read More: Winner of Beyond the Pasta Give away and a taste of things to come

Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness – The Breast Cancer Site

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In honour of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a group of Italian bloggers (led by Mammafelice, Ma Che Davvero? and Semplicemente Pepe Rosa ) have decided to go Pink today to raise breast cancer awareness and they have invited several expat bloggers in Italy to join them. . . . → Read More: Going Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness – The Breast Cancer Site

How (and why) One Family Abandoned Bottled Water

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I’ve had plenty of bad habits in my life. I used to smoke. I used to bite my fingernails. I used to buy bottled water. About 8 years ago we (my husband and I) decided to stop buying bottled water when we realized that we really didn’t have a good reason to keep doing it. . . . → Read More: How (and why) One Family Abandoned Bottled Water

New Beginnings and risotto

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Welcome to Frutto della Passione’s new home. For so many reasons this has always been my favourite time of year, and against all logic autumn has always felt like a time for new beginnings for me. . . . → Read More: New Beginnings and risotto

A Secret Dinner

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So I recently had a birthday and my husband and son made a very happy girl by giving me an SLR camera – something I had been coveting for quite sometime. After several days of pouring over the manual and taking pictures of anything and everything, I went online and did a little research into . . . → Read More: A Secret Dinner

Nutella Day 2010

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It’s here, it’s here, hurray, hurray – Spread the word it’s Nutella Day!! (Sorry, had a Dr. Seuss moment, won’t happen again) . . . → Read More: Nutella Day 2010

Bastioni e Bastimenti

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Bastions and ships. What do they have in common? Don’t know and I’m not particularly concerned either. What I am interested in however an event called, you guessed it Bastioni e Bastimenti that will be held in Celano (AQ) on August 17th. The Emigrants Dream, A Journey through Flavours. . . . → Read More: Bastioni e Bastimenti

The Daring Kitchen June 2009 Chinese Dumplings

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Oh the madness that has been this past month. I have shamelessly neglected, not only my own blog, but also all those blogs that I love to visit regularly. . . . → Read More: The Daring Kitchen June 2009 Chinese Dumplings

Daring Cooks Debut – Ricotta Gnocchi

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I have started and deleted and started and deleted this post so many times that I am starting to feel defeated by it. I am literally at a loss for words (the cheering in the background is my husband) and I need to come up with something NOW. . . . → Read More: Daring Cooks Debut – Ricotta Gnocchi