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Shakshuka

Shakshuka

First wintery weather call for emergency measure! While beautiful wintery sceneries are popping up in my social media feeds more and more often in the last few days. Like this picture of Balmoral Castle with a light dust of snow on the grounds. I crave […]

How to celebrate your BIG birthday in style

How to celebrate your BIG birthday in style

In the past 2 weeks, Scotland was on holiday, and these are called “tatties holidays” as in the past pupils did not attend school to go in the fields to harvest potatoes. The school decided to have two weeks holiday to allow them to work […]

Upside-down cannelloni

Upside-down cannelloni

Many years ago I visited a beautiful village in the north of Italy called Valeggio Sul Mincio.  Valeggio is not only renown for its beauty and historical importance, but it’s also a gastronomical hotspot for fresh pasta and tortellini. One of the last time I […]

WOW 2018 and the recipes for Homesickness

WOW 2018 and the recipes for Homesickness

Last weekend was great, it started very well when I received this lovely book about the less renown history of many Scottish women. The authour will be at the Blairgowrie book festival this weekend but unfortunately, I will not be able to go so I’m enjoying the book […]

Coral runner beans

Coral runner beans

                Do you remember the pasta recipe with courgette and courgette’s flower I posted I while ago? Well today I went back to my friends Federica for a coffee and a chat and as last time, I came […]

Pesto salmon and veggies parcel

Pesto salmon and veggies parcel

Another amazing meal with Scottish ingredients and Italian flavours to celebrate the Sottish Food and Drink Fortnight. For this recipe, I used my pesto recipe (that you can find it here). I found this recipe on this amazing blog  www.cookingclassy.com, and I changed it very very slightly. The […]

Strawberry Tiramisu’

Strawberry Tiramisu’

First of September and it’s the start of the Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (http://fooddrinkfort.scot/), to celebrate it I decided to use the last of the Scottish strawberries to create this light and fresh tiramisu’. The Scottish berries and soft fruit are the best I ever […]

You’ve got mail!

You’ve got mail!

Every month without failing a package arrive from Italy. It often contains something for the kids, a lovely handwritten note from my mum and my beloved Sale & Pepe (a fantastic Italian cookery magazine). I always look for the Italian regional recipes that the magazine often features. Even after a […]

Pesto and Trenette alla Genovese

Pesto and Trenette alla Genovese

  For many years I ran cookery classes at the local college. The first course I organised proved to be very popular and has been sold out for many many times. I think the secret of the success was because it included food from nearly every […]

Mozzarella & basil Stromboli

Mozzarella & basil Stromboli

Moving abroad had open my horizons and I discovered Italian recipes that don’t exist in Italy. Since then I tasted garlic bread, spaghetti and meatballs, pasta alfredo and many more dishes that are the results of Italian emigrants adapting their recipes to the customs of the country […]