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Pizza al taglio

Pizza al taglio

So few days ago my kids wanted pizza, as the best pizzeria in town is closed due to Covid-19, I decided to make it. This is my favourite one as it’s good even if you bake it in a domestic oven. Usually the pizza al […]

Tea loaf or Bara Brith

Tea loaf or Bara Brith

Since I moved in this country I learn the reassuring power of a cup of tea and a slice of this tea loaf is the perfect accompaniment. This recipe create a moist fruit loaf with plump dried fruit as they are soaked in tea overnight. […]

Comfort food for the winter months … Gnudi

Comfort food for the winter months … Gnudi

It’s been too long since my last post and I know I keep you posted on Instagram but it’s nice to post here on my blog where I can also add recipes. This recipe is for Gnudi a traditional Tuscan recipe that literally means naked. […]

Celebrating 15 years!

Celebrating 15 years!

Fifteen years ago we booked five no return tickets to Scotland, and for my family and me, this was the best decision ever. When I moved in this country the first thing that struck me was the wind, a constant companion that keeps the air […]

Focaccia di Recco

Focaccia di Recco

A few days ago I received a text from my local deli shop, Provender Brown, announcing that my special order has been delivered … the crescenza. This fresh and creamy cheese is known in Italy as crescenza or stracchino and has a flavour and consistency […]

Delicious meatballs and the power of the language.

Delicious meatballs and the power of the language.

A few days ago I was delivering a lesson in collaboration with a Modern Language teacher and her pupils whom are learning Spanish. The class was making different kind of Spanish food amongst which also some meatballs and I started thinking that my meatballs are […]

La Sagra Italiana in Glasgow

La Sagra Italiana in Glasgow

Yesterday I spent my afternoon at the Sagra Italian in George Square in Glasgow. A Sagra is a festival that often happens during the summer in every Italian village to showcase their culture, tradition and culinary specialities. And La Sagra Italiana 2019 is a perfect […]

Italy on a plate

Italy on a plate

In the last few days, I started to declutter and spring cleaning the house and amongst magazines and recipe books, I found an award I wan in 2009 at a cookery exibition and competition in Glasgow. I don’t take enough credit for all my accomplishments […]

My ultimate passion … bread!

My ultimate passion … bread!

I love making bread, taking few simple ingredients like flour, yeast, salt and water and create magic! Bread is at the base of every community. In Italy, as in many other countries, the mill and the wood oven used to be shared by many family […]

Dauphinoise potatoes … my family must have dish for every occasion

Dauphinoise potatoes … my family must have dish for every occasion

I finally have some head-space to post in my favourite place … my blog. The past few months have been emotionally and physically very intense and demanding. Although in the past months I cooked and tasted amazing food, I posted more on my Instagram account […]