Beyond Pumpkin Pie: A Cake For Hazelnuts Lovers

Since my first Thanksgiving in the USA I have been trying to bring a little bit of Italy to the holiday's table. After all, in Italy we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie is not an Italian typical dessert, and turkey is definitely not one of my preferred meal. Two days until Thanksgiving; Are visions of …

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Baroque & Chocolate . . . This is Modica, Sicily

It is no secret that I love architecture and chocolate. I knew that no trip to Sicily would have been complete without a trip to Modica.

Fall is for Chestnuts…Vellutata Di Castagne

This recipe was inspired by a trip to the market where on display they had a barrel full of Italian chestnuts, le castagne. Chestnuts and hazelnuts are two of the main species of trees that grows in the mountain surrounding my hometown in Italy. In the cold nights of fall and winter, il carretto delle caldarroste, …

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Gingerly Stepping Into Cold Waters.

Post inspired by  Daily Prompt: Gingerly I will be honest and say that as I looked at the daily prompt, the first thing that came to mind reading the word "gingerly", was ginger, as in tuber. I love ginger with its pungent but refreshing taste and its sweet, exotic fragrance. Not to mention that its …

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A Peek Into Beautiful Noto, Sicily. Photo Challenge

Coming back to my blog after such a long time has not been easy. I have so much that I would like to share that it’s difficult to prioritize. I am using this week photo challenge to share some pictures from this past summer’s trip to Sicily. On my trip I visited the South-East region …

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