Week 1 of the A to Z Challenge

The first week of the A-Z Challenge is over! I’ve seen loads of great posts, came across pretty awesome blogs, and got a lot of nice comments myself as well! Thank you so much, guys! Let’s rock the next three weeks! Here’s a re-cap of what I made the last week: A is for Arancini…

D is for Dining in Italy

There is quite an art to dining in Italy. And I mean dining in the formal sense, so not just a meal that you quickly prepare and eat after a long day at work,  but an actual sit-down, take-your-time dinner, for celebratory reasons or when dining out with friends. In Italy it’s not just starter, main,…

C is for Caprese

From the coast of Ipanema to the Island of Capri… And that’s where we’ll end our journey. The Island of Capri, located in the Mediterranean Sea on the western shore of the boot of Italy, is the birthplace of one of Italy’s most loved dishes. Well, actually Napels is, but the salad wasn’t named after…

B is for Bustrengo

Forget everything you know about apple pie. I mean literally everything. Cause this Bustrengo is an apple pie like you haven’t had before. Bustrengo is a traditional Sammarinese recipe. Wait what? Sammarinese? What the hell is that? Well, my dear readers, this is the first recipe ever that I know about which originally comes from the…

A is for Arancini

The A-Z Challenge has begun! And day A already brings you so much greatness with these wonderful Arancini. These cuties are Sicilian rice balls. Filled rice balls, mind you. The name derives from the Italian word for oranges, which the rice balls definitely do resemble after you have deep fried them. Although nowadays most of the…

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal!

As you may or may not have read in my previous post, I am participating in quite an exciting blogging challenge in April; the A to Z Challenge! I’ve briefly mentioned what it was about, but seeing that April is drawing closer with each passing minute, it was about time for a more detailed explanation….

Pizza con Verdure – The Easy Way

The title says it all. Although this recipe is a lot less fancy than it actually sounds in Italian. Basically, this is one of the pizzas I make after a long day of work when I’m way too tired and lazy to prepare anything. It’s not often that I use something ready made. But for…

The Basics of Risotto

I’m going to Rome in April! It will be officially six whole years since my trip to the most beautiful city in the world. Six years, people, I was 16 back then. Do you realize how old I am getting? However, now I’ll definitely fit in between the ancient buildings and rich history. So to prepare…

Pasta with Peas and Bacon

Pasta. The greatness of pasta cannot be put into words. It is one of the most versatile ingredients, with many different shapes and forms. You can either use it in complex and luxurious dishes, or just use it simple but flavourful ones. This recipe is one of the latter. Pasta with peas and bacon. I…

Sweet Sunday – Classic Tiramisu

For a recipe that is so globally known to be an Italian staple dish, Tiramisu is actually a relatively new creation. It has been invented in the 1960’s, although there is still debate on the location and the creator. Nevertheless, it has quickly become a classic dessert in Italy.  Originally, Tiramisu did not include Marsala or…

Sweet Sunday – Hazelnut Biscotti

Yes, yes, yes! Sweet Sunday is finally back! Oh, how I have been slacking on this day… But I return with this gorgeous recipe for Hazelnut Biscotti. A classic Italian cookie. This particular recipe incorporates marsala in the dough, so if you do not like that, or need something children proof, just substitute it with…

Bruschetta

Have you ever fallen completely in love with an ingredient? It caught your eye, and didn’t let go? No? Me neither. Until I came across these beauties. It was love at first sight. I have fallen head over heels in love with these stunning tomatoes. Ever since I bought them, I have been staring at them,…