Week 3 of the A to Z Challenge

Hope you all had a nice weekend! Here’s a recap of what was posted on the blog in the third week of the A to Z Challenge! K is for Know your Italian Pasta L is for Limoncello M is for Mozzarella N is for Neapolitan Cuisine O is for Olive Oil P is for…

P is for Pizza

I’ve never met a pizza I didn’t like. To me, it is literally one of the best inventions to have ever happened in the culinary world. Made in Naples, pizza are a versatile recipe, which you can adjust in whatever way you like. A pizza with only cheese, or just meat, or solely vegetables. You…

O is for Olive Oil

My absolute, number one, favourite ingredient is for the letter O: Olive Oil. I prefer any type of oil over butter, but the Queen of oils is the one for me. With so many different olive variations, producing techniques and regions, there is an endless supply of this golden liquid. It all started an immense…

I is for Italian Food in 5 Pictures

A sneak preview of upcoming posts about my holiday in Rome! A food picture for every day that I have stayed and eaten in this beautiful city. Swordfish alla Siciliana Pasta Carbonara Spaghetti alla vongole Carpaccio   Scalloppini alla limone More on everything I ate plus tips on where to go in Rome are to come…

E is for Even More Crostini

Crostini might just be the best thing to have ever been created. I’m not kidding. A crunchy base of bread, infused with garlic and olive oil, topped off with whatever combination of fresh ingredients you can think of. You might’ve noticed the terms bruschetta and crostini being interchanged, although technically they are different. Crostini are typically round…

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…

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…

My Favourite Easter Recipes

Easter is almost upon us! Just one working week left, and then it’s time to celebrate and mostly eat lots of stuff. For once in my life, I am actually not in Holland during the holidays. No no, the time has come for me to finally pack my bags and travel to Rome for a…

Homemade Spelt Bread Rolls

Warning: this post contains some real talk, but is followed by the most amazing bread roll recipe! (And yes, you can skip to that immediately if you want, I won’t judge, there’s a lot to read, I understand) For the last couple of years, I have been having some issues with my stomach. It was…

Quinoa Salad Bowl with Chickpeas and Pomegranate Seeds

It was just another one of those weeks when I was home alone, my parents being on a holiday to Dubai and Oman (as you do, not jealous at all). Unlike other times when I had to make dinner and eat it all by myself – I elaborated on this in my Tuna Salad post-…

Penne N’ Cheese with Brussels Sprouts

I’m going to be honest here. I’ve never actually had the famous American Mac N’ Cheese. Which isn’t really a weird thing since I’m Dutch and there’s lots of people here that have never had it nor heard of it. But as someone who has been quite obsessed with the US and its traditional cooking…