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ponche de creme - flirty foodie

You have to have a bottle of ponche de creme in the house during Christmas time in Trinidad and Tobago. There holiday season is all about visiting people, and hosting guests, no invitation needed. My mother always made bottles of the stuff at the beginning of the season to last through the month. The raw […]

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I already liked the restaurant: sleek, clean, modern lines, gray color palate, plus wooden tables and lots of cushions that brought warmth to the space. But, after one of the owners, Pier Giulio, came to our table and explained that he (Italian) opened the restaurant thanks to his wife, Lily, (foreigner) I was even more […]

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Speck

I love the concept behind the sharing economy. So much so that I’ve been thinking about doing my own home restaurants for over a year now. But then life happens, which in my case meant I inexplicably couldn’t stand long enough to make myself a meal, much less make a meal for a group of […]

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Sono Foodie, Flirty Foodie. Inviata speciale al evento “Pure tu vuoi fare lo Chef?”. Scherzi a parte sono andata ad un evento sulla ristorazione circa un mese fa. Devo dire che era veramente molto interessante. A meta’ giornata ero così contenta che stavo pensando… forse anch’io posso aprire un ristorante. Tenete conto che anche se […]

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Taste and Travel - Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie

The date for the Cascine Orsine Harvest Party was scheduled for 27 november 2015. Considering the proximity to Thanksgiving, I decided to do a Thanksgiving themed harvest party. After all, Thanksgiving is the original American harvest party, started as a holiday to give thanks for the good harvest. Avendo fissato la data della festa il […]

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Cascine Orsine - Grape Vines

Some months ago I got it in my head that I wanted to have/organize a harvest party. I’m not really sure what I decided why this idea came into my head. It was like the result of a variety of outside forces that led to this idea. But who, what, where, how was I going […]

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Mini Pumpkin Pies

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Mini Pumpkin Pies - In hands

I’ve been busy busy busy thinking about and planning the Thanksgiving Harvest Party at the Cascine Orsine. It’s been the thought that has filled my mind for weeks now. My hubby “D” says he can’t wait until it’s over. But I can’t remember the last time I was this happy about restless nights. Anyways, after […]

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Plated Porcini Mushrooms and Polenta - Flirty Foodie

I’m feeling pampered. This past weekend, the hubby ‘D’ cooked every single meal. Some time ago, this would have probably annoyed me. The kitchen is/was my domain. But, I’ve come to realize that he does this because: 1. He actually really likes to cook. Over the weekends, he has the time and energy to do […]

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stuffed ligurian vegetable - verdure ripiene ligure

(ricetta in italiano sotto) Recipe development is not something that comes easily to me. Not to say that it’s hard either. It’s just that I, like so many home cooks, believe that food is all about improvising: opening up my fridge, seeing what’s inside, and putting something together that’s delicious and also nutritious. So often […]

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Rummo Pasta Selfie

The town to Benevento and surrounding areas have recently been hit by torrential rains leading to widespread flooding, leaving about 1,500 people without homes and jobs. Amongst those hit is the pasta maker Rummo. Much of their machinery washed away or filled with mud, and pasta that was ready for shipping was destroyed. Which is […]

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