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Sagra Polpo - Sign

This past weekend, August 7-9th was Tellaro’s Sagra del Polpo, Octopus Festival. Lo scorso fine settimana, dal 7 al 9 agosto, c’è stata la Sagra del Polpo di Tellaro.     As per my last post all about Tellaro, the festival commemorates the octopus that saved the village from pirates. Come ho spiegato nel mio […]

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house with stairs on water - tellaro

  My husband is from a fabulously beautiful town on the Ligurian coast, also known as the Italian Riviera. Just in case you think that my love of this place is fuzzed by my affection for my husband, I’d like to note that Travel and Leisure listed Tellaro as one of Europe’s most beautiful villages. […]

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Terrace - Ostello Bello

Last Tuesday I did a mini staycation all about discovering or rediscovering beautiful locations here in Milan called the #3hMilan Tour. Created by Valentina from Via Col Viaggio in conjunction with Stamp Travel #3hMilan began at perhaps Milan’s most memorable landmark the ‘Duomo’ and ended at the Mercato Metropolitano.   It’s a great tour to […]

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fresh tomato sauce with tagliatelle

My mother-in-law is a perfectionist, so much so that I wanted to do a blog just for her and call it: the ‘Perfect Italian Housewife’ or something of the sort. She cooks, she cleans, she gardens, she sews, she knits, she embroiders…. That way I could share her secrets with other people like me who […]

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Raw Vegan Strawberry blueberry tart

  They say “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. Well, this post is all about imitation and inspiration. C’e’ un detto in inglese “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. più o meno vuole dire se qualcuno ti imita ti sta facendo un gran complimento. Questo post e tutto sull’imitazione e l’ispirazione. About a […]

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separated coconut milk

Making whipped coconut cream-frosting is actually really easy if you can find actual “coconut cream”. But from experience I know that coconut cream isn’t always easy to find. So I decided to write a blog post about how to make coconut cream from coconut milk. Fare il frosting con la crema di cocco (coconut cream) […]

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vegan carrot cupcake - 3 cakes in photo

As you all know carrot cake holds a special place in my heart. I love the traditional recipe we make but I decided it would be nice to make a version that my family members that are allergic to eggs and dairy could eat as well as my vegan friends. Come sapete la torta di […]

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trattoria del nuovo macello - dessert

You know those moments when you are so hungry that you can’t think. Or even worse you’re so hungry you could chew someone’s head off. Not literally, because you don’t want to eat them, but you are in a mood where you can tell them where to shove it and then some. I was there. […]

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Ligurian style artichoke pie - torta salata air carciofi ligure - with logo

When artichoke season comes around I can’t help but crave “torta salata ai carciofi” artichoke pie. In Italy just about all savory pies/tarts/quiches are called “torta salata”. It’s one of those everything and nothing phrases. With that said some of the most famous “torte salate” (that’s the plural version) come from Liguria. This is the […]

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slice - pastiera napoletana

It’s official, I’m obsessed with “la pastiera napoletana”. This dessert from Naples is traditionally served for the Easter. It has a bit of crunch given from a thick shortcrust pastry combined with the creaminess of ricotta. Add in a little cinnamon, vanilla, orange blossom water, plus candied fruit, and you get bit of pop of […]

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