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Sea Scallops - Capesante gratinate - Ingredients1

Valentine’s day is just a few days away. And, if you’re anything like me you’re trying to decide what to make for dinner for that special someone. I don’t really like going out for dinner on Valentine’s day. If you guys have checked out my Instagram account lately the hubby and I go out for […]

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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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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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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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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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