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Aubergine caviar

Aubergine Caviar

Aubergine caviar may sound sophisticated, however it is very simple to make. It is baked aubergine with plenty of garlic, thyme and olive oil. I have found many versions of this recipe with many more ingredients, but I prefer the simplicity of this version. I like to serve it as a dip for bruschetta, and if I have some leftover,… Read more →

the easiest and quickest homemade hummus

Easiest Homemade Hummus

This homemade hummus is my ‘magical fix’ when guests show up unexpectedly. I always have a can of chickpeas in the cupboard, some garlic and lemon. I mix all the ingredients together in a blender and within seconds the humus dip is made. I also keep a supply of baguette in the freezer for such occasions, however it is best… Read more →

Nocino recipe Cut the walnuts into quarters

Nocino Recipe After Dinner Liquor

This Nocino recipe is a family treasure, it was given to me from my Aunt Anna, my father’s sister. It is a great liquor to offer after dinner. While a cold Limoncello is great for the summer, the Nocino is perfect for winter. Nocino is made with green walnuts hull, which contains juglone and has antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic effects. It… Read more →

Picnic French Sandwich with local ingredients

Original French Sandwich

If you are vacationing on the French Riviera I would recommend trying at least once a French sandwich, an alternative to the beach kiosk or cafes: a DIY lunch. A good way is to try local regional products: bread, cheese, ham, fruits, vegetables and detox water. If you want to found out more on how to buy local produce to… Read more →

Neapolitan Fried dough pizza recipe

Neapolitan Fried Dough Pizza Recipe

Fried dough pizza recipe is a traditional dish originating from the Neapolitan street food after War world 2.  This plate is simple to make and easy to present at parties as it can be warmed up just before serving. This recipe was presented by Eliana de Matteis during her cooking class at the Mediathec Pole Culturel Auguste Escoffier, Villeneuve Loubet… Read more →

swiss roll sponge homemade crystallised violets butter cream and pistachios

Swiss Roll Sponge Recipe

The Swiss roll sponge recipe is a cake made with whisked eggs. It has a light texture, and it is used as the base for layered cakes or filled rolls. It requires a little bit of work, but its softness perfectly combines with a cream filling. Here I am using the buttercream version from the Almond Meringue served with Butter… Read more →

american chocolate brownies

Classic American Brownies

These brownies are devilishly delicious, and unhealthy. They are so chocolaty, gooey and there is so much butter in them. So don’t indulge, if you can resist them! Time to prepare 40 minutes: difficulty low Storage Recommendations Not suitable for the freezer Keep for 3 days For instructions about the recipes template, see post: Food Madness: Digital & Apps  For… Read more →

American Homemade Pancakes

Pancakes are the perfect breakfast when children’s friends are staying for sleepover. For the young ones I use Animal or Transport shapes moulds which a friend brought me from USA. Pancakes immediately become the best breakfast they ever had. For teenagers moulds wouldn’t work, speed and quantity is what makes them happy. Time to prepare 30 minutes: difficulty low Storage… Read more →