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Light and Fluffy Italian Homemade Gnocchi

Light and Fluffy Italian Homemade Gnocchi

The traditional Italian homemade gnocchi are light, fluffy, they melt in your mouth and you can actually taste the potatoes. Very different from the ones already made which tend to have too much flour because they have to last longer on the shelf. My husband calls them lead balls. Also some recipes use eggs, I don’t. My homemade gnocchi are… Read more →

Italian Bruschetta virgin olive oil and garlic

The Original Italian Bruschetta

Every Italian Barbecue starts with an Italian Bruschetta : rustic bread cut in slices and toasted over the charcoal. If you want to know more about Bruschetta read the article: 4 Bruschette Toppings Using Virgin Olive Oil Also find  out more about Jamie’s Italian Buyer’s Guide To Olive Oil           For instructions on recipes template see… Read more →

Aubergine caviar

Aubergine Caviar

Aubergine caviar may sound sophisticated, however it is very simple to make. Jump to Recipe 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… Read more →

the easiest and quickest homemade hummus

Easiest Homemade Hummus

This homemade hummus is my ‘magical fix’ when guests show up unexpectedly. Jump to Recipe 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… Read more →

Nocino leftover walnuts

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. Jump to Recipe 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,… 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. Jump to Recipe If you want to found out more on how to buy… Read more →