4 Years Living in Italy, The Real Deal….

Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life is a famous quote by Anna Kortovova. Yes, it is true… but is moving to Italy right for you? Now, after 4 years of living in Italy, here’s my take on important ups and downs I’ve encountered to keep it real. First, […]

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TORTA AL CIOCCOLATO FONDENTE CREMOSA

TORTA AL CIOCCOLATO FONDENTE CREMOSA If you love chocolate, you will love this cake with a soft gooey center! Ingredients 250 g of good quality dark chocolate 4 medium eggs 140 of icing sugar (If you prefer sweeter you increase to 160-180 g) 100 g of butter 1 generous spoonful of potato starch a few […]

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Succulent Pear Desserts

Succulent Pear Desserts If you like pears, you will love these dressed up pear desserts.  Chocolate or Cheese filled will be question of which to make first.  Each dessert is unique in it’s own way and by the end of the video your mouth will be watering.  Hey, you might even run out to the […]

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TORTINI DI ZUCCHINI

TORTINI DI ZUCCHINI If you like zucchini, here’s a great recipe your guests will love.  It makes a great grab and go snack and is perfect for parties. The video directions are very easy to follow. Ingredients 2 zucchini 250 g Fresh ricotta 1 roll Puff pastry rectangular 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon of instant yeast […]

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How to use Brutto and Cattivo in Italian

How to use Brutto and Cattivo in Italian When trying to say something is bad, the Italian words brutto and cattivo may come to mind.  However, the words are not interchangeable and are used when describing different things.  Brutto has to do with looks and Cattivo has to do with bad tasting or bad behavior. […]

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Top 10 Regional Italian Dishes

Top 10 Regional Italian Dishes If you are traveling in Italy, here are the top 10 regional Italian dishes you must try according to Mojo Travels.  Locations covered in this video include Puglia, Umbria, Abruzzo, Trentino Alto Adige, Emilia Romagna, Sicily, Lombardy, Tuscany, Lazio and Campania.  See if you can guess the foods of each […]

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Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe

Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe  Focaccia is an easy bread to make and you can add many different toppings.  It’s a great on the go snack, or the perfect compliment to many meals.  Here’s a recipe with olives, rosemary and sea salt courtesy of cook, bake and taste. – 600g bread flour – 400ml warm water […]

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Giant Ferrero Rocher Cake

Giant Ferrero Rocher Cake If you like Ferrero Rocher, you will love this cake.  Watch the eyes of those sampling when you bring out this cake.  It’s very easy to make and is a no bake cake.  Enjoy! Video and recipe courtesy of Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio. Ingredients • 750g Nutella • 4x175g Hazelnut cookie […]

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Lemon Granita

Lemon Granita This is a recipe I make often during the hot summer months in Florence.  Sometimes to give it a kick, I add limoncello.  The recipe I use for limoncello is here Lemon granita Ingredients (6 servings) • 2 cups (500 ml) of water • 2 cups (500 ml) of strained lemon juice • […]

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How To Start an Herb Garden

How To Start an Herb Garden If you don’t already have an herb garden or haven’t had much success with it, here’s a video which will walk you through the process of starting your own garden.  Think fresh herbs such as oregano, parsley, basil and more! Video from youtube Italy is a dream that keeps […]

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