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Nespresso – George Clooney

Nespresso – George Clooney Nespresso, known for its coffee machines and capsules puts out fun commercials starring George Clooney.  Here’s a commercial released on October 16th, 2018 called “The Quest” with George Clooney andGame of Thrones” actress Natalie Dormer. . www.nespresso.com

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Pumpkin Risotto & Pumpkin Arancini

Pumpkin Risotto & Pumpkin Arancini Here are 2 great pumpkin dishes that are delicious ways to make use of your Halloween pumpkin.  Try pumpkin risotto and then with your leftovers, fry up some pumpkin arancini! Pumpkin Risotto INGREDIENTS: 1 x kilo pumpkin (cut into small cubes) 750-1k Arborio rice 250g Pancetta EVOO Fresh sage leaves […]

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Sformato di spinaci

 sformato di spinaci Here’s a great starter or side dish to compliment any meal. Ingredients 1 onion 500 grams of thawed spinach 6 slices of pan loaf 1 glass of milk 2 eggs 200 grams of stringy cheese 4 tablespoons of grated parmesan Breadcrumbs Salt Olive oil  Video courtesy of casano8a

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Tomato Galette

Tomato Galette This galette can be made with any type of tomato so don’t limit this recipe to just heirloom tomatoes. Heirloom Tomato Galette Serves 6 1 pie crust 3-4 large heirloom tomatoes, varying colors, sliced thick 1 C. ricotta cheese 10-12 sprigs of fresh thyme 1/2 onion, sliced 1 tsp. olive oil salt and pepper […]

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Mussels Gratin

Mussels Gratin If you like mussels you will love mussels gratin.  Here’s a simple recipe all will enjoy. Ingredients: mussels Extra virgin olive oil capers Cherry tomatoes parsley breadcrumbs anchovies black pepper garlic  Video from youtube courtesy of Italian Food

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Mousse con crema al formaggio e caramello salato

Mousse con crema al formaggio e caramello salato 175 g of granulated sugar 60 ml of water 250 ml of fresh cream 3-4 g of salt 250 g Philadelphia 250 g of cow’s milk ricotta 50 g of powdered sugar grated rind of 1/2 lemon dried amaretti Preparation In a saucepan pour the granulated sugar […]

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Pasta Fredda

Pasta Fredda Pasta Fredda with pomodorini pesto and mozzarella is the perfect summertime dish.    Served cold or room temperature it is great to bring or serve at outdoor parties, picnics and more.  Simple and easy to make and filled with flavor. Ingredients for 4 people   400 g of short pasta 200 g of […]

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Crostata tiramisù

Crostata tiramisù INGREDIENTS for a 28cm tart: For the base: 2 eggs, 250 g flour, 150 g sugar, 70 ml of vegetable oil, 50 ml of milk, lemon peel, a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon yeast , 60 ml of sweetened coffee to wet for the mascarpone cream: 2 yolks, 150g sugar, 400g of mascarpone, […]

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Recommended Restaurants —The Real Deal!

Recommended Restaurants —The Real Deal! We all have different tastes and know what we like. Visiting a new country is about stretching your comfort zone and experiencing something new, but how far out do you want to reach? This isn’t a post listing restaurants I recommend in Florence. In fact, it is a post about […]

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Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart Ingredients: Almond Chocolate Sweet Pastry 1 1/4 cups (160g) flour 1/4 cup (30g) ground almonds 1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup (50g) sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1 stick (110 g) cold unsalted butter, cut into small (1/2-inch) cubes 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 1-2 tbsp ice water Caramel […]

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