Apricot sorbet

Yesterday I inadvertently found myself with an oversupply of apricots after my in-laws surprised me by bringing over several kilos of them! To think, I had just gone to market and bought some! Anyway, these…

2015-07-08

Cherry-picking in the Monferrato countryside

For several years our cherry trees in the Monferrato hills would not bear any fruit. They had been planted over a hundred years ago by my husband’s great grandfather. We had therefore all assumed that…

2015-06-30

Blueberry focaccia

Blueberries are now in full season and currently gracing the stands at my local market. To my great delight, they are proving to be a big hit with my 14 month old daughter.  Just when…

2015-06-21

Why I draw the line at using the word ‘authentic’

With a deliciously ‘inauthentic’ yoghurt and mint panna cotta recipe to follow! As you some of you may know, I recently joined the #BloggingPiemonte group.  Members of this group have varying interests and backgrounds (I…

2015-06-10

Greek-style yoghurt

Until recently, I had always used a yoghurt maker and UHT milk to make my weekly fix of yoghurt. Lately though, I’ve been inspired to try alternate methods of making it and to find ways…

2015-06-01

Zuccotto

Last month, I wrote about the fun I was having with my new Thermomix and the brioche bread I could finally make without getting sticky fingers. So I started making it more often. However, I…

2015-04-28

Brioche bread

This month, the Bimby (in Italy, this is the name for the Thermomix by Vorwerk)  I ordered before Christmas finally arrived. I’ve been making up for lost time since its eagerly anticipated arrival and have…

2015-03-23

Artichokes

I’ve always found that March is a transitional month at the market. There’s not much left in terms of fruit (at least if you  try to stick to local produce) and winter veggies such as…

2015-03-16

Chocolate chip cookies

A typical Italian breakfast differs greatly from the average Australian one. Back home, I’d have yoghurt, cereal, or something savoury (a big favourite of mine is toast with eggs, peanut butter or avocado!). Here in…

2015-02-24