Eggplants and oven-baked caponata

Summer is in full force (in every sense of the word!) now and this means that there is an abundance of eggplants in all shapes, colours and sizes at my local market. Italy is one…

2015-07-21

Stovetop pan-baked flatbreads

If I had to choose my fondest food-related memory from my childhood, it would have to be watching my Sicilian nonni making sourdough bread in their backyard in suburban Sydney. Their ‘bakery’ was basically an…

2015-07-19

Three different ways to make ice-cream at home

I’ve been inspired lately to become active on my previously-dormant Instagram account. After experimenting with the app’s features, I found that they can do a lot to enhance smartphone photos. So far, the main subjects…

2015-07-15

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