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

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