Appetizers and Snacks

Crostini Misti (Mixed Crostini)

Loreto February 20, 2017

Crostini Misti (Mixed Crostini), an array of flavors from artichokes and cannellini puree, to salami and ricotta, vibrant flavors and beautiful presentation sure to tantalize your guests at your next gathering!

CROSTINI MISTI

Crostini Misti (Mixed Crostini), sure to liven up your party with elegant presentation, and a plethora of interesting flavor combinations.

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Cookies, Dessert

Lingue di Gatto, Italian butter Cookies

Nicoletta February 18, 2017

Lingue di Gatto, Cat’s Tongues, are my favorite Italian butter cookies, crumbly, thin and light as air, they melt in your mouth, leaving you wanting another and then another…

Lingue di Gatto, Italian butter cookies

Lingue di Gatto, Cat’s Tongues, or Langues de Chat since they are probably of French origin, are delicate little cookies, buttery, crisp and paper thin, that owe their name to the resemblance to a cat’s tongue, long and narrow, with a rough surface. But do not let the name fool you because they are the most exquisite, melt in your mouth, butter cookie you’ll ever taste. Perfect alongside an afternoon cup of tea, they’ll disappear quickly as you find yourself and your guests eating one after another without being able to stop.

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Meat and Poultry

Black Bean Beef Burger Sliders

Loreto February 16, 2017

Black Bean Beef Burger Sliders, a wonderful way to enjoy a burger without that feeling of being stuffed and heavy. Hosting wonderful flavors such as the black bean marinade, caramelized onions and beautifully crisp sweet potato spirals, which leaves your taste buds with a roller coaster of sensations!

Black Bean Beef Burger Sliders

Black Bean Beef Burger Sliders, a delicious charred mini burger, with loads of flavors encased by a wonderful grilled ciabatta bun. What better way to beat the winter blahs than with these beauties.

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Pasta, Pizza, Risotto, Vegetarian

Fettuccine al Cacao with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Pear

Loreto February 14, 2017

Fettuccine al Cacao with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Pear, a dish with romantic flavors and tantalizing textures, a great way to show your valentine how much you adore them!

Fettuccine al Cacao with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Pear

[This post is sponsored by the  Italian Centre Shop. We were financially compensated but, as always, all opinions are completely our own].

Fettuccine al Cacao with Gorgonzola, Walnuts and Pear,  here is a dish with the wow factor, beautiful home made chocolate fettuccine, tender, amazing taste profile, with a sauce of melted Gorgonzola, walnuts and pear, hosting multiple textures and unique flavors. A perfect dish for that romantic Valentines dinner!

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Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

Anniversary Berry Tart with Vanilla bean Pastry Cream

Nicoletta February 12, 2017

Anniversary Berry Tart with Vanilla bean Pastry Cream,  a buttery, crumbly pate sucrée, filled with a delightful, silky vanilla bean pastry cream and topped with fresh raspberries, blueberries, and a grating of lemon zest. To celebrate our two years of incredible blogging.

Anniversary Berry Tart with Vanilla bean Pastry Cream

N: It’s hard to believe that tomorrow our blog is turning two! Two years for Loreto and I food blogging in our bustling kitchen, sharing the space, meals, experiences and inspirations.

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Dips, Sauces and Spreads, Gluten-free, Side Dishes, Vegan

Arugula, Pear and Watermelon Radish Salad

Nicoletta February 10, 2017

Arugula, Pear and Watermelon Radish Salad, healthy and tasty lunch idea, dairy and nut free, or flavorful and colorful side dish to any dinner. The vinaigrette is the star of this dish: sweet and tangy, refreshing and delicious.

Arugula Pear and Watermelon Radish Salad

At times I wonder how I can still like having a salad for lunch when the weather outside is freezing. I mean, in the past week the temperatures took another deep dive, and left us in a brutal cold every day. The wind was so chilled I couldn’t stick my nose out, so, again, I was stuck in the house with my trusted companions, the adorable cats Wonton and Bailey.

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