Breakfast and Brunch, Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

Citrus Olive Oil Cake

Nicoletta May 26, 2018

Citrus Olive Oil Cake, rich and aromatic, so moist it lasts for days, with a beautiful crust housing the most delicious flavors of olive oil, Meyer lemon and orange.

Song of the day: Something got me started, by Simply Red.

Citrus Olive Oil Cake

Citrus fruits and extra virgin olive oil must be two of the most common items to find in our kitchen. We make sure never to run out of either one, in fact, we have always good supplies of both.

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Dips, Sauces and Spreads, Meat and Poultry

Spiced Meatballs with Greek Yogurt Mint Sauce

Loreto May 24, 2018

Spiced Meatballs with Greek Yogurt Mint Sauce, a perfect recipe for a Mediterranean dinner night. Beautifully spiced little meatballs with a refreshing yogurt mint sauce all wrapped up in a warm soft pita. So finger licking good!

Song of the day: Dune Mosse – Zucchero & Miles Davis.

Spiced Meatballs with Greek Yogurt Mint Sauce

Spiced Meatballs with Greek Yogurt Mint Sauce takes wonderful Mediterranean organic ingredients to a whole new level of flavor, texture, and beauty in a handheld simple fun way to eat!

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Breakfast and Brunch, Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

Pinolata, Italian Pine Nut Cake

Nicoletta May 21, 2018

Pinolata, Italian Pine Nut Cake, a dense but soft, mildly sweet and nutty cake, it’s the perfect dunk-in-your-coffee treat, ideal for breakfast/brunch, snack, or as a dessert. A classic cake, popular throughout Italy with variations according to the Region. A Pine Nut torta that seems to come straight out of grandma’s oven.

Song of the day: Hunger by Florence and The Machine.

Pinolata, Italian Pine Nut Cake

[This post is sponsored by The Italian Centre Shop. We’ve been compensated but -as always- all opinions are our own.]

I wish I could say that my passion for baking began watching my grandmother and mother in the kitchen creating the sweet treats for our family to enjoy. Nothing like that. On the contrary, I “envy” a little bit the ones that can attribute their cakes to their grandma’s recipe, or recall making it in the kitchen with their mom.

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Appetizers and Snacks, Meat and Poultry

Savory Mini Cheesecake with Ricotta and Mortadella

Loreto May 17, 2018

Savory Mini Cheesecake with Ricotta and Mortadella, are the perfect party pleaser appetizer, with its rustic but elegant feel and delightful and rich ingredients making it a real crowd pleaser for your next backyard gathering! Thanks to the wonderful ingredients from The Italian Centre Shop we were able to create just that!

Song of the day: “Magnolia” by Negrita.

Savory mini cheesecake with ricotta and mortadella

[This post is sponsored by The Italian Centre Shop. We’ve been compensated but -as always- all opinions are our own.]

Savory Mini Cheesecake with Ricotta and Mortadella is a lovely marriage of saltine cracker and butter base, creamy ricotta blended with chive layer, topped with these incredibly fragrant and flavorful mortadella quenelles, olive oil, and crushed pistachio. Spoon after spoon of amazing taste and texture sensations!

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Breakfast and Brunch, Meat and Poultry

Green Onion Cake BLT

Loreto May 15, 2018

Green Onion Cake BLT, a beautiful fusion take on a Canadian classic using wonderful ingredients and a whole lot of passion and creativity, for a totally incredible flavor and texture experience!

Song of the day: “Good Morning” by John Legend.

Green Onion Cake BLT

Green Onion Cake BLT hosts wonderfully ripe vine tomatoes, tender fresh butter leaf lettuce, Mizuna greens, crisp thick cut country style bacon, a zesty Asian mayo and a crispy oh so delicious green onion cake. A fusion of East meets West in an incredible dance of flavor and texture!

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Pasta, Pizza, Risotto, Vegan/Vegetarian

Taleggio Mushroom & Fresh Herb Pizza

Nicoletta May 12, 2018

Taleggio Mushroom & Fresh Herb Pizza, a great creative collaboration of fresh meets flavorful for a most delightful, mouthwatering experience.

Song of the day: “Shiny Happy People,” R.E.M.

Taleggio, Mushroom & Fresh Herb Pizza

You don’t need much to make me happy. Just say, “tonight we’re having Pizza!” and I’m on cloud nine. Even if it means I have to make the dough from scratch, that doesn’t take away from the experience. On the contrary, it adds big time, ’cause I get to play with flour, have my hands in the dough, kneading away…

Let’s all get happy and make a beautiful Taleggio, Mushroom & Fresh Herb Pizza!

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