Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

Roasted Strawberry Shortcakes

Nicoletta August 14, 2018

Roasted Strawberry Shortcakes: crumbly whole wheat biscuits, filled with a voluptuous Chantilly cream and juicy roasted strawberries. Just when you think summer is almost over, life can still surprise you with beautiful organically grown strawberries like the ones we used in this scrumptious dessert.

Song of the day: Miracles (Someone Special) – Coldplay & Big Sean

Roasted strawberry shortcakes

The question people ask us more often is How did you guys meet. Good question, indeed, and one that, when we answer with the story, bring smiles and fuzzy feelings, and exclamations like That is so romantic!

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Pasta, Pizza, Risotto, Vegan/Vegetarian

Pizza Pesto, Zucchini & Flowers

Loreto August 12, 2018

Pizza Pesto, Zucchini & Flowers, introduces a wonderful vegetable blossom to the mix on a deliciously baked pizza. Sweet zucchini and zucchini flowers meet a bold and incredible arugula pesto on a crispy Italian thin crust!

Song of the day: “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young.

Pizza Pesto, Zucchini & Flowers

Pizza Pesto, Zucchini & Flowers, takes one of our favorite foods to incredible new heights making our pizza night a thing to remember.

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Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

Classic French Chocolate Profiteroles

Nicoletta August 10, 2018

Classic French Chocolate Profiteroles, my favorite dessert ever, is made of delicate chouquettes (puffs), filled with Chantilly cream, and topped with a luscious dark chocolate ganache, assembled in a mound. Today, the Eat the World train is stopping in France.

Song of the day: I Want a Little Sugar In My Bowl, Nina Simone.

Classic French Chocolate Profiteroles

If you ask me what dessert I associate with my birthday, it all comes down to two amazing European delights, both involving chocolate: the Austrian Sacher Torte, and the French Profiteroles.

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Pasta, Pizza, Risotto, Vegan/Vegetarian

Mushroom Truffle Four Cheese Lasagna

Loreto August 8, 2018

Mushroom Truffle Four Cheese Lasagna, layers of tender pasta filled with plump succulent mushrooms and a luscious mushroom truffle cream. Nothing says comfort and scrumptious food like this dish!

Song of the day: “The Best” by Tina Turner.

Mushroom Truffle Four Cheese Lasagna

[This post is done in partnership with Mushrooms Canada. We received compensation, but as always, all opinions are our own.]

Mushroom Truffle Four Cheese Lasagna is a dish that will entice every mushroom lover out there. Deliciously sauteed mushrooms, melted gooey cheeses, an incredible creamy sauce with a hint of truffle, and beautiful crispy and tender pasta. A truly mouthwatering experience.

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Breakfast and Brunch, Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Canning, Pickling, Dessert

Italian Crostata with Homemade Haskap Jam

Nicoletta August 5, 2018

Italian Crostata with Homemade Haskap Jam, a delicious dessert made of a crumbly short pastry topped with a velvety sweet and tart homemade jam. A typical Italian dessert to end a Sunday lunch or dinner. Bonus recipe: Easy  No-Pectin Haskap Jam.

Song of the day: Seven Days – Sting

Italian Crostata with Homemade Haskap Jam

Until I came to Canada there was no such thing as Sunday supper. Sunday was all about lunch: at my parents, at my grannies, at my place, at friends, at relatives, either we hosted or were the guests, or went out to eat, it was always a Sunday lunch.

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Gluten-free, Side Dishes, Vegan/Vegetarian

Scarola alla Napoletana [Sauteed Escarole with Olives, Raisins, and Pine Nuts]

Loreto August 3, 2018

Scarola alla Napoletana [Sauteed Escarole with Olives, Raisins, and Pine Nuts], takes a homegrown vegetable to incredible levels of texture and taste.

Song of the day: “Miserere” by Zucchero & Luciano Pavarotti.

Scarola alla Napoletana-Sauteed Escarole with Olives, raisins, and Pine Nuts

Scarola alla Napoletana [Sauteed Escarole with Olives, Raisins, and Pine Nuts] is a simple but elevated dish combining textures and sweet/savory combinations to give you a side dish that will have everyone asking for a second helping.

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