Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

Strawberry Rhubarb Galette with Buckwheat Crust

Nicoletta June 21, 2018

Strawberry Rhubarb Galette with Buckwheat Crust, the perfect balance of sweet and tart, softness and crunch. Beautiful organic fruit is encased in a light and crispy crust made with  part buckwheat flour. Warm or cold, with ice cream, whipped cream, or just plain, this galette is going to steal hearts.

Song of the day: Crazy On You – Heart.

Strawberry Rhubarb Galette with Buckwheat Crust

Although red is not on top of my favorite colors’ list, not in my clothing, accessories, or in home accents, red fruit ranks high on my preference list. Strawberries, raspberries, cherries, plums, apples, and pomegranate brighten my days with their lively, ruby hue. Lately, also a red vegetable before unknown to me has quickly become one of my favorite foods to bake with: rhubarb.

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Pasta, Pizza, Risotto, Vegan/Vegetarian

Asparagus Mascarpone Ravioloni

Loreto June 18, 2018

Asparagus Mascarpone Ravioloni in a brown butter, sage and macadamia nut sauce has amazing flavor and texture taking our taste buds to new levels of enjoyment. A tender homemade pasta holds beautifully sauteed organic asparagus and mascarpone filling leaving nothing but bliss on your tongue.

Song of the day: “Just the Two of Us” by Bill Whithers.

Asparagus Mascarpone Ravioloni

Asparagus Mascarpone Ravioloni is a perfect dish to embellish fresh organic locally grown Asparagus. Factor in a sweet mascarpone and beautifully sauteed garlic and shallots and you have a filling for the most tender and tasty Ravioloni.

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Meat and Poultry

Dry Rubbed Pressure Cooked and Grilled Ribs

Loreto June 16, 2018

Dry Rubbed Pressure Cooked and Grilled Ribs, yes, two modes of cooking, and a result that is out of this world off the bone tender, with so much flavor, you definitely will be licking your fingers!

Song of the day: “Give Me One Reason” by Tracy Chapman.

Dry rubbed Pressure Cooked and Grilled Ribs

Dry Rubbed Pressure Cooked and Grilled Ribs take the amazing infusion of spices via a dry rub and some marinating time. The next phase some time in a pressure cooker to seal all those flavors into the ribs, and finally on the grill braising these babies with all that good dry rubbed stuff and liquid left in the pressure cooker to use as a glaze. If your family loves ribs, then tantalize their taste buds with these!

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Breakfast and Brunch, Cakes, Pies & Tarts, Dessert

Summer Fruit Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Nicoletta June 13, 2018

Summer Fruit Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake, a delightful cake with a citrus flavor, juicy summer fruit tucked in the batter, and crunchy, lively, poppy seeds. A “breakfast” cake, or a “no-fuss” dessert, that kids and grown-ups will love.

Song of the day: “Good Old Days” – Macklemore Feat. Kesha.

Summer Berry Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

The first time I served my parents a lemon poppy seed cake I was in Rome at their place, two years ago and my mother asked me if I was sure poppy seeds were edible before putting a piece in her mouth. I reassured her that they were and that in Canada poppy seeds were widely used in cakes paired with citrus fruit.

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Fish and Seafood

Smorgastarta, Swedish Sandwich Cake

Loreto June 10, 2018

Smorgastarta, Swedish Sandwich Cake, beautiful to the eye and layers of flavors and textures to feast on. At first glance, you think wow this is a wonderful cake, but then you look closer and you realize this is savory with notes of smoked salmon and dill, radishes, egg salad and chives tweaking the flavor at each stop! Truly a work of art! Welcome to Eat the World and this month’s stop to Sweden.

Song of the day: “Mamma Mia” by ABBA.

Smorgastarta, Swedish Sandwich Cake

Smorgastarta, Swedish Sandwich Cake, truly brings the artist out of you. Intricate layers united by a cream cheese/yogurt spread stepped up in flavor with the moistest and delicious salmon you could ever taste. Add an egg salad and a most beautiful array of color and poise on top, and we have a real surprise in taste and texture. Come with us, let’s Eat the World and experience Sweden together!

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Breakfast and Brunch, Dessert

Best Ever Chocolate Babka

Nicoletta June 8, 2018

Best Ever Chocolate Babka, combines a light and tender homemade brioche dough, with a rich and scrumptious filling made of dark chocolate, butter, cocoa, icing sugar, and cinnamon. Finished off with a brushing of simple syrup, you would want to eat it slightly warm for a sensorial experience you’ll never forget!

Song of the day: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Eurythmics.

Best ever chocolate babka

I hardly say things like “the best ever” associated with my baked goods, mostly due to my deep insecurity and being very hard on myself all the time So, if I’m here saying that this chocolate babka is the best ever, you might as well believe me.

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