About Us

A couple’s diary in a bustling kitchen

Nicoletta February 13, 2015


  • Hi, I am Nicoletta and I am Italian, from the beautiful city of Rome, adopted Canadian thanks to my husband. When I do not bake/travel/take pics, I enjoy reading, painting watercolors, laughing with my husband, watching the sunset, smelling the flowers. I love the sea breeze, sunny days, people’s smiles, poses on a yoga mat, quivers of the soul. I believe that every human being is born with a unique and inimitable talent. Our task is to recognize it and make it grow, thus participating in the design of creation.
  • Hi, I am Loreto and I am a Canadian born of Italian parents, brought back to my roots thanks to my beautiful wife, who inspires me every day to be creative. When I am not cooking, I enjoy playing musical instruments, singing, take in a theater production, witnessing art at the galleries, writing, and interior design/architecture. I have learned over the years to live in gratitude and enjoy the moment, which I share with my love Nicoletta.

Welcome to SugarLoveSpices

Our blog is about love, passion, food, family, friends, and people we meet along the way. It is about wanting to find the freedom of your extraordinary in the kitchen as well as in everyday life, and using your intuition to be creative and daring. The recipes we will share will reflect our respect for the traditional Italian fares and also a place to go wild and mix flavors and cultures creating your own fusion cuisine. You will find recipes from our favorite sources (cookbooks or other blogs) along with original recipes and techniques from our own kitchen, musing on ingredients, ethical farming, beautiful people, great utensils, restaurant and travel experiences. Our love of local organic producers is what defines our way of life and a respect for the treatment of plants and animals. We believe in the energy that you put into your cooking. We are not professional chefs or photographers, we only love food and photography (and travel), very very much.

As for the name of our blog, it represents the three fundamental ingredients amongst many in the pantry of our life. Nicoletta, the Sugar, sweet and gentle, with her love for baking and baked goods. Love, the energy that fuels the scents that emanate from our kitchen and everywhere while we cook. Loreto, the Spices, passionate about cultures and people, funny, creative in everything he does. Sugar loves Spices and she is loved back. What a beautiful fairy tale, for those who wish to join in our adventure.


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    Reply Liz | Bubble Tea For Dinner April 25, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Loreto and Nicoletta, I nominated you for a Blogger Recognition Award! ^^ . It’s optional, but fun, https://tinyurl.com/lnzo7zg Congratulations!

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta April 26, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Thank you so much! What a fun award 🙂 .

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    Reply nita February 15, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Y’all are simply the cutest! I’m so glad to have discovered your blog 🙂

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto February 16, 2018 at 6:56 am

      Thank you so much! So glad you’re here 🙂 .

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