Let’s do it healthy – Chocolate and Cinnamon Oats Smoothie

Let’s do it healthy – Chocolate and Cinnamon Oats Smoothie

 This is really a quick post because today I am working on shooting my monthly contribution to Sale & Pepe and I really did the photos for this post because I wanted to test out the light settings, this is…

A treat for every season – Cannelloni With ZucchinI, Ricotta and Tomato Sauce

A treat for every season – Cannelloni With ZucchinI, Ricotta and Tomato Sauce

I see a totally beautiful day outside my kitchen door so I will try to make this post short so that I can go out and sit in the sun instead. I want to sit there listening to the birds,…

The importance of light – Sunday links and photos

The importance of light – Sunday links and photos

I like Russian writers a lot, old ones I mean because I can’t say I have read much of Russian contemporary literature, so this is really interesting for me too look at. For you too I hope. Love at first…

Spice up your life – Spicy Oven Roasted Potatoes

Spice up your life – Spicy Oven Roasted Potatoes

“Only a mediocre man is always at his best.” ~W. Somerset Maugham  I’m don’t like citations much but when I heard this one earlier today, I fell in love. I have very strong feelings about mediocrity and how it rules the…

Italian workshop and a Monday celebration cake – Oat Cake With Cherry Jam

Italian workshop and a Monday celebration cake – Oat Cake With Cherry Jam

I don’t know if you do it, some of you do I’m sure, but I study food photography a lot. I get all the books I can find about it though I know most of it already but there are…

Spring and a glimpse of a daughter (for once) in collaboration with Links on Sunday

Spring and a glimpse of a daughter (for once) in collaboration with Links on Sunday

On my birthday my husband presented me with an envelope with cut out letters that I was supposed to put together in order to find out what his birthday present was. A chaotic anagram so to speak. Here you have…

Parcels of goodness – Short Crust Pastries With Romanescu Cabbage, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Almond Filling

Parcels of goodness – Short Crust Pastries With Romanescu Cabbage, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Almond Filling

Cauliflower is nice but Romanescu cabbage is even nicer, it has a sweeter taste and it looks even better: it is famous example of fractals in food and with its strange forms and beautiful green colour, I never get tired of…

A dish to remember – Spicy Rice Cake With Tomatoes and Pancetta

A dish to remember – Spicy Rice Cake With Tomatoes and Pancetta

   First of all I want to thank you for all your warm comments on my ramble on food blogging, it just proves what I always say: I have the best readers there are! Some of you are even too nice, I…

Links on Sunday

Links on Sunday

I’m back home after two days of shooting cakes from a renowned pasticceria. A pleasant job. But now it is time for the links: I have linked to beards before but I just love them, some men are so creative with their…

A ramble and a soup – Simple Tomato Soup With Mint And Crispy Bacon

A ramble and a soup – Simple Tomato Soup With Mint And Crispy Bacon

I have a head cold and I feel like the stuff I throw on our compost heap. But a girl got to eat even when she can’t feel subtle flavours so today I made soup because I had nothing prepared…

A sweet solution to a recurring problem – Banana and Ginger Tartelettes

A sweet solution to a recurring problem – Banana and Ginger Tartelettes

This is another solution to that eternal problem of over-ripe bananas. When I buy few bananas, they get consumed in no time and I’m asked why there are no bananas around. I buy more and no one eats them. So…

Photos and Links on Sunday

Photos and Links on Sunday

This week has given us foggy mornings and sunny days. I want these mittens, never seen any as beautiful as these. Must be peaceful. If the neighbours don’t gossip too much. A nice way to waste your time. I have…

Simplicity itself – Pasta With Artichokes, Smoked Bacon and Parsley

Simplicity itself – Pasta With Artichokes, Smoked Bacon and Parsley

A perfectly simple and satisfying dish, nothing really new but what is? There is a lively discussion about what is recipe theft and what is not, how much are you allowed to use, are you allowed at all to blog…