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STUFFED COURGETTES

STUFFED COURGETTES

Ingredients 700g courgettes, 2 eggs, 8g salted capers, 50g grated parmesan, black pepper, 60g milk, 60g chopped onions, 40g stale bread, 20g pine nuts or blanched almonds, 30g extra virgin olive oil, 10g anchovies in oil, 150g canned tuna in oil 60g ne blended bread…

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RICE GRATIN WITH APPLES

RICE GRATIN WITH APPLES

A delicious dessert! Ingredients 300g short-grain rice, 250g apple, 100ml cream, 100g sugar, 60ml rhum, 50g ground almonds, 30g crushed amaretti biscuits, 30g raisins, 3 eggs, 2tsp vanilla extract, 1 pint of milk mixed with 1 pint of water, salt, butter for greasing oven proof…

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Flower-shaped peppers with eggs

Flower-shaped peppers with eggs

This quick and tasty recipe is fun to make with children or friends and looks very arty! You need: eggs, peppers of different colours, olive oil, salt and pepper. Wash and dry the peppers and cut across with a sharp knife to make slices around…

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PIZZA STROMBOLI

PIZZA STROMBOLI

The rolled up pizza, also known as pizza Stromboli is not a traditional Italian recipe but comes from the USA. It was created during the 50’s in Philadelphia when the cinema world was rocked by actor Ingrid Bergman and Italian director Roberto Rossellini’s love story….

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  • Friend Barbara patiently waiting for the train.

    Friend Barbara patiently waiting for the train.

  • Ice cream kiosk in Noto.

    Ice cream kiosk in Noto.

  • Baroque stone masks in Ragusa-Ibla.

    Baroque stone masks in Ragusa-Ibla.

  • Grinning masks in Scicli.

    Grinning masks in Scicli.

  • Jole's big breakfast in Ragusa-Ibla.

    Jole's big breakfast in Ragusa-Ibla.

A TASTE OF SICILY

Last September after the art course in Stromboli Island ended, myself and a friend took the ferry to Sicily and by train we slowly made our way to the most southern part of that region to visit the towns of Noto, Scicli and Ragusa-Ibla built in…

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That Particular, Precious Ingredient

That Particular, Precious Ingredient

Travel Diary – 21 July 2014 As I travelled by train from Sondrio to Malpensa airport I reflected on the holiday that was ending and on what seemed to have been the most recurring topic of conversation during my stay: food, Italy’s national obsession. The…

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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

In these beautiful hot days of summer the garden is producing a vast amount of berries and in the kitchen we are busy with jam making. While the pots are bubbling away, the temperature is rising and the need for something cool make us reach…

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Cream Cheese With Coffee

Cream Cheese With Coffee

This dessert is served with fresh cream and thin wafer biscuits. For four people allow 8-10 oz. of cream cheese (ricotta would be best), 4-6 oz. of caster sugar, 4 desserts spoonful of freshly roasted coffee, very finely ground, and 2 oz. of rum. Put…

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Paint your fruits before you eat them

Paint your fruits before you eat them

I bought fresh strawberries today and ate them sprinkled with sugar and lemon juice the way most people do in Italy. In my family however, when I was a child, strawberries were strictly eaten after being marinated for at least a couple of hours in red…

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SFORMATO di ZUCCHINE – Zucchini’s Bake

SFORMATO di ZUCCHINE – Zucchini’s Bake

Last summer’s weather was so poor in Ireland that all I managed to harvest from my garden was a total of 4 zucchini out of 6 plants. A most disappointing result for a zucchini’s lover like me. I cook them in many different ways and…

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