Stir Up Some Creativity In The Kitchen this Thanksgiving

Another Halloween has come and gone, and as always, the holidays follow right behind. Though the coffee shops, commercials and brand advertisements are moving their focus to capturing Christmas in a cup and holiday jingles, we can’t forget the holiday hiding in the festive madness that brings us together- Thanksgiving! While Thanksgiving is the best time […]

Whiskey Cocktails for Beginners

Whiskey is one of those spirits that has a real love/hate reputation. For some, there is no better cocktail than a simple glass of bourbon on the rocks or a neat little scotch on hand while they wind down after work. For others it’s the party-ender. That “one drink too many” that can turn a great […]

torrone morbido al cioccolato

Soft Chocolate Nougat for All Souls’ Day

Preparation 1- Melt the dark chocolate for topping in a double boiler or in the microwave, and brush it in a rectangular mold or cake pan (20×10). Brush the sides halfway up. 2- Place the mold in the fridge to solidify, and prepare the inside of the nougat: Melt together dark chocolate with the milk […]

vellutata di zucca con crumble di nocciole

Pumpkin Soup with Hazelnut Crumble

  1- Begin by preparing the pumpkin soup: In a pan fry the finely chopped onion in extra virgin olive oil. When browned, add the pumpkin (cut into pieces) and let it simmer. 2- Pour vegetable broth over the pumpkin and add salt as desired. Cook over low heat with the lid until the pumpkin […]

crepes con fichi e pere

Crepes with Oatmeal, Figs and Pears

1- First prepare the mixture for the crepes: Whisk together egg and milk, add salt, all purpose flour and oatmeal flour, sifted to avoid lumps. Combine well and let sit. 2- Meanwhile, cut the figs into 4 pieces. Peel the pears and cut into 8 pieces. 3- In a pan, combine sugar, water, and lemon […]

Seasonal Summer Strawberry-Tomato Salad

During the summer everything is in bloom. Bright, vibrant flowers line the parks, and many of the tastiest fruits and vegetables are in season. ‘Tis the season for apricots, eggplant, corn, cucumbers, watermelon, bell peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupe, nectarines… and much more! If you have a garden, now is an opportunity to grow fresh produce in […]