Torta dei sette vasetti – cake of the seven pots

Slice of torta dei 7 vasetti sprinkled with icing sugar
Simplicity and goodness in less than 60 seconds

La torta dei sette vasetti is a yoghurt-based cake for which the origins of the recipe are shrouded in mystery. One thing is certain, however: Continue reading

Timballo di pasta con melanzane – pasta and aubergine timbale

Timballo di pasta con melanzane
I was born to impress and delight.

Timballo di pasta con melanzane? Why? Well. When I think of aubergines, I think of George. Since the beginning of our relationship I have made sure he would try the most delicious dishes my mum had made for me for pretty much my entire life. So I once Continue reading

Pasta con crema di peperoni – pasta with cream of peppers

Dish of pasta con crema di peperoni
I am perfect for spring. I will delight you.

Say peperoni, in whatever shape and form, and you will see hearts showing up in my eyes, just like the emoticons you have on your smartphone or the ones you see in cartoons. Seriously.  So you can understand why I just could not Continue reading

Lasagne bianche – white lasagne

Slice of white lasagne or lasagne bianche on a plate
I am a white lasagne, hope that is okay with you

There is often, but not always, a reason why I share a certain recipe at a given moment: it might be linked to an Italian festivity, as with migliaccio di Carnevale, or to an event. White lasagne is definitely linked to the latter… and an exciting one!

Yesterday I played chef Continue reading

Polpettone di mamma Mariolina – Stuffed meatloaf

Polpettone and a side of courgettes
Difficult not to be enchanted in front of such beauty

The polpettone ripieno of mamma Mariolina used to be my favourite meal when I was a child. I remember developing an obsession for it and, stubborn as I am, I would often argue with my mum, who refused to make it as often as I wanted… Continue reading