Pizzoccheri

Pizzoccheri

Pizzoccheri is technically the name of the buckwheat pasta in this dish, the dish itself comes from the Lombardy region of Italy and is known as Pizzoccheri alla Valtellinese. It's one of those not much to look at but so good to eat dishes, a hearty vegetarian option for a cold evening. I made the [...]

The classic margarita.

The classic margarita.

Truth be told there is no "recipe" I have spent more time perfecting than my regular friday night margaritas. A classic margarita has only three ingredients: tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice, served with a salt rim. For the tequila I use either blanco {clear in colour, aged the least} or reposado {amber coloured, [...]

Amaretti

Amaretti

If you're an Italophile like me you don't need a lot of prompting to try these delicious chewy cookies. But when a friend just KEPT ON sharing pics of Italian sweets online and then my hairdresser offered me a freshly baked amaretti, who was I to resist? They are super quick and easy to whip [...]

Fritule

Fritule

According to Wikipedia, fritule are "a festive Croatian pastry made particularly for Christmas. They resemble little doughnuts... Venetian frìtole... they are usually flavored with rum and citrus zest, containing raisins, and are topped with powdered sugar." For me they're also a whole lot more. They were one of my favourite sweet treats growing up, and [...]