On the road to a….

Well, It’s been one week since I decided to join the gym and so I decided that each week I would let you all know how I am doing on the road to a healthier new me..

One of my biggest problems is that I often get bored and especially if I don’t see any results. So, that was one of my issues this week.

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Cooking with Vittorio….

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Health and Treviso…

I met with an Italian friend of mine for a drink in Treviso yesterday evening. I never once was one to like to go out with friends in the evening.. I guess, its safe to say I was such a “homebody”  but that all changed once I moved across the pond.

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Trattoria Antica Da Amedeo

If you have read my last post about Soave, then you will know that we spent about an hour or so looking for an agriturismo to have lunch.. After being lead on a wild goose chase, we decided to just find a nice place in the center of Soave.

We had thought if we are going to eat in the city center, it will most likely be ridiculously over priced and poor quality of food, but boy were we wrong!

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Just a few of my favorite things… Gelato

As promised, every Sunday, I will share with you just a few of my favorite things about living in Italy. 

I originally thought about sharing what I adore and love about Italy leading up to my 4 year anniversary;however, I think its kind of fun and a great way to stay positive, so I may just continue this series even after I have celebrated my four years.. haha lets see 🙂
I have had a bit of writers block as to what to write about this evening.
And then I thought, as I was devouring 2 scoops of gelato from my favorite gelerteria in Treviso..

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Bruschetta


Bruschetta pronounced “Brusketta” is without a doubt one of the most popular Italian dishes throughout the world. It’s usually considered to be an antipasto “appetizer” but you can even have it as a main course like I did last night.

I had one of those BIG Italian lunches yesterday and wanted something light for dinner, so my husband Marco made Bruschetta for us. Such a treat marrying an Italian man who can cook!

Marco is the Chef at home! Not I.. It’s quite the contrary in most Italian homes.. Usually the wife or mamma is the one who prepares and cooks all of the meals for the family.. Well, I got lucky. What can I say? And just to let you all know, all of the dishes on Inspired in Italy, have been made by Marco.

Marco is currently working on his first cookbook as I type. So, stay tuned for that! I am quite excited about it.

Ok, so I took some photos and videos on how to make Bruschetta.

Lets get started..

What you’ll need :

Tomatoes ~ We used Cherry tomatoes and you can use as much as you’d like..

Bread ~ We used a type of  bread from Puglia, but if you can’t find, you can use a french baguette or an Italian bread.

Fresh Basil ~ DON’T use dried herbs!! You won’t get the same taste or flavor. How much you want to add is totally up to you.

Garlic ~ We used 3 gloves of garlic. The garlic is only used to rub on the toasted bread.

Salt, Pepper, AND Olive oil to taste.

We used this Olive Oil from Puglia and it was amazingly good! And guess what, they ship worldwide! So, if you’d like to purchase a bottle and are not in Italy, don’t worry, you can get it at your doorstep without a problem. I highly recommend that you do. Nothing beats Olive Oil from Puglia.

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Chopped Cherry Tomatoes and Freshly chopped basil.

Chopped Cherry Tomatoes and Freshly chopped basil.

Take the bread and put it on the oven rack, and into the oven it goes to get toasted. About 5 minutes.

Before putting the bread in the oven, drizzle Olive Oil on each slice.

Before putting the bread in the oven, drizzle Olive Oil on each slice.

This is how you want your bread to look. A nice golden color.

This is how you want your bread to look. A nice golden color.

While the bread is cooling slightly, mix the tomatoes, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper together with your hands. Put aside.

While the bread is cooling slightly, mix the tomatoes, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper together with your hands. Put aside.

Time to make the Bruschetta now..

Time to make the Bruschetta now..

Ok, so I took a video of Marco making the bruschetta BUT I can’t figure out how to post it on here. Perhaps, I need to upgrade my site.. So for now, I will post the video on Inspired in Italy. So please go and check it out!

Once you take the toasted bread out of the oven, you’ll need to rub the garlic on the bread. And afterwards, you can put your tomato/basil mixture on top of the bread. Garnish with a fresh basil leaf for decoration.

The video I filmed explains all of it, so please be sure to check the link out above.

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Buon Appetito a tutti 🙂

Mercato

I simply adore going to the farmer markets in the province of Treviso.

This morning, I went to the mercato in Montebelluna.

Nothing better than meeting the people who grow the food that we eat.

Seasonal eating at it’s best!

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