Tisana limone e zenzero

Deborah says “This drink helps me digest and sleep better at night”

In the evening, throughout Veneto, if not Italy it’s usual to have a liquor to help you digest after dinner.. Either with un caffe or alone. In Veneto, it’s normal to have grappa, amaro or an herb infused liquor that is usually made at home. Quite potent, if you ask me.

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Grilled Eggplant with Mozzarella and Turkey Sausage

Last night, I arrived home late, and was hungry… I needed to whip something up quick, yet healthy and light.
I searched through my refrigerator and found Eggplant, Mozzarella and Turkey sausage.
And 15 minutes later….

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Muffin alla marmellata 

I wasn’t really the girl who liked  to bake or cook. It was always so much easier to just buy muffins at the supermercato but then after living in Italy for going on five years now, something changed my mind. Continue reading

Biscotti alla panna

Cookies with cream or Biscotti all panna is a great cookie to have as a breakfast or for an afternoon snack and preferably not when you are on a diet.. ahaha.. They go well with coffee, milk or tea.

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Castagnole al cioccolato 

Now, that the Carnevale has officially started in Venice today, I decided to share with you all a recipe for Castagnole al Ciccolato.

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Cioccolata Calda

Autumn is here and with Autumn in Italy brings  cioccolata calda (Hot Chocolate)

Have you ever had an Italian hot chocolate? If you haven’t had the opportunity to try it, let me try to explain the best way I know and how good it is and how it warms your soul on those colder mornings..

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Cooking with Vittorio 

I think many of you have heard of me talking about my neighbor, Vittorio, who is a single father of two beautiful young ladies. He has a rather large country home with a lovely veggie garden. By day he is a bus driver for the city of Treviso. I keep telling him he should write a cookbook but he’s a simple man and thinks my ideas are silly. Haha!

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