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Homemade Chocolate Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Recipe : wartime chocolate version to introduce to new generations ! So tasty ! At the end of World War II, Americans were sending us packages of powdered eggs and milk by dropping the boxes from plains. All the packages had parachutes attached so the goods were not… Read more »

Cauliflower Bread Recipe

  Cauliflower Bread Recipe: light, guilt free, tender, tasty and so easy to make. This light and tender Cauliflower Bread Recipe is perfect way to use beautiful gentle cauliflower florets, a bit different but so tasty way. Since this bread is savoury, guilt free and sugar free, it matches perfectly… Read more »

Cured Egg Yolks

Cured Egg Yolks : preserving food, vintage way. Since ancient times, simple food was cured for delicacies to prepare once the ingredients were expensive or out of season. Type of the food cured and the quantities depended on environment and the size of one’s pocket, of course. Ham, fish, bacon,… Read more »

Arancello from Scratch

Arancello from Scratch : Orange Liqueur, homemade. The best time to make Arancello from Scratch is the one when you can get fresh, no chemically treated oranges. It is really simple and frugal to make this drink that will definitely impress your guests and family to complete fine meal and… Read more »

Pickled Mushrooms Recipe

Pickled Mushrooms Recipe : Vintage way to celebrate beautiful gifts of late summer ! One early Saturday morning, while still extremely hot but after hard rain pouring all night, I have bought three kinds of mushrooms and wanted to make Pickled Mushrooms Recipe, all three versions, separated, in one afternoon.… Read more »

Vintage Blueberry Coffee Cake

Vintage Blueberry Coffee Cake: more than hundred years old, this recipe survived thanks to its simplicity and amazing flavours ! Vintage Blueberry Coffee Cake is one of the evergreens baked quite often, combined with seasonal berries. A handful of any berries added to this perfect batter makes it so comforting… Read more »

Herbed Mushroom Spread

Herbed Mushroom Spread Recipe : made in 7 minutes only ! This Herbed Mushroom Spread Recipe is made of Rustic Harvest Vegetarian Mushrooms Tart  leftovers. I was listening to Lidia Bastianich several days ago and heard her say her family never wasted any food. Her gradnmother and mother have used… Read more »

Simple Greek Apple Cake

Simple Greek Apple Cake : simple and delicate, the way it has to be. My mother’s recipe note book hides a lot of treasures. This Simple Greek Apple Cake is really easy, frugal and tasty one. Since the ingredients do not have anything to do with typical Greek flavours I… Read more »

Fig Jam Italian Pie

Fig Jam Italian Pie : Crostata di Marmelatta di Fico. This Fig Jam Italian Pie is my grandmother’s recipe. If you do not have fig jam, any kind could be used. The base for this pie / crostata is similar to Linzer torte ( usually made with raspberry jam )… Read more »