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Spicy Tuna Cakes Recipe

Spicy Tuna Cakes Recipe : easy and quick brunch or easy Saturday lunch, everybody enjoys. When started to combine the ingredients for Spicy Tuna Cakes Recipe, I wanted to wrap them in piadine: Piadine are made of flour, water and lard and are a bit crumblier than tortillas. I usually… Read more »

Simple Focaccia

  Simple Focaccia : olives, cherry tomatoes, fresh thyme or rosemary and olive oil on golden crispy focaccia bread give you the best experience of cucina povera ! When making any kind of dough my grandmother would make the sponge first. Then, after left aside for 30 minutes or so,… Read more »

Rustic Lard Bread

Rustic Lard Bread : vintage bread version using lard; tasty, simple and easy to make. Last year, I started to renew vintage recipes I found at home and this Rustic Lard Bread is one of those implemented in our small household. It is very tasty and, if wrapped in foil,… Read more »

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 »