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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 »

Limoncello From Scratch

  Limoncello From Scratch : Italian Freezer Drink. Limoncello from scratch requires several phases to make but it is worth of every second ! If you cannot get Sorrento Lemons (Limone di Sorrento), Eureka Lemons are excellent as well. I started to prepare my Limoncello three weeks ago since I… Read more »

Christmas Tree Cutout Cookies

Christmas Tree Cutout Cookies: Quick and easy cutouts made from the store bought pie crust. These simple and quick cookies are my cup of tea  ! Friday evening. Fifteen minutes to use in the kitchen. OK, it turned out to be twenty: I wanted to decorate the pine trees carefully.… Read more »

Mint Syrup Quick Version Recipe

Mint Syrup Quick Version Recipe: There is no substitute for its wonderful flavor and aroma; fortunately, it’s easy to make your own! Saturday it is and I am packing to go away for holidays. Friend bumps with a basket of fresh mint to dry for tea. Since there was more… Read more »

Elderflower Syrup

Elderflower Syrup : Elderflower fragrance captured in a bottle. Floral refreshing drink for hot summer days. Weatherman has announced a hard rain for tomorrow so I rushed to the forest nearby after working hours to gather elder blossoms for a syrup. After the rain, they loose their fragrance and the… Read more »

Dandelion Jelly

Dandelion jelly: super healthy, homemade, sunny and frugal. Who could ask for more ? Like in the old times. It is only a few days left until my grandmother’s birthday. She would be 104 now. Dandelions bring back the memories of the large meadow behind her country house. Needless to… Read more »