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Tortano Bread from Scratch

  Tortano Bread from Scratch is Italian Easter bread filled with eggs, spicy salami, ham, cheese and pork crackings. Perfect brunch or outdoor picnic snack. In most of the cases, we serveTortano and Casatiello for Easter brunch. One of the differences between these two is that hard boiled eggs are… Read more »

Castagnaccio

  Castagnaccio is chestnut flour, rosemary, pine nuts, dried fruit, dense, rustic Italian cake. Autumnal Italian classic!   If you prefer experiencing different tastes and flavours, especially desserts with low sugar, this Castagnaccio recipe is the one you are looking for. Tuscans don’t use a lot of sugar to make… Read more »

Simple Focaccia

  Simple Focaccia is easy Italian focaccia bread recipe using Manitoba flour, olive oil and warm water. Great to enjoy simple slice with wine or cut to make a sandwich but could be served with stew or soup!   How to make focaccia bread? When making the dough my grandmother… Read more »

Rustic Fig and Chocolate Tart

  Rustic Fig and Chocolate Tart is beautiful, melted chocolate and fresh figs tart. Best fig tart recipe for late summer desserts!   This Rustic Fig and Chocolate Tart is irresistible culinary delicacy par excellence if you love figs.   Besides chocolate, what is a good pairing with figs?  … Read more »

Rustic Mediterranean Fig Cookies

Rustic Mediterranean Fig Cookies : Perfect coastal delicacy. Fresh figs, all their varieties, are my favourite late summer fruit. Mediterraneans appreciate this fruit on their special way. Fresh figs fed generations of islanders during the wars, hungers and travels. When making winter stocks, peasants were drying them on the sun… Read more »

Chicken Cacciatore (Pollo alla Cacciatora)

  Chicken Cacciatore (Pollo alla Cacciatora) is Hunter’s chicken stew, rustic Italian classic with chicken thighs and drumsticks, mushrooms, and olives simmered in red wine to get rustic sauce served with your favorite pasta! Authentic stovetop version.   For decades, my grandmother used to prepare suppers for a group of… Read more »

Rustic Vegetarian Spinach Tart

  Rustic Vegetarian Spinach Tart:  Mediterranean dish at its best ! The taste is irresistible. Crust recipe is made from scratch and filling for this tart is made of chopped spinach, garlic, parmesan, cheese and eggs. Pastry is home made with sour cream and eggs. It is great base for… Read more »