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Italian Festive Cake (Bustrengo)

Italian Festive Cake (Bustrengo) : beautiful flavours to enjoy ! My friend has sent me freshly picked tangerines and oranges from the coast, several days ago. I am specially thankful for the batches I receive every year since they are not chemically treated. So, to make the best use of… Read more »

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake: one of the vintage cookbook favorites. Very simple yet amazing ! More than hundred years old, this recipe is one of the evergreens baked very often, combined with seasonal berries. In winter, my grandmother used to bake it with jams also. When you see the baking dish… Read more »

Isabella Grape Jam

Isabella Grape Jam: Heard it through the grapevine …   I still remember the fragrance the Isabella grapes released after rain in my grandmother’s backyard. We used to play hide-and-seek there under the grand grapevine roof, all around the chairs, running among the Isabella vines and peonies. Is there any… Read more »