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Rustic Lard Bread

Rustic Lard Bread : perfect recipe for Italian lard bread , made with water, dry yeast and lard instead of butter to get soft dough; baked in the oven for tasty and simple slices served with prosciutto ! Last year, I started to renew my family vintage recipes and found… Read more »

Homemade Chocolate Recipe

  Homemade Chocolate Recipe is milk chocolate, wartime version, with cocoa powder, and milk powder for the best results! Is is so easy to make your own chocolate version at home!   At the end of World War II, Americans were sending us packages of powdered eggs and milk by… Read more »

Cauliflower Bread Recipe

  Cauliflower Bread Recipe is low carb easy mild taste healthy bread. Enriched with chopped mini green sweet peppers.   This light and tender Cauliflower Bread Recipe is perfect cauliflower recipe for beginners. As Purple Cauliflower Steaks is. If you use white cauliflower head instead, it works great, too!  … Read more »

Cured Egg Yolks

  Cured Egg Yolks are perfect replacement for salty hard cheese, grated and sprinkled over your favourite pasta, risotto, or tomato salad. Three ingredients only!   Since ancient times, simple food was cured for delicacies to prepare once the ingredients were expensive or out of season. Type of the food… 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 »

Mushroom Spread Recipe

  Mushroom Spread Recipe is easy, budget friendly, vegetarian and so delicious spread recipe. Ready in seven minutes only, using leftover mushrooms, it makes your new favourite recipe.   This Herbed Mushroom Spread Recipe is made of Rustic Harvest Vegetarian Mushrooms Tart   leftovers.   I was raised never to waste food.… 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 is homemade pie dough dessert. Filling is fig jam, also homemade with lattice pattern on the top. Italian at its best!   This crostata recipe is my grandmother’s. If you have good, hundreds or thousands of time tested from… Read more »