For the Love of Food and Travelling

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Italian, pasta | 15 comments

For the Love of Food and Travelling

  Pardon that you’d be bombarded with pasta dishes in the following posts. ūüėÄ Still part of our Italian tour, we visited Bologna, which is year 2000’s European capital of culture¬†and¬†the capital¬†of the¬†Emilia-Romagna¬†Region in¬†Northern Italy as the last stop. Hubby jokingly said that he would have its infamous dish, pasta with ragu alla bolognese¬†for sure…I said we would probably be tired of eating pasta by then having tried a lot in the other 4 cities. Truth be told, I was already tired...

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Florence – of Scents and Flavors

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Italian, pasta | 27 comments

Florence – of Scents and Flavors

  The last week of July was spent with so much walking I felt like I lost 5 kilos as I go…then again, it was also spent eating here and there that the kilos lost came back too soon! And where did our itchy feet took us, you might ask? Hubby and I went to five cities in a one-week stretch and drank history along with art, old architecture, cars, Vespas and heat in sunny, sophisticated, busy Italy. Among the cities we’ve seen, Florence – dubbed as the Athens of the Middle Ages impressed me...

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Hampers and Tricolor Pasta with White Sauce

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Italian, pasta | 6 comments

Hampers and Tricolor Pasta with White Sauce

Gift giving is truly a wonderful thing. Not only for the receiver but most especially for the giver. What’s more pleasurable in being cheerful is when your gifts get appreciated. To some, jewelry, perfume even apparel are top gifts on list. Most people though enjoy chocolates as gift, others enjoy books, still others enjoy both and not just a certain book but a cookbook at that…chances are, that person could be a food lover or a foodie. Most, if not all foodies would certainly appreciate those...

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Gnocchi, Tuna and Ricotta

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011 in Italian, pasta | 10 comments

Gnocchi, Tuna and Ricotta

I’ve recently found a food fondness (alliteration not intended) that has been long forgotten. Gnocchi, those thick, soft dumplings I like eating with tuna sauce reintroduced itself in our kitchen after a year of absence. ^_^ I think I’ve been overlooking that particular shelf…hmm more of I can’t see it for the height of me. Yep, I sometimes ask someone to help me get the item from up the shelf. I’m 5’3″ and shelves are made for taller people. hihi. So as simple as this...

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Simple Carbonara

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in Featured, Italian, pasta | 15 comments

Simple Carbonara

I would like to call this simple dish four-ingredient Carbonara but counting everything in – including pasta, there’s actually more and I forgot to include ¬†two other ingredients in this photo – parmesan and pepper. So let’s say four-ingredient Carbonara sauce. ^_^ Italian Carbonara doesn’t have cream; that’s what I’ve been reiterating in my posts and I’m sorry I just have to say it again. Then again, it always gets creamier with well, cream…and that’s...

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Panna cotta

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Desserts, Italian | 4 comments

Panna cotta

With hopes to reconnect to a childhood favorite, I attempted to make panna cotta at home. I am still not able to achieve that perfect consistency I really like, but this is the closest I can get. Hopefully in time and with practice I will. Here is an adapted recipe from an online cooking source. The sauce is a bottled strawberry concoction. Ingredients: 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin (approx. 2 teaspoons) 1/2 cup milk (if you use condensed milk, omit the sugar) 2 1/2 cups heavy cream* 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1...

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