Tag Archive: recipes

Fried Fruit

So I was looking at my deep frier the other day and wondering what else I could make besides chips and all of a sudden had the idea for these. They’re actually really… Continue reading

Tomato and Cream Cheese Sandwich

I know this is pretty similar to the sandwiches I made a few weeks ago, but these ones are 1) a classic, 2) delicious, and 3) reflect the fact that I seem to… Continue reading

Mushroom Soup

I made this for the first time a few months ago when I still didn’t have my camera with me, so I never got to put it up – but it’s about time.… Continue reading

Squash Panini

In case the pictures cause confusion, in Italian panini simply means sandwiches (one panino, many panini). I never understood how English speakers decided that panini were no longer a plural and meant a specific kind… Continue reading

Cherry Tomato and Cream Conchiglie

I know, I know; this isn’t very exciting at all. But I’ve been extremely busy this week between university and my job, and could barely find the time to cook anything at all.… Continue reading

Macedonia

I actually can’t believe that I’ve never ever made such a simple fruit salad (macedonia in Italian) before in my whole life. This week I had a huge surplus of fruit from my… Continue reading

Grissini

This one has been on my mind for a while, but its another one of those things I just never got around to making. Of course, as usual as soon as I got… Continue reading

Polenta con Funghi Porcini

I’ve always loved polenta since the first time I tried it in a rifugio after a long hike in the Dolomites, and make it semi-regularly as a very cheap, delicious, and quick meal. And… Continue reading

Sweet Zucchini Salad

Now that I get some delicious lettuce in my Abel & Cole box every Wednesday (thanks to my great mom), I’ve finally started enjoying salad again. But no salad I’ve ever made before has… Continue reading

Pumpkin Pesto

I honestly think this is one of the best things I’ve ever invented, although I’m sure that if I were to google it I’d find that someone has invented it already (but I’m… Continue reading

Pasta alle Noci

For this semi-invention of mine, I need to give some credit to my house mate, whose dad happens to be the Walnut Mogul of Eastern Europe – meaning that every time he comes back from… Continue reading

Lisa’s Fettuccine

It’s rare that I find or hear about a recipe and then don’t tweak it a little while I’m actually making it. The only time that I try as hard as possible to… Continue reading

Organic Pepper and Carrot Salad

I had an incredible surprise from my mom last week: a large Abel & Cole fruit & veg box! For those of you that don’t know, Abel & Cole deliver high quality organic… Continue reading

Zucchini and Mint Soup

Ever since I got a hand blender, I’ve been experimenting with making soups – something I’d never even done before a month ago. I don’t even like soups that much, but for some… Continue reading

Penne alla Vodka

Every time I ask one of my friends if they want vodka pasta for the first time they think I’m joking, and are extremely surprised when I tell them I’m being serious. However,… Continue reading

Crispy Roasted Shallots

In traditional Roman restaurants I’ve often come across ‘cipolline fritte’ (which are absolutely delicious), but was never sure exactly what they were or how to make them. As I was feeling inspired today,… Continue reading

Avocado and Agave Salad

I’m not going to lie, I did somewhat steal this recipe from another website (I thought it was from the New York Times and was going to link to the original, but I… Continue reading

Sundried Tomato, Olive, and Caper Crostini

I wanted to make my girlfriend a few different crostini as a starter a while ago, but since I always make mushroom crostini and bruschetta I felt like experimenting with something new. Came up… Continue reading

Risotto allo Zafferano

This is the risotto in the supplí that I posted very recently, so the recipe for it is in that one as well. However, since this is perhaps the easiest risotto to make,… Continue reading

Homemade Fettuccine (al Sugo)

Ever since I was a kid I remember watching in awe as my dad would take a seemingly boring piece of dough and, using an incredible machine, magically transform it into the delicious pasta my… Continue reading

Zucchini Pesto

I was with my family this Christmas and my mother and father and I were making ravioli. My mom was making the filling, my dad was making the pasta and put it all… Continue reading

Supplí allo Zafferano

Although these aren’t the classic supplí, they were, surprisingly, the first ones I ever tried. I’ve wanted to make them for a while, but now that I came back from Egypt with tons… Continue reading

Kalamata and Porcini Risotto

I was in the mood for experimenting the other day, and decided to try a tomato-based risotto, which isn’t exactly a classic in Italy. To take the experiment the extra step, I decided… Continue reading

Breaded Courgette Ciabatta

I realized that I haven’t posted nearly enough recipes of sandwiches, a type of food that I really love. Also, people tend to assume that vegan sandwiches don’t really exist, or that they’re complicated… Continue reading