Fully Escorted All-Inclusive Tours for Women

Tuscany Bliss | Fully Escorted All-Inclusive Tours for Women December 10, 2016 0 Comments Tuscany Bliss | Fully Escorted All-Inclusive Tours for Women Want to experience Tuscany Bliss but don’t want to do it alone?  A small group fully escorted tour is an option. This company custom designs a package with activities that are out […]

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Itinerary Planning

Itinerary Planning January 22, 2017 0 Comments Itinerary Planning Italy is a dream destination for most people, and sometimes, a once in a lifetime experience, that needs to be planned well in advance.   We know that planning a trip to Italy can be overwhelming because you want to fit in as much as possible […]

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One-pot Puttanesca

One-pot Puttanesca   One Pot Puttanesca Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil 4-6 anchovy fillet s 1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley stalks 350 gr 12.5 oz  of penne or rigatoni 2-3 garlic cloves, bashed with the palm of your hand 2-3 tablespoons of capers, well rinsed 1/4 cup of olives, pitted […]

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Chicken, Sausage and Pumpkin Bake (Pollo al forno con salsiccia e zucca)

Chicken, Sausage and Pumpkin Bake (Pollo al forno con salsiccia e zucca) Italian home-cooking can be explained in a simple equation: a few fresh ingredients + a bit of love = happy diners! This is always the case at my house, where we celebrate the abundance of the exquisite produce we get in Sydney, cooked […]

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Canestrelli cookies!!!! I am sure most of you have a treasured recipe for a short pastry that produces a lovely, crumbly cookie. But if you have ever tasted Italian “frollini”and endured sleepless nights trying to unlock the secret to such ineffably brittle shortness, suffer no more! Our little trick is a pastry that goes by […]

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Chicken Diavola (Devil’s Chicken)

The Devil’s Chicken. Why, you may wonder? Because it is seriously spicy and devilishly irresistible. Judge for yourselves… INGREDIENTS serves 8 2 organic chickens, spatchcocked (ask your butcher to do so, or follow instructions below) 1/2 cup extra-vrigin olive oil 1/2 cup of dry white wine 5-6 red hot chillies (chilly peppers), cut into chunks Fresh herbs […]

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Bretzels

Bretzels If you have traveled around those magnificent lands in the north of Italy, right on the border with Switzerland and Austria, you may have wondered if all of a sudden you had crossed the frontier! Fair enough, the first language spoken in Trentino Alto Adige is German and the culinary traditions of the area […]

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Chocolate Drizzle Hazelnut Biscotti

Chocolate Drizzle Hazelnut Biscotti   INGREDIENTS (makes a lot!) 450gr. (4 cups) Self raising Flour 350gr.1 3/4 cups) Sugar 2 whole eggs 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla paste or extract (or the seeds of 1 vanilla bean) 1 tablespoon of milk a pinch of salt 120 gr.(3/4 cup) […]

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Bussolai, S-shaped Venetian Biscuit

Bussolai, S-shaped Venetian Biscuit Italian cuisine is well known for its intriguing diversity. With such substantial regional differences, it is easy to encounter a type of recipe that is only ever made in a particular town or village. Bussolai (also known as Bussolari) is one such recipe, typical of Burano, near Venice. You can find […]

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Sesame Fig Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Sesame Fig Thumbprint Cookies Recipe YIELD About 2 dozen TIME Active Prep: 15 min Cook: 1 hour 20 min THANKS TO Adapted from The Perfect Bite and The New Sugar & Spice cookbooks INGREDIENTS For fig filling: 1 cup dried figs, stems removed 1 cup water 3/4 cup orange juice 3 Tbsp. Vanilla Bean Sugar […]

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