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10 tips on food blogging

The first food blog born in this world was Chocolate&Zucchini, by Clotilde Dusoulier: she blogs in English since september 2003, more then 10 years ago. In this last 10 years many things have changed, allowing more and more people to approach simpler ways to blog on the internet. And since Adam, one of the first USA

9 best Italian recipes

Over the years I have published many recipes, and among them a lot of Italian traditional recipes, coming directly from the heritage of my extended Italian family of relatives and friends form all over the peninsula. Here is a little selection of  Italian recipes that you can enjoy with friends and family! First of all

6 recipes with flowers

Spring is coming! And flowers will soon blossom! Let’s embrace this new season with a selection of wonderful recipes involving flowers. First of all, a beautiful list of edible flowers by Illustrated bites and a very comprehensive edible flowers chart! And now some recipes (you can find more on my Board on Pinterest about edible flowers):

Basic and simple beef stew

To celebrate the ending of winter a simple, earthy and careless beef stew. Inspired by Jamie Oliver, I follow his direction to not brown the meat and it worked perfectly. It can be assembled in few minutes and then let it simmer slowly for hours. It’a family favorite! Ingredients 1 kg beef for stews, in

La tarte flambée

La tarte flambée, or flamme-küche, is a speciality from Alsace. Imagine the thinnest pizza base covered with crème fraîche, lardons, onions, and if gratinée, rapé. In the oven, and oplà, piping hot under your nose! I’m not entirely sure it’s pizza base, because you do not sense any yeast and there no proofing involved, but every

Peaches Tarte Tatin

There is the original. And then there are all the theme variations: seasonal, fresh, quick and tasty. Like this , to die for! Ingredients Butter 2 tablespoons cane sugar 5-6 peaches Puff pastry, rolled out in a circle big enough to cover your cake tin For 5-6 people Preheat the oven at 200° C. Butter

Coconut and chocolate scones

Coconut, hazelnut and chocolate scones

My passion for scones is known. This scones by Joy the Baker are just incredible! The first time I’ve them with almonds, as the recipe state, but then I switched to hazelnuts and they are as good as the original one! Try them: you’ll never forget them!

Stuffed bread

Stuffed bread

Time to prepare and think about the first picnics! This stuffed bread is simple, quick and it can be made in advance. No quantities: use your eyes and if you have leftovers from the filling eat them like a salad. Ingredients 1 big round loaf of bread 1 jar of grilled peppers, drained Cherry tomatoes

Spinach: an easy tasty way

Sping! Fresh spinach! Wash them, very well. Drain. Heat 1 tbs of olive oil in a big pan, add 1 garlic clove. Add spinach, cover. After 5 minutes add raisins and pine nuts. Cover. Cook for 5-10 minutes max, until volume is half of the original. Serve.  

Potato salad

I’m completely addicted to potatoes, and even more to potato salad! In its simplicity a potato salad can become the real protagonist of a meal. Although I love the simple pleasure of boiled potato dressed just with extra-virgin olive oil, salt and chopped parsley, over the years I developed a more complex (at least for