Are you entartaining over the summer or do you simply fancy something yummy to go with a glass of Prosecco? I had these zucchini sticks at a restaurant recently and I absolutely loved them. They are super simple to make: just slice the zucchini really thinly, sprinkle with salt, coat them with flour and fry!… Continue reading Fried zucchini sticks for appetizer
Mozzarella & prosciutto nibbles on sticks
Fresh, fuss free and delicious… in other words summer food! All over Europe we have been having an incredible summer this year, even the UK is basking in the heat. This translates into more aperitivi with olives and nibbles and fresh and healthy foods. I never bought as much watermelon as this year. I have… Continue reading Mozzarella & prosciutto nibbles on sticks
Orange, Aperol and prosecco cocktail…of love
This cocktail known as “Venus Blush Cocktail” after Venus, the goddess of love, is certainly a good one to go for if you are celebrating Valentine or even if you don’t, it is quite nice. I usually don’t do a great deal for San Valentino (as we know it in Italy) as it is far… Continue reading Orange, Aperol and prosecco cocktail…of love
Spinach and ricotta pastries and happy new year!
My last post for this year is of course going to be a recipe for party food. You wouldn’t want to be in my kitchen at this time of year as it is a total mess! I have been making so much party food and frozen it that there is not even room in the… Continue reading Spinach and ricotta pastries and happy new year!
Prawn & mango appetizers
This year for new year’s eve, I will be having friends around so I have been testing a few appetizer ideas. Appetizers can take a while to prepare and when you are faced with making dinner as well all you want is quick easy and tasty nibbles to go with a glass of bubbly. As… Continue reading Prawn & mango appetizers
Olives wrapped in pastry for a tasty party appetizer
At this time of year I get wild in the kitchen and I spend my days preparing tons of food. I often have 3 things on the go: usually something baking in the oven, something cooking on the stove and something else on my worktop. If you are in charge of making all the food… Continue reading Olives wrapped in pastry for a tasty party appetizer
Puff pastry cannoli appetizers filled with tuna mousse
I passionately love entertaining! It is at dinner parties that I can let all my creativity run wild and prepare something really special to spoil my guests with. I love long and slow Italian style dinners where lots of food is slowly being consumed and served along with different types of wines. If you go… Continue reading Puff pastry cannoli appetizers filled with tuna mousse
Zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta, perfect with my aperitivo
Italian aperitivo? Oh yes please! And with lots of yummy nibbles too. Olives, crisps and salted nuts are the easiest accompaniement to a glass of bubbly but why not treat yourself and have something really moreish with it? Zucchini flowers are so fresh, sweet and delicate and they can be used in a variety of… Continue reading Zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta, perfect with my aperitivo
Parmesan and olives savoury biscuits, great as party food!
The longest night of the year is nearly here! I have always loved new year’s eve celebrations. In Italy people stay up until the morning to wait for the new year and eat and drink almost non-stop for several hours…of course this is what I will be doing together with both my sisters and respective husbands. There… Continue reading Parmesan and olives savoury biscuits, great as party food!
Savoury Pancakes Parcels Recipe
Pancakes in English, crepes in French and crespelle in Italian, however you want to call them they are delicious and so versatile. Sweet or savoury there are so many recipes out there to suit most palates if you like eggs of course. I was watching Laura making these. We wanted something quick and tasty for… Continue reading Savoury Pancakes Parcels Recipe