Food Is Love

I wouldn’t say that processed food, ready meals and even takeaways aren’t relevant to modern life, it’s just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly. Jamie Oliver How often do […]

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Homemade Sparkling Lemonade

What’s better than a glass of refreshing homemade sparkling lemonade to beat the heat? Quick, simple and delicious…enjoy 😉 INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 cup water (for the syrup) 1 cup lemon juice (about 5 lemons) 4 cups cold sparkling water DIRECTIONS In a small saucepan prepare the syrup combining water and sugar, boil […]

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Lemon Hazelnut Ciambellone

I’ve always loved to bake Ciambelle, the traditional Italian cakes with the hole, and this one is a huge one so I’ll call it Ciambellone (big ciambella). This cake has a delightful, airy texture with a citrus and nutty flavor. I used to enjoy a slice of this delicious treat for breakfast or afternoon tea. […]

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Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi With Strawberry Cream Sauce

Did you know that California is the nation’s largest producer of strawberries? Its unique weather (warm and sunny during the day, cool and foggy during the night) makes California the perfect environment for growing strawberries.The harvest has its peak in the middle of April, so I took advantage of the strawberry season for cooking up this new […]

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