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Squaquerello, Squacquerone?! What on earth is that?! Sometimes, I found this ingredient in Italian recipes and I always wondered what does this funny word stand for. Well, this creamy cheese of the Emilia-Romagna region, believe it or not, it is also available on our supermarket shelves. Not for long, I assume, since many people would […]


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Speciality for Valentine’s Day!

It’s been a long time since I wanted to try out the home made rabbit ravioli and I took the opportunity to prepare them for the lavish meal prepared on the eve of St. Valentine’s… no no no it was not a candlelit, romantic evening with my loved one… it was a dinner organized for […]

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Fishy weekend!

It’s Sunday evening and the smell of fish still rules the kitchen! Since Friday my pans and dishes were the bed for all types of fish… on Friday Mum bought these fresh squid which I decided to stuff and oven bake. The stuffing consisted of onions, garlic, aubergines, marrows, red pepper, and the squid’s tentacles […]

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Vegetable Terrine

Serves 8 (as a starter) 3 leeks 150g mange tout 150g green beans 2 yellow peppers 2 red peppers 4 artichoke hearts divided into quarters 3 eggs 2 buffalo mozzarella rosemary, thyme, oregano Cut the top green part of the leeks and throw it away. Also remove and throw the first 2 leaves from the […]

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Smoked Salmon Risotto

Here’s an easy recipe… ideal for a quick lunch or as a starter. Ingredients for 4: 300g carnaroli rice 1 small onion 1 large potato 1 fennel bulb 200g smoked salmon half glass of white wine knob of butter 500ml stock 150g Greek yogurt Finely chop the onion. Peel and cut the potatoes in small […]

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