Zuppa di Cavolo Nero – Black Kale soup
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Zuppa di Cavolo Nero – Black Kale soup

A Florentine winter – while this year the cold has creeped in a lot slower than normal, personally I officially class the first day of ‘inverno’ as the day I finally turn on the riscaldamento (heater) in my house. If you don’t already know, gas & electricity are very pricey in Italy and this is … Continue reading

Autumn flavors – Easy Minestrone recipe
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Autumn flavors – Easy Minestrone recipe

Minestrone soup Minestrone in Italian literally means ‘big soup’ and is considered a true staple in the Mediterranean diet. The cuisine that is best well-known in this country are normally the ones with humble beginnings which is fabulous because I am pretty poor myself {take a look at average salaries in Italy} yet I like … Continue reading

Bacon-wrapped stuffed figs – perfect holiday appetizer
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Bacon-wrapped stuffed figs – perfect holiday appetizer

I was on the hunt recently for an easy but punch-me-in-the-mouth tasty appetizer for a small dinner we were having for some friends at our apartment in Florence, Italy. I know bacon recipes seem to be on the upswing after a recent myth surrounding bacon production in the United Kingdom and United States with a national … Continue reading