Monthly Archives: October 2010

Pumpkin Puddings and it’s an orange crush

Pumpkin Puddings – Budini alla Zucca Music: Orange Crush, R.E.M. I know that choosing this song may sound frivolous, but if I think pumpkin, I think orange and then orange crush. I can’t help it. Ingredients: 1/2 l whole milk … Continue reading

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Chocolate & Fleur de Sel Cookies and false alarms

Chocolate & Fleur de Sel Cookies – Biscotti al Cioccolato e Fior di Sale Music: False Alarm, KT Tunstall. I hate false alarms, hate to be proven wrong in my convictions, and weirdly I loved these cookies. The cruncy topping … Continue reading

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Autumn Tart & all I see is you and me

Autumn Tart – Crostata Autunnale Music: Together, Michelle Branch. When we were little girls, my sister and I used to play with Barbies – now we’re playing with pastries. We love meeting in my kitchen, creaming butter and sugar, dicing … Continue reading

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Porto & Red Fruit Chocolate Crinkles, when the cracks don’t seem to show

Porto & Red Fruit Chocolate Crinkles – Crinkles al Porto & Cioccolato ai Frutti Rossi Music: China, Tori Amos. Many of my best, oldest friends live far away from where I live. Before they left here, I ignored the power … Continue reading

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Modican Chocolate Cookies and every stone, a story

Modican Chocolate Cookies – Biscotti al Cioccolato Modicano Music: St. Teresa, Joan Osborne. What I love about this song is that it sounds intimate, familiar, and effortless. Maybe primitive. Like these crunchy, chocolaty cookies with Modican chocolate, crumbling on your … Continue reading

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Chilli, Pear Chocolate Cake and the moon is in the street

Chilli, Pear Chocolate Cake – Torta Piccante al Cioccolato e Pere Music: Time, Tom Waits. The moon is in the street, the wind is making speeches and the rain sounds like a round of applause. These aren’t my words, of … Continue reading

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Lemon, Vanilla Cookies, I’ve known you forever

Lemon, Vanilla Cookies – Biscotti al Limone e Vaniglia Music: Alabama Boy, Alice Peacock. I think lemon desserts always have a sweeter flavour when shared with true friends. Each bite, lemon will remind you of something – that friendship has … Continue reading

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