Category Archives: Chocolate

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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Toscano Black Tart and I don’t want to go home right now

Toscano Black Tart – Crostata Toscano Black Music: Iris, Goo Goo Dolls. I think Iris is one of the most romantic songs ever, the kind of song every girl would die for. It’s romantic in a lovely every-day-way and as … Continue reading

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Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake ’cause I ain’t never lookin’ back

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake – Mousse ai Tre Cioccolati Music: Bye Bye, Jo Dee Messina. A lead foot down on your accelerator and the rearview mirror torn off, maybe you lost the game but did the best to win the part. Now … Continue reading

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White Chocolate, Raspberry Cake to ease my mind

White Chocolate, Raspberry Cake – Torta al Cioccolato Bianco e Lamponi Music: Can’t Hurry Love, Diana Ross. Everybody knows that you can’t hurry love, you just have to wait. When you feel your strength is almost gone, this brownie-like cake … Continue reading

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Fresh Raspberries & Tori Amos

Raspberry & Chocolate Sandwiches – Pane, lamponi e crema di cioccolato Music: any upbeat song by Tori Amos (it is really hard, but if I had to, I’d probably choose Talula, The Waitress or – I know this is too … Continue reading

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