Category Archives: Fresh Fruit

Cherries in Chianti Classico and my first taste of love

Cherries in Chianti Classico – Ciliegie al Chianti Classico Music: Strawberry Wine, Deana Carter. As a teenage girl, I also used to spend summers in the countryside with my grandparents. We didn’t drink strawberry wine – nobody does here in … Continue reading

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Apple, Chestnut Honey, Cinnamon & Vanilla Bundt Cakes and it feels like home

Apple, Chestnut Honey, Cinnamon & Vanilla Bundt Cakes – Tortine alla Mela, Miele di Castagno, Cannella & Vaniglia Music: Feels Like Home, Chantal Kreviazuk. Apples from our garden, chestnut honey my aunt makes (her bees, actually…), cinnamon and vanilla from … Continue reading

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Baked Chocolate & Pear Mousse and desperate housewives

Baked Chocolate & Pear Mousse – Mousse alla Pera & Cioccolato al Forno Music: SheDaisy, God Bless The American Housewife. Look at me I’m beautiful and glamorous in rubber gloves, look how my tiara can be bent back to the … Continue reading

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Date, Dark Chocolate Cake when you’re feeling just a little too tense

Date, Dark Chocolate Cake – Torta ai Datteri & Cioccolato Fondente Music: Some Days You Gotta Dance, The Dixie Chicks. Some days you gotta dance, live it up when you get the chance, ‘cause when the world doesn’t make no … Continue reading

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Pomegranate, Banana Cake and girls next door

Pomegranate, Banana Cake – Torta alla Banana & Melagrana Music: Girl Next Door, Julie Roberts. I think this cake (I got the idea for it from these wonderful girls.) is like the girl next door. I’m sure you know what … Continue reading

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My mother’s cheap Oat & Apple Cake: the heart of the house

My mother’s cheap Oat & Apple Cake – Torta Economica alle Mele & Avena della mia mamma Music: Heart Of The House, Alanis Morissette. You are the original template. You are the original exemplary. This one is a cake my … Continue reading

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Apple Crumble Slice and teenage dreams

Apple Crumble Slice – Tranci di Crumble alla Mela Music: Teenage Dream, Katy Perry. If I had to think of something sweet that recalls girlhood, I’d probably choose some fresh and creamy treat (low calorie, of course!). Popsicles would be … Continue reading

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