Category Archives: Snacks

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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Breakfast Tarts and I love Mondays

Breakfast Tarts – Crostatine da Colazione Music: I Don’t Like Mondays, The Boomtown Rats. If there is something positive about Mondays is that I can get my hands on cakes, biscuits … I made during the weekend. These little tarts … Continue reading

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Blueberry Clafoutis Muffins and I can’t get enough

Blueberry Clafoutis Muffins – Muffins tipo Clafoutis ai Mirtilli Music: Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You, Brooks & Dunn. These soft-centred, juicy cakes taste like a clafoutis and look like a muffin. Fruity and silky, they are the perfect match for Brooks … Continue reading

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Kale Bread and I’ll never forget

Kale Bread – Pane al Cavolo Nero Music: You Said Something, PJ Harvey. Bread, the simplest of foods, made special by an unusual ingredient you weren’t expecting. Just like words said on an ordinary day that come out like a … Continue reading

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My Granola and rock n’ roll men

My Granola Music: Blonde In The Bleachers, Joni Mitchell. This is my comfort snack as the blonde in the bleachers even if I’m home and don’t tape my regrets to the microphone stand. There’s no song in the world that … 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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Honey, Raspberry Cake and a piece of my heart

Honey, Raspberry Cake – Torta al Miele & Lamponi Music: Piece Of My Heart, Janis Joplin. I want you to take it, take another little piece of my heart now, baby! Oh, break it, break another little piece of my … Continue reading

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