Sunshine Sourdough Bread

Eccoci! Marzo è arrivato e sono già alla trentesima settimana di gravidanza, quasi stento a crederci. Anche con i classici crampetti, dolori di schiena e caviglie gonfie, la mia amatissima produzione di pane artigianale continua a pieni ritmi e rimane uno dei momenti più terapeutici della settimana. Proprio ieri, avevo giusto qualche pezzettino di zucca giapponese avanzatato dalla sera prima, ed ho pensato di farci una bella pagnottina con la pasta madre. Questa zucca dal… Continue reading →

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Chocolate and Zucchini Muffins

January has been a month of many discoveries for my family. First among all: my belly, which is now impossible to hide and grows relentlessly! A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided to participate at our first prenatal class, just to figure out how to deal with the arrival of the twins. It was almost surreal being in a room full of “pregnant” couples, exchanging fake smiles while trying to avoid the embarrassment of… Continue reading →

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Wholemeal Focaccia Bread

Wholewheat Focaccia

Focaccia is such a YUMMY bread! Versatile, rich in flavours, it goes with any kind of toppings and it’s a true showstopper! Before presenting the recipe, I need a proper introduction to my focaccia love. It all started about two years ago, after visiting my husband’s family in Genoa, the motherland of Focaccia. Back there, I experienced something astonishing: whenever someone was hungry with no access to a proper sit-down meal, a paper bag full of… Continue reading →

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Buckwheat Strawberry Tart

Buongiorno! Meet this delicious tart called… “Crostata”, one of my favourite favourite Italian evergreen adagio, that we simply love to savour for breakfast or in the afternoon tea break. I added a special “twist” to the classic grandmother crostata, by making it vegan, while reducing the amount to sugar to be used and, least but not last, using gluten-free buckwheat flour (GI45)!

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Vegan Chocolate Panettone

Vegan Chocolate Panettone

 Hello world! It feels extremely good to back, writing on my site, after almost two months of silence. Well, first of all I have a big announcement to make, I can finally say it out loud that I have been on an emotional and physical rollercoaster, also called first trimester of pregnancy. YES, that’s true, as I am writing, I am eighteen weeks pregnant with……tadaaan……twins! My hubby and I are simply over the moon! Finding out… Continue reading →

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Wholewheat pizza recipe ‘n vegan topping

From kneading the dough to carefully preparing your mise en place and, finally, baking your creation: nothing feels more rewarding than making pizza at home!  When I started to home bake my pizza, I had to face the reality that baking a good pizza it is not easy, especially if you want to replicate the pizza you eat at your favorite restaurant….using your home oven. This is way in this post I am sharing all… Continue reading →

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Oat and Quinoa Crackers

I will be soon packing my stuff and getting ready to travel all the way to my motherland…Italy! As I mentioned before, I come from unknown town of a few thousand souls called Pollenza, located in the Marche region. It is a small gem nestled in the blooming Italian countryside where people have a slow approach to living, a boasting longevity and a superior life quality. God bless! With my husband, we do fantasize about moving back… Continue reading →

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Wholemeal Swedish Carrot Cake

Ten years have passed since my student exchange in Sweden. During the Fall Semester of 2006/07 I spent about eight months in Uppsala, 70 km north of Stockholm. The walk down my memory lane always starts with a giggle, as I still have vivid memories of thousands of sleepless nights, never-ending parties and pure fun, in its simplest and most spontaneous essence.

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