From the monthly archives:

dicembre 2008

Persimmon mini pies

by Alice on dicembre 31, 2008

As persimmon season is almost over (at least here in Northern Italy), I’m posting this persimmon mini pies recipe before it’s too late. You still might be able to find some of these Japanese, super-energizing and fascinating fruits around. So here you go! And Happy New Year! Ingredients: For the pie crust pie crust (you […]

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Fennel and pomegranate salad

by Alice on dicembre 31, 2008

A quick, colourful and healthy salad: you’ll feel really good eating this. The combination of sweet and sour makes it especially tasty and refreshing. It can be enjoyed as appetizer or alongside a main course. Makes 4 servings. Ingredients: For the salad 2 large fennel bulbs, trimmed and sliced pomegranate seeds (from ½ pomegranate) fresh chives […]

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Spicy orange cupcakes

by Alice on dicembre 23, 2008

The orange flavour and spices make these cupcakes especially Christmassy. This is the first time I try them (and it’s my own recipe) and I’m sure they will definitely become a favourite of mine. Beautifully moist, they confirm, once again, that we don’t necessarily need milk, butter and eggs to make amazing baked goods. Makes 14-16 cupcakes. Ingredients: For the […]

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Semolina pudding with dried fruits

by Alice on dicembre 5, 2008

Full of flavour and totally satisfying, this semolina dessert is a real treat. In this recipe, semolina teams up with dried fruits (raisins, dried plums and pistachios) and lots of different spices (caraway, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger and cloves). It is good served warm or at room temperature. Makes 4-6 servings: Ingredients: ½ cup semolina 550 ml unsweetened rice milk […]

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