Pesto

Green liquid gold---this divine sauce is so delicious if the ingredients are chosen correctly and a bitter disappointment if not.  Pun intended. You must find the sweetest basil possible--and also an extra virgin olive oil that is fruity and light. We have a very good friend and Italian artisan baker Jo from La Spiga Bakery.  … Continue reading Pesto

Lemon & Ricotta Ciambellone w/ Lemon glaze

Colazione (breakfast《-read post) is one of my favorite meals of the day.  Why? Because i dolci (sweets) are one of my indulgences, and what better way to wake up, then with a beautiful ciambellone (bundt cake—literally, large donut) sitting on your breakfast table waiting for you to partake?  I am golosa (gluttonous) and one piece … Continue reading Lemon & Ricotta Ciambellone w/ Lemon glaze

colazione (breakfast)

Breakfast became so much more fun when I married my love.  You see Italians eat sweets for colazione (breakfast).  Or at least they are much more likely to eat i dolci for breakfast than at any other time of the day.  Nutella is always heavily stocked in our pantry, and much to the delight of … Continue reading colazione (breakfast)

Lemon Glaze

This Lemon Glaze is best served on my version of a Lemon Ricotta Ciambellone, adapted from a recipe that will be shared someday in the future.  As for now, I teach it occasionally in my classes.  Use this glaze on top of lemon bars, or any type of muffin, pancake, pie, or dessert that needs … Continue reading Lemon Glaze