L’aperitivo des fêtes

boursin-8J’ai l’impression d’avoir à peine rangé mes maillots de bain qu’il faut déjà penser à Noël. C’est fou comme le temps passe vite sans qu’on s’en aperçoive, n’est-ce pas? Heureusement, j’adore Noël et l’atmosphère des jours qui le précèdent. Je trouve cette période magique, avec ses décorations et ses lumières qui donnent tant de chaleur aux journées froides et sombres d’hiver.

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Coffee panna cotta

panna cotta al caffe

One of the best things about holidays is that we don’t pay attention to the number of calories we eat. Diet always starts in January; it is a deadly sin being on diet during christmas! If you want to get off the grid of traditional Christmas cakes and you are looking for a dessert easy to make,  panna cotta is the right cake for you.  Read more

Canederli (Knödel) with smoked ham

canederli au jambon fumé

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There are two things that are not negotiable in my family during Christmas days: the broth and the raffle. No matter how old you are, if you are tired or not, you are morally obliged to eat at least 2 tablespoons of broth and play one turn at the raffle. We eat broth in a different way, with a different kind of pasta. Read more

Spice and ginger square cookies

biscotti allo zenzero

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I’ve already told you that the sweet side of this Christmas is that it will be full of spices and ginger. I know that maybe it’s not very original, but I cannot disregard my “food inclinations” especially for Christmas! In the light of results, no regrets at all!  Read more

Sweet bread men (Grittibanz)

sweet bread men

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Christmas approaches, and being the child I am, I’m counting downs the days (- 13). Since I’ve been using ginger everywhere else, I decided not to perform the classic “gingerbread” but “breadmen” as sweet and fun as the others. “My men” come from Germany and Switzerland (German canton) and they are prepared in occasion of the feast of St. Nicholas, December 6th, I’m quite late posting them now, but I was waiting to be in my hometown with my family in order to have the perfect atmosphere. Read more