Barley soup with beans and spinach

Barley soup with beans and spinach

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The first days of autumn are magical to me, made of little comforting gestures, such as closing the windows, wearing warmer clothes or wrapping your ears with scarves in the early morning and, of course, craving for soups. This is the image of the autumn I have, no matter in which country I live now, Canada, Italy, I picture my autumn exactly like this. Read more

Eggplant and Bocconcini Bruschetta

bruschetta avec aubergines et mozzarella

I was planning to share this recipe with you last week – I know I’m always late, that’s me! – But this time I have a good excuse. My baby girl decided to come into the world a couple of weeks before the due date. Don’t get me wrong, we are super happy to have this new bundle of joy in our life, but all the plans we had to organize this event, in few words, are now messed up. So you understand that taking care of a baby with a very active 2-year-old boy at home requires a looooot of energy. Read more

Curry and coconut eggplant stew

aubergines au coco et cari

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I know it’s a little bit too early to “talk” about eggplants, but I waited so long for a more decent and warmer weather that I cannot cook/eat all those vegetables that I cooked since November anymore. Here in Montreal days are finally longer and the temperature is super nice, this means that dream recipes include just spring and summer vegetables. Read more

Chard and ricotta cheese savory pie

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More or less every weekend I make a vow, promising myself not to eat bread the following week. And more or less every week, I end up postponing that promise because I can’t help myself; I am too much in love with any kind of bread and carbohydrates in general… It might be for this reason that when there is no more bread around, I am ready to make something that gives me the same satisfaction. Read more

Barley with porcini mushroom and butternut

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Another recipe with butternut you would say? Well, yes, another recipe with butternut. And being honest I don’t think it will be last one, and I pretty sure that as soon as you will try this barley soup with porcini mushroom and butternut, you agree with me…. Read more