Cream Cheese Marbled Chocolate Brownie

Last time I went to Rome I stayed with a friend of mine and her two lovely children who are 7 and 14. Because they know I like art and cultural places, they chose a few that in their opinion should not be missed in Rome. The places I went to with them were just…

Pumpkin and Garlic Soup

Who still has pumpkins from Halloween? I have just finished mines with today’s recipe: Pumpkin and garlic soup. If you are a person who adores garlic as much as I do this soup is for you. Believe me it is just out of this world. Easy to prepare and very healthy, the texture of this…

Amaretti Biscuits

Are you ready for Christmas celebrations? I must admit I have not entirely been taken by it yet, but this time of the year everywhere I go I see Christmas decoration. Maybe it is time to start preparing myself for this especial moment of the year when I meet part of my family and friends….

Roasted Squash and Onions

I was wondering what I could do with all the pumpkins and squashes that I used for the decoration of my Halloween party. What did you do with yours? I still have my craved “monster pumpkin” in the garden but this year I bought some nice small organic pumpkins and squashes and I really would…

Sardine Balls Tagine

Would you open your kitchen to me? Well Riad Adriana did and I must confess it was an amazing experience. Through Souat, the cook at Riad Adriana, I had the opportunity to not only learn about Moroccan cuisine but also get know about Souat’s story and her love of food. Riad Adriana’s kitchen is the…

Brazilian Pastel

In Brazil pastel is considered a staple food, the kind of dish that everybody knows, loves and eats regularly. The origin of this dish is not very clear. Some people say that it comes from the influence of Chinese immigrants who made an adaptation of spring roll. Others say that pastel is an adaptation of…

Cookies From Sweet Spell Round-Up

In my mind some warm homemade cookies, together with a nice cup of tea, a comfortable armchair and a great book is one of the best combinations ever. If you want to give me a special gift just offer me the opportunity of enjoying some quiet time to read, accompanied by a cup of tea…

Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Puffs)

Since 2006 on the 16th of October bloggers around the world have been celebrating the World Bread Day and this year I am joining them. Thus for this special occasion I am going to tell you about Pão de Queijo. Have you ever heard of Pão de Queijo? Also known as Brazilian cheese bread, Brazilian…

Banana Ice Cream

I heard about the health benefits of living by the sea. It seems that spending time by the sea makes people happier, helps with relaxation and improves mental health. In addition, sunbathing in moderation improves the level of vitamin D and has an anti-inflammatory effect on many skin diseases. You might ask why I am…

Fig Salad

Today I woke up feeling very romantic. Then I thought about an enchanting place in Italy called “Borgo di Votigno”. This is an amazing and magic place where I had the opportunity of living a very important moment in my life. Located in northern Italy, this medieval “Borgo” is also well known for hosting a…

Moroccan Mint Tea

What do you normally bring back after a trip? I personally love coming back with something local for example a nice handmade plate, cups, a bottle of local wine, some new spices and souvenirs. This because in the end I behave like a tourist too. At the same time, in my opinion, the best things…

Lavender Lemonade

Can you think of a refreshing summer beverage that, among its benefits includes stress relief, anxiety reduction, headaches prevention and even has a very fragrant smell? The answer is Lavender Lemonade. Easy to prepare, this summery drink looks colourful and tastes delicious. Ingredients 3 lemons juice 4 sprigs fresh organic lavender or 1 tablespoon dried…