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Ravioli with Ricotta and Parsley Dough250 g Farina 00 or Semolina Fine100 g Water ((add if need more))3 g SaltFilling400 g RicottaSaltPepper100 g Chopped Parsley DoughIn a mixer make your dough mixing the flour or semolina fine, water and salt. When ready the dough has a smooth finish. Add more water if needed, flours are different, so water amount needed can vary.Put in cling film and let it rest for half hour in the fridge (this is a must do!)FillingDrain the...

Cannoli siciliani - Sicilian cannoli Does it even need a description? Cannoli Pastry260 g Plain Flour20 g White Sugar30 g Lard ((You can use unsalted butter if you want make it vegetarian))5 g Cocoa Powder5 g Salt20 g Egg10 g White wine vinegar60 g Marsala WineFilling1 kg Sheep Ricotta ((If not found it is ok normal ricotta))130 g Sugar80 g Dark Chocolate chipsFrying1 l Vegetable Oil Mix all the ingredients for the pastry together - lard needs to be straight from the...

Even our last day in Rome was quite full, and although tired of all the walking we had done so far, we decided to see another part of the city: the Eur. Although I have been there few times as adult, I do have a remembrance from my childhood about the Eur and its amusement park, LunEur, the largest amusement in Rome. From where we were staying, the fastest way to get to the Eur was to take a bus, actually 2!...

Our second day in Rome started with me going back to my old University, Tor Vergata, in order to get my graduation Pergamene (10 years later!). Not sure any of you would like to do quite a long trip to see my old University, so I will start from the interesting part of the day :D The interesting part of the day actually started in the area of Vittorio Emanuele tube/metro stop. This area is beautiful and you can definitely get...

Some of you have seen the pictures of my long weekend in Rome, some of you may have not. I have anyway received so many requests from my friends to tell them about where to go in Rome and especially where to eat in Rome, that I decided to write a post about it. So, here some walks (well, around 20K steps every day) and some places you definitely need to visit, if you book a long weekend in the eternal...

So, one you bought you eggs according to my guide here, now you need to store them right! Well, first of all, TAKE THEM OUT FROM THAT FRIDGE (if you are European/Uk), considering that as you already know how to buy them you have bought the ones with the British Lion on or an equivalent vaccination mark against Salmonella. In US, it is a different story, considering that eggs are not vaccinated, but sprayed with a chemical sanitiser to remove...

Lately I have been obsessed by eggs. I know, weird. Maybe we are close to easter, so I can see chocolate eggs all over the place + I was in an hotel for few days for work and they did not have my favourite cereals, so I went for eggs instead! That is kind of brave from my side, considering that italian breakfast it is actually a sweet breakfast. But I read so many things about it! So, considering life...

First of all, choose your egg right! Well, if you are a UK Citizen that should be easy enough. Decide what animal egg you want to buyGo to a food/grocery shopLook for free-range eggs, see HERE my previous post about itMake sure your eggs have the British Lion printed on itCheck the best before date So, just few words, as I think we really deserve a special mention to the British Lion Eggs. The main safety labelling in UK for eggs...

Seems like free-range eggs are not available anymore in UK, why? It all started with a flu, you say, again?! This time is not actually COVID, you would be surprised! It is still a virus, that this time instead of infecting humans it is infecting birds, no exceptions are found at the moment. It is also called avian flu or birds flu. Considering this new virus going around, as we have experienced lockdown in the last 2 years of our life,...

I would like to introduce to you one of my latest discovery, the KitchenCraft Multi-Functional Microwave Grill Pan / Browning Dish. This Grill Pan is definitely an amazing tool to have if you cook a lot of vegetables but also meats and use a lot your microwave. I have done a video review you can find here. In my review, I have shown how to cook really fast some asparagus, to cook them inside and browning them outside well. Microwaves cook...