SAND NATIVITY, Jesolo(VE), Italy

This is the best period to visit different “Nativity” exhibits here in Italy. Finally, after 2 years of planning, I was finally able to visit this very beautiful and particular Nativity exhibit in the city of Jesolo, Italy. Art can also be expressed using an ordinary but extraordinary material as the sand. Nature has a…

“POLPETTE” – MEATBALLS

After the “Bollito party”, i found myself with some leftover meat and so…I put the meat in a blender, I added a dash of salt, parsley, a pinch of garlic, some breadcrumbs, an egg, grated cheese and 1/4 cup milk. After 5 minutes, I started to make disc shaped meatballs, rolled them over some breadcrumbs…

“Bollito” party… I don’t remember when I started inviting close friends at home to savor this traditional Italian dish, all I remember is the joy of having great good friends around specially during special moments like christmas time.

“BOLLITO” – ug sa bisaya pa na, “Nilat-ang karne” BOILED MEAT(TYPICAL ST. STEFANO DISH, EVERY 26 OF DECEMBER) – FOR 15 PERSONS 1 1⁄2 KG OF COW MEAT WITH 2 BONES(CHOOSE THE PART OF THE MUSCLE) 500 GRAMS OX TONGUE 1 1⁄2 KG OF “COTECHINO” ITALIAN PORK SAUSAGE 1 1⁄2 KG DI BIANCOSTATO(TASTO) 4 CARROTS…

Maja Blanca

It took me years to realize that I can prepare this Filipino delicacy here in Italy. Fortunately I met a group of Filipinas living in the town of Cornuda, a small and peaceful town in the province of Treviso, Italy. Thanks to these friends and the inspiration they gave me, I now know how to…

Christmas cookies

I had a hard time trying to figure out the best gift that I could give to friends I care about. In the end, I found myself baking these easy to make but delicious cookies. A recipe given by an officemate. Maybe my friend will never fully understand the value of this recipe to me,…

BROWNIES… .

Chocolate flavored squares which are my favorite giveaways for friends during the christmas season. It’s been more than 25 years since I started making this special recipe for my family here in Italy, the christmas season is not complete without it! I have too many things to do lately and even the word busy is…

Torta al caffè cotta con la Pentola Fornetto

Last week someone gave me a “Pentola Fornetto”, a kind of pan that you can use as oven. Well, I was truly curious to see if this is true so I started searching for a good recipe in the internet. I was unlucky, I wasted time and ingredients but I did not lose hope. If…