Whether you like it or not: Christmas is nearly here.
Some people don't like Christmas, they think it’s the most stressful and consumerist period of the year.
Well, do you know what I think?
That everyone decides for themselves, and makes life what they think it is. We decide if our Christmas is only based on gifts and money or if it is based on something else.
For me, Christmas doesn't mean many things: finally spending some time with my family, lights, decoration, food, lots of food, but most of all Home, to be part of something and want to stay with the really important ...
I’m back to the blog with a recipe that conquered my heart.
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you may know about my holiday in Portugal last summer - I went on a really great trip that I truly recommend to all of you. We started in Porto, passed through Lisbon and reached the southern Algarve region.
During this journey there was a component that was present the whole time, sometimes more than once a day… Pasties de Nata!
This Portuguese pastry conquered my heart and definitely my taste buds.
It’s a tiny puff pastry shell filled with cinnamon custard, with a typical ...
A few days ago my friend Valentina asked me: “Could you bake some Cuor di mela for me, please?”. My reaction was loud and surprised: “uhhhh, Cuor di melaaa” I had forgotten all about them!”.
She was talking about a popular Italian cookie, called Cuor di mela, that literally means apple heart, and that I haven’t eaten since I moved here to Manchester.
Cuor di Mela (or apple cookies) are shortcrust pastry cookies filled with jam and tiny pieces of apple. Small, soft, sweet but not overly fragrant... simply delicious! They are perfect if eaten with a nice hot tea, or for breakfast with a ...
I love when a fragrance reminds you of a specific moment in life... And the smell of Christmas cookies, all over the house, does it perfectly.
This is why, to get into the Christmas spirit, Gingerbread Men and decorating Christmas trees are the best.
Years ago I discovered a book about a Gingerbread man. I have to say that it’s a pretty strange story for kids, especially if you think about the end... but let me summarize it for you.
One day a nice old lady decides to bake a Gingerbread man. Once out of the oven, the Gingerbread man starts running all over the house until he jumps out of ...