Our First Night Away

Eek! And simultaneously Yay!  We have never spent a night away from the kiddos.   Ever.  We had a baby moon for R3, but as I was SUPER preggo and uncomfortable it doesn't count. Lily's godfather and his partner are coming to watch the kidlets overnight.  As they want kids of their own it's a bit of trial by fire.   They are around us a lot, so I feel confident that they know the routine....more

Easter treats

Easy to make treats for Easter....chocolate bird nests. How to instructions at www.neveradullbite.com...more

Easter bunny pops

#Easter celebration, you ought to bake a Pastiera

Easter celebration, you ought to bake a Pastiera.Pastiera is amongst all the Easter period sweet recipes, probably the most delicious. In every southern Italian household you will find one of this delightful cake. The Pastiera ...more

Easter appetizer: Thai red curry devilled eggs

Easter is by far one of my favourite holidays, and not just because of the egg decorating!  It’s a time of new life, awakening and newness – just the line of thinking we need after the awful, awful winter we just had....more

Tonight : a glass #Montepulciano DOC!

Tonight we are having a nice glass of Montepulciano DOC from 2011. Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a red Italian wine made from the Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy.Montepulciano d'Abruzzo gained the  Denomination controlled origin (DOC) in the late 1960's. The DOC region for Montepulciano d'Abruzzo covers a vast part of land in the Abruzzo region between the Apennines and Adriatic coast.The hillside vineyards planted on calcareous clay benefit from warm and significant sun exposure that is ventilated by dry breezes coming off the Adriatic....more

Fancy a glass of Dolcetto #wine? We do!

"Dolcetto" is a black Italian wine grape variety widely grown in the Piedmont region of Northwest Italy, mostly known as the Monferrato area and close by the city of Alba.The Italian word "Dolcetto" means "the little sweet one", however the name has no reference to the grape’s sugar levels,but it is possible that it derives from the name of the hills where the vine is cultivated. ...more

#saturday perfect #meal? Share yours!

Well it is Saturday, the weekend is here. Most of us probably have more time on their hands to be spent between ingredients and a busy kitchen, to prepare delicious meals for friends and loved ones. We have a list of recipes we would love to try today, here are few of the ones on the list, not sure yet which will be the winner. ...more

Celebrate Spring with a Tasty Treat (or Three) From Harry & David

It's the first official day of Spring! Celebrate with a mouth watering treat from Harry & David. -PJ Gach...more

Italian Father's day - March 19th - let's get frying!

Let's celebrate Father's Day the Italian way! We would love to see how you prepare this traditional recipe and we will love to see you and your family enjoy this traditional delight.  Send us the best shots of your creations:  #zeppolachallenge March is indeed a time of festivity and feasting in Italy. From celebrating new blooms to weather changes, March is also the time when Italians celebrate St....more