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March 2017

Food Recipes

Bigné di San Giuseppe

March 27, 2017

Growing up, I never really liked my name, Giuseppina. “It’s such an old lady Italian name!” I would think. Even though no one ever called me by my full name (it was always shortened to Pina), I didn’t think that was much better. When you’re young, you just want to fit in, and with my name, I definitely did not fit in.  So let’s backtrack a bit. How did I get my name anyway? Well, my mom named me in memory…

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A strawberry lemon crostata

March 17, 2017

I made a crostata recipe for the blog almost one year ago. I can’t believe it was that long ago. It seems like yesterday that I was photographing it. Since then, so much has happened. I got engaged, changed jobs, started to plan a wedding, went to Italy for my cousin’s wedding, Ben officially became a lawyer, got a permanent position at a really great firm….it’s truly amazing what can happen in just one year and the milestones you can…

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Stuffed Pasta Shells with Butternut Squash, Ricotta and Spinach

March 14, 2017

My mom used to make stuffed pasta shells when I was growing up, and let me tell you, I could never eat just one (or two).  So when the opportunity to participate in Vancouver’s Virtual Potluck came up, I knew what I was going to make right away – my mom’s stuffed pasta shells (with my own twist of course!).  The Virtual Potluck brings 35+ of Vancouver’s food bloggers together for one epic feast. Below you’ll see “next” and “back”…

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