Food Recipes

Banana Bread with Maple Mascarpone Cream and Hazelnuts

January 24, 2018

I have memories of my mom making banana bread (or banana muffins) every Friday night when I was little. It was truly the best thing because I’d wake up on Saturday morning with breakfast waiting for me on the counter. It can’t get much better than that can it? Since we moved into our new place in September, I’d acquired an insanely large amount of frozen bananas (I threw them in the freezer as they were about to go bad).…

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Two Cannoli Recipes to Try

December 8, 2017

It would make sense that a cannoli recipe would make an appearance on this blog…the name is Coffee Campari Cannoli after all 🙂  I originally made these cannoli for the Vancity Virtual Potluck at Nourish Cafe hosted by Josh of Josh Eats. I made two versions for the potluck: a classic version and a nutella version. And then I made them again for Ben’s 30th birthday and everyone that had one mentioned how good they were. That’s when I knew…

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Fig, Honey and Mascarpone Tart

November 10, 2017

Hi everyone! I feel like I’m finally kind of getting back into a more somewhat regular blogging routine (ok but let’s be serious, when was I ever a regular blogger?) But I took an especially long break between July and November because blogging kind of takes a back seat when you’re planning a wedding, have family in from out of town, are doing renos, and moving into your new place. #life So one of the first things I did when…

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Crostini with white bean puree, sautéd cicoria and almonds

November 3, 2017

If you follow along with me on Instagram, you’ll know that I was recently in Italy for 2 weeks celebrating nonna’s 80th birthday with her. It truly was special to be there for such a big milestone. To celebrate, we of course went to my mom’s hometown of Sperlonga where nonna lives. The weather was beautiful, I got to sneak in a few beach days (in mid October!!!), and we even made a 2-day trip to Tuscany. Anyway, I’ll save…

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Travel

Sperlonga Travel Guide

July 4, 2017

Anyone that knows me well knows that Sperlonga is my happy place. I’ve mentioned it a few times on this blog including here and here. Since it’s the town in Italy that my mom was born and raised in, I spent my summers there as a kid since my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins live there.  I feel such a connection to this little piece of paradise that it’s sometimes hard to explain. The draw I feel to it is…

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