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Venice… The real food and Stories…

Cosi’ Croccante   It was not just another cold day in Venice. Today the sky was slightly grey and the sun was coming out slowly, gently. It became a precious light, guiding us through the lonely streets of Venice. The…

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Risotto Risotto…. Be seduced by Venice!

Risotto with Mussels 1.5kg of mussels 150ml of white wine – (dry like chardonnay,  as you are eliminating all the flavours to avoid any acidity) 6tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 1 litre of homemade stock 1 celery stalk including…

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Short Crust Pastry – the best 3 you need to know! Crumbling and wonderful!

Short Crust Pastry, The best 3 recipes from Sorelle Simili, my wonderful teachers… Always with me, in my heart and in my soul. 1) CLASSIC MIX FOR BISCUITS AND CROSTATA 200 g flour 00 100 g butter 2 egg yolks…

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Eggplant Pesto, wonderful served with a grilled fish, or serve with pasta! Easy and healthy dinner.

  Pesto di Melanzane   Ingredients 400g of trofie or any short pasta like farfalle 2 eggplants 1 garlic clove 100g of parmesan 1 hand full of basil 6 spoons of extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper   Instructions  …

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How to Cook Pasta Properly! Here are the strict rules to cook your perfect pasta! Live Italy, Enjoy!

   How to cook Pasta, as we do it in Italy! * Always choose a good quality dried pasta or if working with fresh egg pasta make it “fresh”. * Do never precook it or reheat it.   THE SAUCEPAN:…

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Beef Carpaccio

Beef Carpaccio… A classical Italian dish… 500g of carpaccio you can leave the fine slices or chopped finely ½ cup of celery with the leaves chopped finely ½ cup of parsley chopped finely ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil…

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Quick and effective! Focaccia at anytime of the day is always a winner.

Focaccia Veloce The potato is the secret of this great focaccia. This is one of the best recipes I have come across. Given that traditional focaccia recipes take a whole day to make, this is relatively quick and simple and…

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Ohhhh this Eggplant Pie is simply wonderful! Torta di Melanzane… at it is best!

Torta di Melanzane ….. Eggplant Pie 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 400 g (14 oz) tinned whole tomatoes, puréed 1 handful basil leaves, torn 1.2 kg (2 lb 12 oz) eggplant (aubergine), cut into 1…

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What is next? Time in the kitchen, discovering what we love to give and share!

This is one of the best cakes. I can promise you. Apples and apples….  are always available. Isn’t it wonderful to wake up a love one with a smile and a piece of a glorious cake? Have no doubt –…

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I left Italy with the courage to sell every little material thing I had, and embark on a new life.

I never returned to Australia until April. I left Italy with a return ticket. I left Italy with the determination that I knew I could give everything I learned in these three months. I left Italy with the courage to…

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I was touched by God, I could feel the changes….

Life was simply beautiful here at the Colline del Prosecco! The Sydney lockdown was extended, and there was no reason for me to return to Australia. I started to think if destiny was playing with my life. I was touched…

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Bread, Love & Life!

A New Beginning… I learned again how it was to break bread and just leave it on the table, not on a side plate… There… on that rustic table, the bread meant peace, love, forgiveness, living, life, joy, and sharing….

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Colline del Prosecco

Welcome to your new life, Welcome back Home! I arrived in Italy, to be precise at San Pietro di Feletto, where my best friend organised an agriturismo for my staying. The place where Angelino chose, turned out to be the…

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Making a difference!

Maya Angelou once said: Hope and Fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay. As 2020 would drag and drag for as long as I can recall. Despite the borders being closed, I realized I had to make…

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Welcome to Colline di Luce, to my new life in the Prosecco Hills!

Here it is to a new chapter! It was in 2020, when we were all living through loss and fear, uncertainty and confusion, lack of freedom and discouragement that I took one of the biggest decisions of my life. In…

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