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The Japanese Medlar – A Typical Italian Summer Fruit

The large ever green shrub or tree of Japanese medlar, or also called loquat, is a very common fruit tree in Italy. Its yellow fruits look like small peaches, the taste is a mixture between apple and pear. It is … Continue reading

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Green Sauce on Green Thursday

Tomorrow is Maundy or Holy Thursday. In some countries it is called Green Thursday and traditionally you eat something green. I decided for a green sauce made of béchamel and parsley, like my mother did, when I was a child. … Continue reading

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Dipping Oat Cookies in my Coffee at Breakfast

I have never been a cookie monster but there are one type I always liked very much for breakfast. You know, that kind of cookie you dip in your hot coffee, Cappuccino or hot chocolate. Even in tea, if you … Continue reading

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Apple Walnut Cake and a Life Lesson

A couple of years ago I lived in a place with a walnut tree. Small but every year the tree gave me a lot of walnuts. So the last year I lived there I made walnut paste. It’s a good … Continue reading

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Parrozzo – A Traditional Cake of Abruzzo

Parrozzo is a traditional Christmas cake from the Pescara region in the Abruzzo, central-east Italy. The today cake was once a bread made with corn flour and baked in the woodstove. Traditionally the Parrozzo was called ‘pan rozzo’, which means … Continue reading

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