Category Archives: Eating Habits

My first birthday in Apulia

My dear Friends, I’m baaaack! I left Canada 3 weeks ago and I’m in Italy now. Every day I’m realizing this was the best decision ever!! I’d like to tell you so many things and show you the thousands of

My first birthday in Apulia

My dear Friends, I’m baaaack! I left Canada 3 weeks ago and I’m in Italy now. Every day I’m realizing this was the best decision ever!! I’d like to tell you so many things and show you the thousands of

Do you want colours, joy, freshness and quality? Let’s go to St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Market is a Toronto landmark and is the largest indoor market in the city. It absolutely deserves a post in my blog. This beautiful Victorian building is located between Jarvis and Front streets. I love this place because

Do you want colours, joy, freshness and quality? Let’s go to St. Lawrence Market

St. Lawrence Market is a Toronto landmark and is the largest indoor market in the city. It absolutely deserves a post in my blog. This beautiful Victorian building is located between Jarvis and Front streets. I love this place because

Taralli or pretzels? That is the question. Or maybe NOT!

I don’t know why in Canada taralli are called pretzels. Maybe it’s because their texture is very similar to a pretzel or a breadstick but they really taste different. Their shape is different too. Taralli are from the Southern Italy,

Taralli or pretzels? That is the question. Or maybe NOT!

I don’t know why in Canada taralli are called pretzels. Maybe it’s because their texture is very similar to a pretzel or a breadstick but they really taste different. Their shape is different too. Taralli are from the Southern Italy,

6 years in Canada! My best food moments

Six years in Canada… These years have been very SPECIAL for me: I found Love, my true Friends are still here in my life, I visited amazing places and I met beautiful people. Well, some were not so beautiful but

6 years in Canada! My best food moments

Six years in Canada… These years have been very SPECIAL for me: I found Love, my true Friends are still here in my life, I visited amazing places and I met beautiful people. Well, some were not so beautiful but

Sushi, love and fantasy

You all know my passion for sushi. Well, now I’m very proud to officially say that I can prepare sushi and I’m almost a Japanese chef! 😉 My homemade sushi deserves at least two posts!! In this one I’ll show

Sushi, love and fantasy

You all know my passion for sushi. Well, now I’m very proud to officially say that I can prepare sushi and I’m almost a Japanese chef! 😉 My homemade sushi deserves at least two posts!! In this one I’ll show

Sweet ribs dreams my friends…!

I’ve never had so many ribs like in these years in Canada. When I lived in Italy, I had no idea about how Americans and Canadians are obsessed (in a positive way) with ribs and BBQ sauce. Well, now I

Sweet ribs dreams my friends…!

I’ve never had so many ribs like in these years in Canada. When I lived in Italy, I had no idea about how Americans and Canadians are obsessed (in a positive way) with ribs and BBQ sauce. Well, now I

I love linguine with mushrooms and panna even in the summertime

LINGUINE CON PANNA E FUNGHI No, non è autunno ma lo scorso weekend ho deciso di comprare un po’ di funghi. Mi piacciono ma non li mangio da tantissimo tempo. Ho comprato quelli freschi già puliti e pronti così mi

I love linguine with mushrooms and panna even in the summertime

LINGUINE CON PANNA E FUNGHI No, non è autunno ma lo scorso weekend ho deciso di comprare un po’ di funghi. Mi piacciono ma non li mangio da tantissimo tempo. Ho comprato quelli freschi già puliti e pronti così mi

Tartine al salmone in Canadian style!

A few days ago I had this great creative idea. I had some salmon left in the fridge that I used for my penne with vodka and I decided to make some “tartine“. In Italy “tartina” (singular; plural: “tartine”) is

Tartine al salmone in Canadian style!

A few days ago I had this great creative idea. I had some salmon left in the fridge that I used for my penne with vodka and I decided to make some “tartine“. In Italy “tartina” (singular; plural: “tartine”) is

Penne alla vodka e salmone will NOT get you drunk!

PENNE ALLA VODKA E SALMONE Sapete già che amo il pesce, il salmone e il sushi ecc ecc… ma oggi voglio insegnarvi a preparare un piatto molto speciale: penne con vodka e salmone affumicato. Ma gente, non preoccupatevi. Potete portarvi

Penne alla vodka e salmone will NOT get you drunk!

PENNE ALLA VODKA E SALMONE Sapete già che amo il pesce, il salmone e il sushi ecc ecc… ma oggi voglio insegnarvi a preparare un piatto molto speciale: penne con vodka e salmone affumicato. Ma gente, non preoccupatevi. Potete portarvi

My best spaghetti EVER!

It’s official. Last Sunday for dinner I had my best spaghetti ever! I was home all alone and I decided to treat myself with a simple plate of pasta and a glass of good red wine. Just so you know,

My best spaghetti EVER!

It’s official. Last Sunday for dinner I had my best spaghetti ever! I was home all alone and I decided to treat myself with a simple plate of pasta and a glass of good red wine. Just so you know,

Size 4? You are fat. Size 0? You are too thin. Size doesn’t define your health!

I love Jennifer Lopez. I love Beyoncé. I love Christina Aguilera. I love Ashley Judd. Recently, I read some articles about the size, the weight, the butt and the puffy face of these beautiful women. I’m sick and tired of

Size 4? You are fat. Size 0? You are too thin. Size doesn’t define your health!

I love Jennifer Lopez. I love Beyoncé. I love Christina Aguilera. I love Ashley Judd. Recently, I read some articles about the size, the weight, the butt and the puffy face of these beautiful women. I’m sick and tired of

Orecchiette and Somali lamb: my Easter in Toronto

The soundtrack for this post could be “I will survive” by Gloria Gaynor… because actually, I survived the Easter lunch!!! Like Christmas, in Italy Easter means food, food and… food. The Italian tradition includes lamb or goat and it varies

Orecchiette and Somali lamb: my Easter in Toronto

The soundtrack for this post could be “I will survive” by Gloria Gaynor… because actually, I survived the Easter lunch!!! Like Christmas, in Italy Easter means food, food and… food. The Italian tradition includes lamb or goat and it varies

Dukan diet? No thanks!

Ok guys, here I am. This time I’d like to write something about dieting. (awww…. I really hate this word..) I still have some extra pounds to lose. I’m having rough times in this period and I have a sweet

Dukan diet? No thanks!

Ok guys, here I am. This time I’d like to write something about dieting. (awww…. I really hate this word..) I still have some extra pounds to lose. I’m having rough times in this period and I have a sweet

The Italian espresso culture behind Starbucks

In Italy we don’t have Starbucks and when I heard about it on TV more than five years ago before coming to Canada, I couldn’t even imagine that it could become a sort of addiction. Why Starbucks is not present

The Italian espresso culture behind Starbucks

In Italy we don’t have Starbucks and when I heard about it on TV more than five years ago before coming to Canada, I couldn’t even imagine that it could become a sort of addiction. Why Starbucks is not present

Would you like a cookie or… a biscuit?

I love cookies but I had never tried to cook them before yesterday. Americans are crazy about cookies. In the kitchen specialty stores you can find huge boxes of cutter cookie sets with a great variety of shapes. In most

Would you like a cookie or… a biscuit?

I love cookies but I had never tried to cook them before yesterday. Americans are crazy about cookies. In the kitchen specialty stores you can find huge boxes of cutter cookie sets with a great variety of shapes. In most

It’s Carnival in Italy… time for frittelle, chiacchiere and turtlitt!

This is my treat day and since in Italy it’s Carnival I’ve decided to prepare a traditional Italian Carnival dessert: turtlitt. This name comes from local dialect and it means stuffed tortelli or dumplings. Turtlitt are from Piacenza, the city

It’s Carnival in Italy… time for frittelle, chiacchiere and turtlitt!

This is my treat day and since in Italy it’s Carnival I’ve decided to prepare a traditional Italian Carnival dessert: turtlitt. This name comes from local dialect and it means stuffed tortelli or dumplings. Turtlitt are from Piacenza, the city

Canadians love donuts, Italians love… ciambella

Guys… I made it! Woo hoo! Five days with no sweets!! Double woo hooo! I beat my sugar addiction and I cleaned my body from all the chocolate I had been eaten every single day for more than one week.

Canadians love donuts, Italians love… ciambella

Guys… I made it! Woo hoo! Five days with no sweets!! Double woo hooo! I beat my sugar addiction and I cleaned my body from all the chocolate I had been eaten every single day for more than one week.

Sugar-addiction: how to quit

Guys, I have to tell you the truth. In these days I would eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s the so-called sweet tooth. I think that when your “treat day” becomes a “cheat week”, well… listen to me,

Sugar-addiction: how to quit

Guys, I have to tell you the truth. In these days I would eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s the so-called sweet tooth. I think that when your “treat day” becomes a “cheat week”, well… listen to me,