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Zucchini flower recipe: Frittata-style (fiori di zucca)

My love affair started with Italy 10 years ago. My love for food started as soon as I could say spoon. For those of you new to my blog, it is called “curious appetite” because I wanted to write about all the things I was curious about: food, places, drinks, cultures and such. 689 more words


Crab Quesadillas

OK, who doesn’t love quesadillas? They’re like a tiny, warm little sandwich your mother made for you to eat after school. Yum. Portable, finger-food, dip-able, easy to make. 382 more words


Fiesta Grilled Shrimp Dip

At Glover Gardens, summer brings lots of grilled shrimp, and sometimes we have leftovers.  This creamy, spicy dip is quickly assembled and makes the most of leftover grilled shrimp – it’s the perfect appetizer for a summer barbecue. 289 more words


Steamed Potato Salad with Beetroot Dressing

Once again we’re in the middle of a summer heatwave. It’s been 40 degrees here for the last few days so we need some refreshing salads to cool down. 234 more words

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Tuscan Recipe- Panzanella Bread Salad

Bread salad? Yes.

I wonder if people coming to Florence or other destinations in Tuscany realize what Tuscan cuisine is and what it isn’t.

Tuscan cuisine is a complex yet simple beast. 873 more words


Leek, Broccoli and Sundried Tomato Risotto

It’s no secret I love Italian food and I don’t just mean pizza and pasta, there’s a whole lot more to this mediterranean neighbour´s fare. Risotto is a great staple and is totally versatile as you can change the veg according to season, personal preference and / or whatever’s in your fridge. 199 more words

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Bacon and mushrooms spätzle gratin recipe

INGREDIENTS (for 4 people):
  • 500 gr spätzle
  • 15 gr trumpette de la mort dried
  • 50 gr diced bacon
  • 125 ml cream
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100 gr grated parmesan…
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