Archive | Beverages (Bevanda) RSS feed for this section

Handmade Cappuccino

Tweet In Italy, coffee is more than a beverage, it’s an important part of every day life, a social phenomenon, a religious experience and one more reason Italy is suffering during this global pandemic. However, when at home, the Italian way of brewing coffee begins with the iconic Moka Pot. Unless you are a tea […]

Continue Reading

Sicilian Sunrise

Tweet A colorful libation to begin a delicious day! Brunch is my favorite way to entertain. It can be casual or elegant, yet the atmosphere is always festive, friendly and fun. It is the perfect opportunity to invite newcomers to the neighborhood, celebrate a special occasion or just relax and enjoy with family and friends. […]

Continue Reading
Affogato

Affogato

Tweet     Affogato al Caffe literally means drowned in coffee. This Italian combination of vanilla gelato and a shot of espresso is a quick and easy dessert that will satisfy your guests sweet tooth as well as their caffeine fix. You may use the recipe as a guide line but feel free to add […]

Continue Reading

Peach Bellini

Tweet Venice, Italy, considered by many to be one of the most romantic cities in the world and a favorite honeymoon destination, is where my husband, Jack and I spent a very special anniversary. The typical crowds of the tourist season were long gone, the streets were practically deserted and even the neighborhood bars and […]

Continue Reading

Sicilian Arancello

Tweet Many families throughout Italy and Sicily make their own limoncello, the famous Italian lemon liquor. There was a time when this digestivo (after dinner drink) was difficult to find but it is now readily available in most markets. What you won’t find however, is the orange liquor, known as arancello. Typically, this libation is […]

Continue Reading

Fennel Apple Spritzer

Tweet Coming up with this recipe was the answer to two questions that started off the day; What kind of non-alcoholic drink can I offer for a lunch I am hosting and what should I do with the bunch of fennel fronds left from the fennel and orange salad I just made. (See Creamy Cannellini Beans […]

Continue Reading

Blueberry Ice Cubes

Tweet Last summer, an unexpected trip out of town, found me with a refrigerator full of fruits and vegetables that I did not want to go to waste. So, I roasted the carrots, mushrooms and eggplant and fried up the bell peppers. The fruit was a no-brainer, as it went into the freezer. The berries could […]

Continue Reading

How to Grate Nutmeg

Tweet Nutmeg, the healthy spice that takes a back seat to your everyday spices for much of the year, comes out swinging during the holidays. This seemingly seasonal spice is used to flavor cookies, cakes and pumpkin pie, as well as soups, sauces and squash dishes and has dusted many a cup of hot chocolate, […]

Continue Reading

Sparkling Rosemary Limonata

Tweet Turn your ordinary lemonade into something special! This simple recipe adds a subtle savory twist to a favorite warm weather drink. The crisp, clean refreshing taste of Italian limonata (lemonade) will cool you off and add a splash of sparkle to any occasion. This recipe makes 2-3 servings. I usually double the recipe, as […]

Continue Reading

Limoncello Fresco

Tweet The famous Italian lemon liqueur, Limoncello, is simply lemon zest steeped in vodka for several weeks, then mixed with a simple syrup and aged a little longer. Served icy cold, (Limoncello is kept in the freezer) it’s the perfect after dinner drink on a sweltering summer evening or a refreshing libation on a sunny […]

Continue Reading