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The Religion of Coffee

Tweet In Italy, il caffe, expertly prepared, is more then just a cup of coffee, it is a religious experience. In the neighborhood cafe, (called a bar) daily life begins with a cacophony of sounds. With perfect timing and in symphonic harmony, the hissing of the milk steamer, tapping of filters being emptied, the clattering […]

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Italian Astronaut & Espresso

Tweet Samantha Cristoforetti, a thirty-seven year old Italian Air Force Captain and fighter pilot, is the first Italian woman astronaut. Currently working and living on the International Space Station, Captain Crisoforetti, is the flight engineer for Expedition 42/43. It is no coincidence that this mission marked the debut espresso¬†launched into space for its maiden voyage. […]

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Chocolate Espresso Olive Oil Cake

Tweet I am not what you’d call a chocoholic, but every now and then, when only something chocolate will do, this cake is guaranteed to satisfy the craving every time. It has a rich, deeply chocolate flavor and is not overly sweet. It requires no frosting, merely a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and perhaps […]

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Lemon Capri

Tweet The picturesque Island of Capri, in the Bay of Naples, once a rather secret destination for artists, writers and the rich and famous, sees nearly 10,000 visitors a day during the summer. My suggestion … wait until the fall to visit this enchanting island and make this luscious libation to enjoy now. Limoncello, an […]

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Chocolate Espresso Ice Cubes

Tweet I have been making “ice cubes” to have on hand for our iced coffees. I have made Creamy Milk Cubes, Cappuccini Cubes and “Ice” Coffee. Sometimes I add chocolate to the coffee (chocolate and coffee are a match made in heaven). If the whole purpose of making the cubes is convenience for an iced […]

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Ricotta al Caffe

Ricotta al Caffe

Tweet Every Sicilian I have ever met has a sweet tooth, we love our dolce (dessert), especially those with sweetened ricotta! Sicily’s iconic cannoli with it’s crisp pastry shell, creamy ricotta filling and a dusting of confectioner’s sugar is probably the most well known, followed by the elaborate cassata, a rich layered cake filled with […]

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Espresso Brownie Pops

Tweet Brownies, that iconic, no-utensil-needed dessert, has made more appearances at pot lucks and back-to-school nights than perhaps her best friend, the chocolate chip cookie. I have eaten my fair share of this chocolaty square bite, from the cake types smeared with icing, to the ones that are dense, moist and chewy, with nuts or […]

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EspressO’s

Tweet Did you know that Oreo was the best selling cookie of the 20th century? They have sold over 461 billion (with a “B”) Oreo cookies since they were introduced 100 years ago. I say, on their anniversary which is March 6, 2012, let’s all celebrate this iconic biscuit by eating Oreo’s … or a […]

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Affogato

Affogato

Tweet         Affogato al Caffe literally means drowned in coffee. It 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 more gelato or coffee as you desire. ¬†It’s […]

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espresso biscotti

Espresso Biscotti

Tweet For all us coffee lovers who just can’t get enough of our favorite beverage, this is a delicious treat by itself. But who are we kidding? We know these biscotti will taste even better with a cup of our favorite brew! And to satisfy the sweet tooth, see my chocolate ganache recipe. Spread a […]

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