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Taking cooking really seriously, spending lots of time with the puppy and dreaming a get away in10 days…the latest updates

20 May

Dear readers

Time is never enough and sometimes I just struggle a bit to find 15 minutes to sit down in front of my laptop to do some writing (I am taking advantage of the moment now that the dog is asleep!)

So…what’s up you guys? I have been in England for over 3 weeks and I feel it…I feel like escaping again! All I think about right now is to take care of Coco…who’s 6 months today!

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I think about cooking all the time (and I wonder why I can get rid of those two kilos more on my body)…I think about going out for long walk on Brighton beach (If only the weather could be on my side)…and I can’t stop thinking about that in 10 days I am off to Miami again, oh yeah!!

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We had a very busy weekend to prepare a dinner party here at home, Italian dinner party to be precise, and my lasagne as usual came out perfect! I am bit surprised about how good  is my husband when he is cooking, he made Sicilian style arancini (rice balls with minced meat and breadcrumbs)…I am starting to doubt his citizenship!!

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heart cappuccino

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Come and dine with me…our own version! So many things to look forward to this weekend…I can’t wait!

27 Apr

Come Dine With Me is a popular Channel 4 television programme shown in the United Kingdom, produced by Granada Television (now known as ITV Studios) and first broadcast in January 2005. The show has either four or five amateur chefs competing against each other hosting a dinner party for the other contestants. Each competitor then rates the host’s performance with the winner winning a £1,000 cash prize. An element of comedy is added to the show through comedian Dave Lamb, who provides a dry and “bitingly sarcastic” narration.

The format has been taken up by many other broadcasters throughout the world…and by us as well. My husband and I, and a couple of good friends now instead than go out for dinner in swanky restaurants or local gastro pubs, we discovered the pleasure (and the effort) of inviting people around, experimenting new recipes and of course, enjoy the time spent together while enjoying an homemade dinner and a good bottle of wine. Last night was “the other couple come dine with me” and we really enjoyed dinner!

I prepared myself for lunch with just a healthy and big salad after have been to the gym (I am trying so hard in these days at the gym to be in shape for our holiday), been running errands all day and finally it was dinner time!

Salmon with asparagus and potatoes and cream pie…gorgeous!!!

Pudding was so good, I must admit I was a bit worried when I saw bananas going around the kitchen (I eat bananas only when they are green or I do not digest them), but my worries went away as soon as I taste the banana, cream and chocolate cake…so good…well done Joe and Becky, our turn again very soon!

I was a bit sad yesterday, after three years spent together my beloved car had to leave me…how can you get close to a car? I don’t know but I did!!! Goodbye Tinkerbell….

I have been working out again today and I probably I will do it again tomorrow and even on Sunday, I can’t feel my arms right now I’m struggling to write!!! Miami…here we come soon!!!I wish an amazing weekend to everyone!

My week is nearly over

29 Sep

A busy day at work, a bad headache (this time I do blame the PMS), the British hotwave or Indian summer, a suitcase to pack, a dinner party to prepare…what a day! Still feeling a bit upside down, still thinking about the wind of change I was talking about yesterday, but do you know what? I don’t have time right now to have a meeting with myself and sort myself out and decide what I want, I just want to enjoy my evening with our friends, fly back home tomorrow and enjoy my family and my friends as much as I can, I’m going to leave everything behind and carry on, come on it’s written everywhere, keep calm and carry on, or as I prefer keep calm and put the kettle on! How hot is today I can’t believe that, people where enjoying the brighton pavilion park and the beaches, I was just walking around as usual!! Dinner tonight will be cooked by my husband in collaboration with nigella’s book…it will be good! I’ll keep you posted, with the behind the scenes! Have a great evening you all.

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