On the last Sunday of every month on the streets along the Naviglio Grande becomes an exposition for thousands of antiques. Of course being in Milano, most of the antiques are vintage fashion, including fabulous fur coats, classic designer handbags including Chanel and Valentino (to name a few), and timeless eyewear, perfect to finish off any look. The great thing about il Mercatone dell’ Antiquariato is that most of the bakery and brunch places are open (being that it is Sunday) and you can sit down and enjoy a cappuccino and brioche after a long walk around the Naviglio Grande.
Ciao a tutti! As you all may know I have moved to Milano, and I absolutely love it! Here are a few photos I have taken during my time here and soon I will post about some of my favorite places to wine and dine in this marvelous city.
Glühwein is the perfect treat for a cold winter night that you are enjoying with the company of friends and family over a few light bites. Unfortunately in South Florida we don’t really get many cold winter nights, but I can always pretend! I first tried this delicious red wine concoction when I traveled to Switzerland last December and ended up in a wonderful place called Schmutzli Bar. Instantly I knew I would love to recreate it, and this recipe is almost identical to it. Of course I added a splash of triple sec for an extra kick!
Ingredients 2 bottles of your favorite red wine, I used a dry merlot 1 cup brown sugar 1 orange 1 cup of orange juice 4 sticks of cinnamon 6 whole all spice 12 whole cloves Splash of Triple Sec Continue reading →
I am excited to say that I will be moving to Italy in January! What better way to start the new year?! I am thrilled to experience this beautiful and historic country as an insider, and not just as a tourist. Stay tuned for all of my photography from around the city of Milan, as well as restaurant reviews and my escapades around Europe. And of course plenty of new recipes inspired by my new life in Italia!
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It is officially my favorite time of the year, perfect for baking, cooking and sharing with friends and family. If you haven’t noticed, I have been quite smitten with donuts lately, maybe it’s because it took me forever to get a donut pan or because of all the different combinations that can be made into these delicious clouds of yumminess.
I promise to post a savory, non donut related recipe next, but for now, bask in these scrumptious pumpkin donuts with the ohh so ahh-mazing cinnamon (almond) butter glaze.
Pumpkin Spice Donuts with Cinnamon Butter Glaze
Ingredients For the donuts:(makes 12 donuts) one donut pan 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce 2 tablespoons butter, melted 3 large eggs 1½ cup of light brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger pinch of all spice pinch of salt 1½ teaspoons baking powder 2 cups all purpose flour Continue reading →