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Cooking Class – Filled Pastas

A few days ago, along with Colleen (my daughter-in-law), we conducted a lecture on different kinds of filled pastas for some Austrian ladies who were guests at the Borgo dei Conti della Torre, a farmhouse in an old dwelling on the banks of the river in Morsano al Tagliamento.  


St. Valentine’s Day Menu

February 14 – St. Valentine’s Day, A Menu for a Romantic Evening Puntarelle Salad Cream of Leek Soup with Shrimp Snapper (or sea bass or sea bream) baked in salt with Ginger Sauce Thyme potatoes Baci di Dama Cookies The recipes are all come from the blog. This dinner can […]


Christmas Menu

I would like to propose three Christmas menus so that everyone can find ideas to suit their needs. The Christmas season has many opportunities to stay at home with family and friends so you might try all three of them, of course we should always remember to choose the dishes […]


Modern Place Setting

Today young couples like to set the table more quickly and easily than their parents, but we can still find elegance in simplicity. You just need a wooden table (in this case one made from ash wood) porcelain dishes and coasters made from a simple circle of dyed wool felt, […]


Herb Butter

This recipe is especially dedicated for those who have planted herbs in a garden or on a balcony. During the winter season the herbs dry out and then return to life in the spring. This is therefore an appropriate time to pick them and prepare Maître d’Hôtel Butter. Properly stored […]


Summer Tables

To confirm that the kitchen and the table are the mirror of the culture of the country and present socio-economic situation at that time, I thought I would recall our summer experiences (mine and my husband’s) through four tables settings on which we sat to enjoy a moment of peace […]



The Easter lunch that I propose contains the scents of April. Asparagus, artichokes, eggs, and peas, these vegetables have the main role. The menu is simple and is not intended to create too many problems during preparation. I propose two desserts, one light creamy dessert to enjoy with the meal […]


Notes on How to Organize Christmas Lunch

Notes on How to Organize Christmas Lunch In the first few days of December, think about the people you would like to have at your table. Define the list and go over each diner’s food tastes and desires. Decide where you will have lunch – in the kitchen, dining room, […]