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Cauliflower in the garden Cauliflower in the garden By Alessandra Zecchini 11/26/14 04:30 Photo by Arantxa Zecchini Dowling © Posted by Alessandra at 4:28 PM Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels: Cauli, In the garden, photography No comments: Post a Comment Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments...
Orchids in mason jar Orchids in mason jar By Alessandra Zecchini 11/23/14 09:03 Photo by Alessandra Zecchini © Posted by Alessandra at 9:03 PM Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels: flowers No comments: Post a Comment Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) LinkWithin Visit the...
Chocolate and plum mousse with Italian meringue base and Fresh As plum powder Chocolate and plum mousse with Italian meringue base and Fresh As plum powder By Alessandra Zecchini 11/14/14 23:46 What I like about mousses is that you can just improvise, and as long as you beat well the main ingredients (eggs and cream) you can never go wrong! I made this with Arantxa; while I made the Italian meringue and whipped the cream she whipped the egg yolk,...
Two New Zealand birds in my garden; tui and kererū Two New Zealand birds in my garden; tui and kererū By Alessandra Zecchini 11/11/14 21:28 I love the fact that I can use my phone to video the birds I see out of the window. We are surrounded by native forest, including plenty of nikau palms, so we have lots of kereru, and we also have flowering trees like puriri, and a one exotic, an Australian...
A snapshot of where i live: kererū feeding on nikau berries A snapshot of where i live: kererū feeding on nikau berries By Alessandra Zecchini 11/09/14 06:42 The New Zealand pigeon or kererū is a bird endemic to New Zealand. The nikau is the only palm native to New Zealand. Filmed in the Waitakere Ranges, Auckland.
Strawberries with orange and cinnamon (perfect for Xmas) and Sweet New Zealand Strawberries with orange and cinnamon (perfect for Xmas) and Sweet New Zealand By Alessandra Zecchini 11/03/14 09:10 This is the 40th consecutive edition of Sweet New Zealand, and I will be hosting it from this blog. Last month (October 2014) our host was Lesley from eat, etc. so check out her round up here for some ideas. And I am also entering the first recipe: Strawberries...
Just in time for Halloween: Vegan huhu grubs Just in time for Halloween: Vegan huhu grubs By Alessandra Zecchini 10/30/14 02:42 Click here for the full story (and recipe!) Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©
Tiramisù di Alessandra Tiramisù di Alessandra By Alessandra Zecchini 10/27/14 06:55 I developed this recipe many years ago when I was living in Japan, and it has two particularities: it is made with cream instead of mascarpone (which was difficult to find then, but then became my signature dish - thus the name!) and the topping is not...
Israeli cous cous with grilled eggplants and capsicums Israeli cous cous with grilled eggplants and capsicums By Alessandra Zecchini 10/16/14 09:39 I cannot wait for summer, capsicums and eggplants! Nearly there, in the meantime I use char grilled veggies preserved in oil, they are very versatile for a quick meal. For this dish I cooked a packet of Israeli cous cous (but fregola pasta is perfect too)...
Festival Italiano 2014 - photos by Joe Shearman Festival Italiano 2014 - photos by Joe Shearman By Alessandra Zecchini 10/05/14 10:36 KSDA Kim Santarelli Dance Academy students performing the Tarentella at the Festival Italiano - Auckland Italian market in Osborne St Crowd Art of Produce stall Kid's area Gina's boy Piazzetta and kids area Osborne St. Gina's restaurant Osborne St KSDA...
Festival Italiano in Auckland - this Sunday Festival Italiano in Auckland - this Sunday By Alessandra Zecchini 09/26/14 03:27 Come along to the Festival Italiano in Newmarket this Sunday, free entry, spot prizes, great food and drinks and music, children area, lots of Italians!
Tofu with onion weeds Tofu with onion weeds By Alessandra Zecchini 09/24/14 03:12 In spring I post lots of recipes with onion weed, and why not: it is free, delicious, and you can eat the flowers too! This one uses tofu, so you can be doubly good to the earth: no meat, and at the same time you forage and get rid off a weed from the garden!...
Sublime Onion Tartlets Sublime Onion Tartlets By Alessandra Zecchini 09/20/14 12:11 This recipe is from my book Savour, it is really easy and the result is guaranteed to make your dinner guests go WOW! All you need is ordinary brown onions (one per person for a main or just half per person for a starter). Peel the onions and boil whole...
Quick passion fruit semifreddo Quick passion fruit semifreddo By Alessandra Zecchini 09/11/14 06:44 Today is the first day of the Italian Festival Season in Auckland and I am getting ready to go to Andrea Bocelli in Concert! I have been so busy with the Festival that I don't have time to blog, but I can always find time for a super quick dessert! This...
I am on tv I am on tv By Alessandra Zecchini 09/04/14 22:33 Tune in to TV One this Sunday at 11am for the Neighbourhood episode of Oratai, which I will be presenting. And if you miss it you can always watch it on TV On Demand by clicking here. http://www.tvnz.co.nz/neighbourhood For the readers overseas, I am not...
Gnocchi di palate step by step Gnocchi di palate step by step By Alessandra Zecchini 08/31/14 06:23 To make gnocchi you need big floury potatoes, like agria, wash them and boil them with the skin. Do not peel first! Peel the potatoes only after they have been boiled, then press with a potato ricer. This is very important, if you you a blender or food...
And the winner of the Kimono Tango bag is And the winner of the Kimono Tango bag is By Alessandra Zecchini 08/26/14 01:50 Thank you all for entering the Kimono Tango's competition. The winner was selected using Random.org. Congratulations Martina! And if you like to find out more about this beautiful and unique brand please check out their Facebook Page.
Persimmon agar agar Persimmon agar agar By Alessandra Zecchini 08/24/14 10:28 This dessert is perfect after a Japanese meal, maybe not a traditional Japanese dish (I invented it, after all, like most of the recipes in this blog) but it taste great and and it is made with only two ingredients: persimmons and agar agar (and a little...
Kimono Tango and a Giveaway Kimono Tango and a Giveaway By Alessandra Zecchini 08/19/14 11:13 A while ago my friend Chizuko made me with these beautiful cushions (she calls them pillows), plus some table runners. The the other day in the post I got 5 amazing handbags, one more beautiful than the other! They are all made by hand using kimono and...
Baking fairly for Sweet New Zealand Baking fairly for Sweet New Zealand By Alessandra Zecchini 08/16/14 12:09 There are so many good Fair Trade and Trade Aid ingredients for baking, and although I have already submitted my entry for the Big Fair Bake I thought of using more 'fair' ingredients for Sweet New Zealand. The August edition is hosted by Munch Cooking...
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