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Rangpur, not Tahitian limes Rangpur, not Tahitian limes By Alessandra Zecchini 03/10/13 09:56 Sue brought me some organic citrus fruit from a friend's garden in Coromandel, she told that they were Tahitian limes. I heard this before in NZ, I think that this is the common name here, but they don't look like limes, more like yellow mandarins, and...
Apple slice cake Apple slice cake By Alessandra Zecchini 03/07/13 00:23 This is an incredibly simple and quick recipe that makes an amazing apple cake! Ingredients Rind from 1 lemon, plus the lemon juice 5 apples (I used Oratia Beauty, from the orchard down the road) 150 g butter 200 g sugar 4 eggs 250 g self raising flour...
Raita, or Tzatziki Raita, or Tzatziki By Alessandra Zecchini 03/03/13 08:50 Still in yogurt mood, and why not, it is hot and summery and I feel like eating refreshing food. I love making this yogurt sauce, I call it raita when I serve it with Indian food, and tzatziki when I serve it with Greek-Turkish food. The only difference...
Roasted spicy chickpea salad with minty yogurt dressing Roasted spicy chickpea salad with minty yogurt dressing By Alessandra Zecchini 02/28/13 02:30 1 can chickpeas 1 tbsp Moroccan spices 1 pinch salt A few cherry tomatoes 4 tbsp natural yogurt A few mint leaves 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 apple cucumber 80 g mixed salad leaves to finish Drain the chickpeas and place in a bowl with the Moroccan seasoning...
Cuisine CheeseFest today at The Langham Cuisine CheeseFest today at The Langham By Alessandra Zecchini 02/27/13 04:17 Today I went to the Cuisine CheeseFest at The Langham, New Zealand’s largest cheese event. The event is also open tonight, greatly recommended if you are in Auckland and love cheese. This is a chance to taste our NZ award winning artisan cheeses, and to...
March Dante Alighieri Society Event: a trivia quiz about Italy March Dante Alighieri Society Event: a trivia quiz about Italy By Alessandra Zecchini 02/26/13 09:44 Posted by Alessandra at 9:44 PM Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Labels: Auckland, Dante Alighieri Society, news No comments: Post a Comment Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) LinkWithin Only Recipes for Vegetarians...
Eating horses and Lies on the Plate, a must read from Slow Food International Eating horses and Lies on the Plate, a must read from Slow Food International By Alessandra Zecchini 02/24/13 01:18 Being a vegetarian has many advantages, and one is that I don't eat horse simply because I don't eat beef either (or lamb, or pork, or chicken, or... you name it). Of course you never know these days! I never buy ready made food as I tend to cook from scratch,...
 French  Caprese Salad? Cherry tomatoes, bocconcini and blue borage flowers "French" Caprese Salad? Cherry tomatoes, bocconcini and blue borage flowers By Alessandra Zecchini 02/23/13 07:13 I can never get tired of Caprese, the classic tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil salad that represent Italy both in taste and in colour. But just for once, and just for a change, when I picked my cherry tomatoes from the garden I also got a few borage flowers...
Un giro nella mia foresta Un giro nella mia foresta By Alessandra Zecchini 02/21/13 10:08 Post per gli amici italiani che mi hanno chiesto com'è la foresta dove abito. Eccola, foresta nativa, durante gli anni che abbiamo vissuto qui abbiamo costruito alcuni sentieri, e allora vi porto a fare un giro virtuale. Spero che vi piaccia :-) Photos...
Louise Plum Cupcake, perfect for summer and Sweet New Zealand Louise Plum Cupcake, perfect for summer and Sweet New Zealand By Alessandra Zecchini 02/19/13 04:36 I love summer and stone fruit! The orchard near my house sells a variety of plums, and these Louse plums are just a treat! You could also use some black doris or any free stone plums for this recipe. Ingredients 120 g butter 3 eggs 130 g sugar 1/2 tsp lemon...
Life is a bowl of (white) cherries Life is a bowl of (white) cherries By Alessandra Zecchini 02/17/13 10:44 White cherries remind me of the crunchy white 'duroni' cherries I used to eat in Italy as a child. I guess that, like the red ones, the best ones that are grown in NZ are exported, as in the shops we only seem to get seconds, and need to spend quite a bit...
Vegan pot-sticker dumplings Vegan pot-sticker dumplings By Alessandra Zecchini 02/14/13 21:25 I love this type of dumplings, for the filling I use what I have at hand really, but generally the base is tofu, Chinese dried mushrooms, soaked and boiled first (keep the broth for later) and fresh coriander. For flavouring I used sesame oil, soy sauce...
13 February: No Captcha Day 13 February: No Captcha Day By Alessandra Zecchini 02/13/13 10:21 Maybe you were expecting some more Valentine stuff, but no, something different today! I am taking part in the blogging event that aims at removing the "captcha" from the comment forms. No Captcha Day is organized by the Blog of the Alligatore (apparently...
A Japanese gadget for fancy eggs A Japanese gadget for fancy eggs By Alessandra Zecchini 02/12/13 10:14 I brought these egg moulds in Japan, you just need to put inside a boiled egg (peeled), close the mould and place it in a bowl filled wit water (cold) and after 15 minutes your eggs are shaped like a bunny and a teddy bear! So cute! I also got some small...
A few Heart ideas for St. Valentine, and possibly a way to increase blog visits A few Heart ideas for St. Valentine, and possibly a way to increase blog visits By Alessandra Zecchini 02/09/13 21:13 Heart Biscuits for Saint Valentine These are decorated with fondant icing, just roll the fondant and cut using the same cookie cutter as for the biscuit below. Brush the (baked) biscuit with a little jam and place the cut out fondant on top for a smooth...
'5+ a Day' and 'Eat Your Colours' lunch boxes in Little Treasure Magazine '5+ a Day' and 'Eat Your Colours' lunch boxes in Little Treasure Magazine By Alessandra Zecchini 02/08/13 02:26 Check out the February-March issue of Little Treasures magazine for my healthy and colourful lunch boxes, full of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Waitangi Day Reception at Government House, Auckland Waitangi Day Reception at Government House, Auckland By Alessandra Zecchini 02/06/13 09:43 Sandra Fresia and Alessandra Zecchini represented the Dante Alighieri Italian Society of Auckland at The Governor General of New Zealand's Garden Reception for the commemoration of the 173th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. It was a...
Rye Bread Rye Bread By Alessandra Zecchini 02/04/13 22:27 This recipe comes from my book Savour, and I have just seen on the Amazon website that they have 4 'used' copies from $2.42 (plus postage), good to know as now it is almost impossible to find in New Zealand. Rye Bread Ingredients: 300 ml warm water 2 tsp...
How to be a vegetarian in Japan How to be a vegetarian in Japan By Alessandra Zecchini 02/02/13 09:22 How easy (or difficult) is it to be a vegetarian in Japan? When I was young and living there (many years ago now - all will be revealed at the end of the story!) it was easy because I cooked most of my own food at home, and there are many great vegetarian...
Four days in Kyoto Four days in Kyoto By Alessandra Zecchini 01/29/13 23:11 Visiting temples, shrines and old homes. Typical features are the water basins to wash your hands and mouths before prayer, bells to ring in front of temples and shrines, and taking your shoes off every time you enter (a temple or a home). This is my fourth...

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