I am Italian and I moved to New York about 8 years ago. Back then I would have never imagined such a big change in my life. I think that only love can have the power to bring someone so far away from family and friends and from your roots. Well, that’s exactly what happened to me. I met my husband Dave while he was on vacation in Sicily and it all started from there. About a year later I left my country and everything else to move to New York. We lived together for a while, got married and 3 years ago we had a wonderful son named Sasha.
About this blog
This blog was created with the intention to reorganize my recipes and to share with others my passion for cooking. All the recipes posted on this blog are the result of years of cooking for the people I care for most and the result of personal experiences and research on healthy lifestyle choices. These recipes are always prepared with organic ingredients and love. I believe this is one of the most important ingredients to obtain great dishes!
Cooking is a pleasure for me and a special time where I can relax my mind while exploring endless combinations of flavors and colors.
I have always enjoyed cooking, even when I didn’t know that I had very few skills! I started to read more and more cook books,
taking some classes and practicing cooking for family and friends. I even ended up giving a cooking class to a group of ladies when I first moved to NYC. I had so much fun!
Growing up in southern Italy has definitely had a strong impact in my way of cooking and especially in choosing specific ingredients to cook with. Lemons, garlic, capers and bright red vine tomatoes are rarely missing from my kitchen, especially the lemons!
I could find a way to add a lemon or its zest to almost any dish! Despite my Sicilian influence, during the past years I have changed my way of cooking. I have become obsessed with more organic healthy meals cooked in a simple yet delicious way. I hope you’ll enjoy cooking with these recipes that I will be posting on this blog as much as I do.
Feel free to leave your comments, good or bad (I need both, the first to keep me going and the second to adjust to whatever doesn’t taste quite right to you).
I hope you will excuse me if sometimes (or even often times) my English won’t sound quite right…after all I’m Italian.
Buon appetito! last update April 13, 2010