Alessandra Zecchini

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The best meringues ever (yes ever!) and the italian quiz night at the dante auckland

Passion Fruit Meringues I like making meringues more than I like eating them. I mean, they are nice and all, but ..

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Miniatura di frutta con abtm e petali

I like small things, even my food I prefer it small.  I like small plates with small tastings, miniature bites, doll hou..

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Back to waiheke, on board of timetama

Senza parole Photo by Alessandra Zecchini © (except the first one) tweetmeme_style = 'compact';

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Rangpur, not tahitian limes

Sue brought me some organic citrus fruit from a friend's garden in Coromandel, she told that they were Tahitian limes. I..

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Lemon soy butter mushrooms (like i ate in the japanese mountains) and i didn't know that kiwis buy so many mushrooms

The other week I received (together with the other NZ Guild of Food Writers' members) a bag containing potatoes, mushroo..

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Cooking with children at school, and another demo tomorrow at arcadia bookshop

Oratia District School,  Room 17, clockwise from top left: Italy, Scotland, Holland, Japan Yesterday our local p..

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Twilight cupcakes: breaking dawn

Breaking Dawn, styling inspired by the original book cover, black and white elegant cupcake cup for the new Bella, pure ..

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Writing a cookbook part 10: the book launch, first book reviews and appearances.

From top left clockwise: Sugar decorations hanging from the staircase, setting up the central table and the display stan..

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Food in a minute

Tropical Smoothie1 ripe mango, 1 large banana (or 2 small ones), 500 ml pineapple juice, blend everything and then serve..

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My best homemade chocolates so far: nama choco with fruit powders

Actually, these would be perfect for Mother's Day, and they are so easy to make!! Nama choco are my favourite Japanese ..

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Corn and farewell

I am saying farewell to my garden for 6 months. I will be traveling from Sunday, I will try to post recipes of the last ..

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Go for orange colours... but the last photo is missing!

I was not sure if you post this or not... I roasted some veggies, pumpkin, potatoes (previously boiled but not too soft)..

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Kahikatea cupcakes, and writing a cookbook part 8

I really love foraging and I miss all the berries that I used to pick in Italy. I learned from a Maori forest ranger tha..

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Where to?

Well, I am off. Where to? Can you guess? The photo may give you a clue, changing my winter slippers for reef shoes! Ciao..

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Chocolate and peanut butter cookie-brownies, and are food bloggers proper food writers?

Recipe first. I felt it coming when my husband asked me three times if I was going to the supermarket (no, no, and no) a..

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Smoked paprika chickpea snack

I am used to Italian cats eating almost anything, but New Zealand cats seem to be fussier, so I was very surprised when ..

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Pizza al trancio con pomodorini in scatola

Since recently there has been some talk about bloggers' getting payed or sponsored, I better just say that I didn't get ..

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Blackcurrant coconut macaroons

A super easy and quick recipe for the weekend! My husband loves coconut macaroons, and I often make them if I have some ..

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