Alessandra Zecchini

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My favourite food is crescentine

This type of bread is typical of my area of Italy, in the province of Modena. In other parts of Italy some people call t..

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Senza parole, without words

Photos (et all) by Alessandra Zecchini ©Fin tweetmeme_style = 'compact';

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Lentil ravioli with fennel butter, and summer in auckland

Happy New Year to all! The weather has been lovely here in Auckland, and there are so many good places to go. Yesterday ..

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Two quick ideas: fruit pearls, and baked halloumi rolls

Quick post today, and two food ideas (ideas rather than recipes...) I make fruit salad with watermelon and blueberrie..

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Kawakawa tea with new zealand honey

Photo by Alessandra Zecchini© For Black and White Wednesday, organized by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook, I am pro..

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Niue sea snakes

Everyday we are exploring two or more little bays/chasms/natural pools. Some are great to see tropical fish and coral, o..

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What did i do before blogging: embroidering flowers and birds

I started this embroidery tapestry so many years ago that I cannot tell. It was a traveling project, I just made the des..

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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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Wholemeal apple cake

I have lots of organic apples to use, so this cake is actually packed with apples! I use about 10, peeled and thinly sli..

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Vegan pot-sticker dumplings

I love this type of dumplings, for the filling I use what I have at hand really, but generally the base is tofu, Chinese..

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Stuffed mushrooms (pity they shrink so much!), taste magazine, and a story about quail eggs and great service

When I started these mushrooms were three times this size (I used the 'breakfast' Portobello type) but never mind, the f..

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Mozzarella in black and white

Today is Black and White Wednesday, organized by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook. In the photo: making mozzarella with t..

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Cupcakes with dried blueberry slices and blackcurrant powder

Ingredients (for my basic vanilla cupcake recipe) 120 g butter 3 eggs 130 g sugar A few drops of pure vanilla ess..

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Sicily and almonds

I talked already about Trapani and Erice here, so I won't go on about it, just a few pics, because this time my husband ..

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Writing a cookbook part 6: photography

Photography is expensive, but few cookbooks do without it today: good photos can sell a book, and set standards of style..

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A vegetarian in niue

Sometimes it is hard to be a Vegetarian when traveling in the Pacific: the island diet is very much based on fish, and m..

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Chocolate coconut cookies

A break from Xmas decorations, and on to cookies... although even these could be a nice homemade present...Ingredients10..

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Stewed borlotti beans with smoked paprika

I cannot buy dried borlotti beans in New Zealand, they are all imported and heat treated, or fumigated, or not sure what..

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