Tuesday, 3 January 2012


The best time to be creative is on those nights where you don't feel like going to the grocery store and just feel like staying in. This forces you to use only the ingredients you have available to you in your fridge and pantry in order to turn them into something wonderful. In my case, I found some leftover bread and decided to create two different crostini.
Crostini with bocconcini,pancetta, zucchini and sun dried tomatoes with a balsamic reduction on top
Crostini with ground beef and veal, topped with sautéed mushrooms, parmesan cheese and truffle oil 

 Recipe for : Crostini with Bocconcini

  • Baguette
  • Bocconcini
  • Pancetta ( slices are preferable )
  • 1 Zucchini 
  • 8 sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar 

Step 1: Cut the zucchini and sun dried tomatoes into small cubes, and mince the clove of garlic. Add olive oil to your pan and cook your zucchini and sun dried tomatoes. After five to seven minutes you can add in the minced clove of garlic and let it cook for about seven more minutes. Remove the zucchini and sun dried tomatoes and put them into a small bowl.

Step 2 : in the same pan ( after the zucchini and sun dried tomatoes have been removed) add in your slices of pancetta. Let the pancetta crisp up (should be about seven minutes on medium heat). Remove the pancetta slices and place them on an absorbent piece of paper and pat them down to remove the excess oil. 

Step 3 : Cut the bocconcini into small slices

Step 4:  Make your balsamic reduction ( or you can buy some already made ). Here is a recipe if you need: balsamic reduction

Step 5: Assemble crostini  ( bread , bocconcini, pancetta, zucchini and sun dried tomatoe mixture, and top it with the balsamic reduction)

Thursday, 29 December 2011

A must-watch video

Here is the link to a video covering all things Montreal, specifically focusing on the culinary culture of the city.

Friday, 4 November 2011


Bond, is great place to go with friends, for savoury tapas and amazing cocktails! you guys should definitely try it out.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Dinner in The Sky

Nothing sounds better then enjoying a beautiful night in the city and barbecuing with friends. Thanks to Sara she invited us to her beautiful loft in downtown Montreal.She prepared us a great meal which consisted of sirloin steak,salmon that was slowly cooked with tomatoes, grilled veggies and a delicious salad yum!

oh yes, apprently I am unable to open a bottle of wine properly.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


Here are a few of the last pictures of my trip to Italy. I kept the best for last! Dessert! Hope you guys enjoy.
 Marco and Bianca enjoying their Tiramisu in Rome
 Zabaglione Gelato with fresh strawberries
 Sfogliatelle Napoletana
 Ricotta & pear tart (typical of Amalfi)
 Sicilian breakfast: Freshly baked brioche served with strawberry granita

 Tartufo di Pizzo
 Sicily's world famous Cannolis
Marco, Luca and Vince 

Monday, 3 October 2011

Friendly Fridays

Nothing beats spending a beautiful summer evening with friends. My boyfriend and I stirred things up in the kitchen and created a feast for our friends to enjoy. Among these wonderful dishes were small salmon tartars, BBQ chicken and flank steak skewers, fried stuffed olives,  home made pizza and many more. Hope you guys enjoy the pictures !

Monday, 26 September 2011


Next stop Napoli. This beautiful city, located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, reminded me a bit of back home. With its tall buildings and beautiful restaurants, this is another city that everyone must see. As you may already know, Napoli is recognized as the birthplace of pizza. The mode of preparation and cooking process is what makes it so irresistible. 

The place in Montreal that most closely resembles a real pizza from Napoles is "Bottega". If you guys want the next best thing to actually going to Naples, you should definetely check it out!