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Amaretto Darkness Protein Truffles

Amaretto Darkness Protein Truffles

Posted on Jan 31, 2012 in All Recipe Posts, Chocolate, Nuts, Protein, Protein Chocolates, Special Diet | 26 comments

They say you shouldn’t mix water with chocolate.  They are usually correct.  But not always Last week, I decided I would spend seven days … a whole week … abstaining from all things chocolate.  No chocolate, no cacao, not even in my post-workout protein shake.  I would not even work with chocolate in the kitchen.  No melting,...

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Amarenata

Amarenata

Posted on Jan 20, 2012 in All Recipe Posts, Desserts, Fillings, Fruit, Jams & Preserves, Special Diet | 5 comments

I remember gorgeous blue and white vases, with the word AMARENA emblazoned on them, with me staring up at them in wonder.  What child isn’t fascinated by beautiful, tantalising displays of sweet seduction in a pastry shop?  I know it wasn’t just me.  Most Italian pasticcerie, even here in Melbourne, Australia (so so far away!), had at least...

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Rosy Peaches

Rosy Peaches

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 in All Recipe Posts, Breakfast, Desserts, Fruit, Special Diet | 9 comments

Clingstone peaches always remind me of my Nonna.    In summer, she was always slicing them up on the verandah to hand out to my cousins and I as we played in her front yard.  Come to think of it, she always had lovely stone fruit available and always had a paring knife at the ready in her apron pockets.  I love my Nonna and still miss her very much. ...

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