Maple-glazed Nectarine and Almond Bread

Another recipe from the last Donna Hay Magazine (feb-march 2010). A base of the consistency of a sweet pizza/focaccia + a layer of  a melting almond crumble + a top of caramelized peaches. Ideal for picnics.


Figs + Mozzarella Salad

Figs season is at its top now. To change from the routine, go for this quick and easy figs and mozzarella salad. 

Homemade Yogurt (without a yogurt maker)

It has been a while since I have wanted to make my own yogurt. At first I looked at the various kinds of yogurt makers. I wasn't sure... It was not a good sign. Then I've learned that you can make it without a yogurt maker. Again I wasn't sure... Finally a friend of mine made it. Without a yogurt maker, I mean. She made me taste it: it was damn good. And here I am  making my own yogurt too. I can't believe it!


Heirloom Tomato Pizza

This summer in Italy I have eaten so many (too many?) pizza with fresh tomatoes that I've become addicted. So I decided to try to bake one in my own kitchen. The result was quite satisfying, even though not comparable to the Italian pizzerias'.



Here I am again, after a long and wonderful summer.... And with the end of the summer vacation comes back to school. And with the back to school come the homemade baked goods to enjoy right after the bell rings.  To start with: these "kolaches" filled with a homemade raspberry jam.