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One of the thing that I really miss from Italy its the aperitivo time/happy hour..ohhh how  I miss la dolce vita…..After 5 o’clock you get together with your friends or lover and you go to the bar for a nice  drink and bite to eat before dinner….a must in almost every bar is bruschetta a piece of bread grilled topped with tomatoes and oil ,we call that pane e pomodoro..so good my favorite appetizer so easy to make with few simple ingredients let go see how to do it.


  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  •  4 basil leaves,
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 1 garlic clove,
  • oil evo,
  • salt to taste
  • a sprinkle of love


  • Cut your bread and toast the both sides in a griller or on a frying pan.
  • Once golden brown,take each slice and scrub it with a clove of garlic.
  • Now cut the tomatoes in small cubes or if you use cherry tomatoes cut them in half and them cut them in half again so from 1 tomatoes you will try to have 8 small pieces.
  • Pour the tomatoes in a bowl put the oil,salt basil and mix for a little bit.
  • Take your bread put it in a nice serving plate and put the tomatoes and oil mixture…voila..you can also add some mozzarella cubes if you like or olive ..I did it simple ..enjoy it with a nice glass of prosecco and have some dolce vita at your house


Saute’ Mushroom

Saute’ mushroom are a very  simple side dish.

I grow up in North Italy, in a beautiful Valley, and in the summer after the big storms we used to go for long walk in the woods to find mushroom.One time I found a mushroom that weight 1 kg..I was in heaven, those precious moment are always in my mind, I miss them so much.I wanna to share this simple recipe that belong to my family, I hope you enjoy it.

This dish can be used for a side dish or like a dressing for your pasta dish for example some fresh tagliatelle! The only thing that I suggest you is to add a tablespoon of pasta water when you add the pasta.


  • Mushroom  500 grams
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of oil
  • half cup white wine
  • parsley
  • Garlic
  • 1 broth bouillon or fresh broth
  • a sprinkle of love


  • In a fry pan put your butter and garlic, stir fry for a little bit and then add the mushroom .
  • Add now the white wine and let it evaporete.
  • Put the broth and the parsley and let everything cook for 15/20 minutes depend how you like the mushroom.At the end sprinkle some parsley with some love.
  • If you have to make pasta with Saute Mushroom just boil the pasta and, when its cooked,  add it to the mushroom with some pasta water. Add some Parmesan Cheese and your dish is going to be ready to eat.
  • Buon Appetito