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My Homemade Orange Cake

  Orange "delicious" cake!! Now that the oranges are in season and the best ones are out there, take advantage of them and make this cake. I'm sure you won't be disappointed! This is the perfect orange cake according to my taste: the right compromise between softness and orange flavor, moist consistency and caramelized topping ... (traduzione in Italiano in basso) In my garden in Italy I have nice and juicy oranges and when I was there after several attempts, I came up with this recipe, it is one of the best cakes I have ever made with the oranges! Then, it is very easy to make even very fast, it does not require particular effort, just get some excellent oranges, with thick peel. You will come up with a very soft orange cake that will make you very proud of it with your family and friends as a dessert at the end of a meal, for a special occasion, or as a genuine snack, accompanied by a good tea ... The simple and not too invasive flavor goes perfectly even with a cap


  Apple Quince Crostata for the Fall season In the Fall season everyone is seeking comfort in the midst of dropping temperatures! That’s why it’s the season of baking, hot food, hot drinks, and all things pumpkin spice. Make your house  smell cozy  and inviting with  freshly baked goodies ! I am personally looking forward to diving into my long list of seasonal recipe ideas! My favorite sweets to bake in the fall involve   apples   and  pumpkins .  (traduzione in Italiano in basso) Apple pie ,  apple cake ,  apple crostata ,  pumpkin bread  these bring back many autumn memories. As soon as the first apples are ripe, I reach for my favorite autumn recipes: the first is “ crostata con mele cotogne ”   Apple    crostata  with quince apples, it was my mom’s favorite. We have a beautiful Quince tree in our garden! And my mom was so proud of it! Quince is between a Golden Delicious apple and a pear, when is ripe the quince has a hard texture and a very sour taste. Quinces are almost complete

Spaghetti alla Nerano

    Zucchini and cheese, just that! Many Italian pasta recipes are very simple and easy to make! The majority of the Italians, myself included, love pasta w ith vegetables. If you are so lucky to have fresh vegetables from your garden, you will be happy to eat pasta and these vegetables every day! As I was, when my mom grew all kinds of them in our garden! The "Spaghetti alla Nerano" is an excellent example of a simple but exquisite vegetable pasta recipe. It comes from Campania and includes ingredients typical of Neapolitan cuisine. This pasta dish is an example of how little Italian towns can have their own specialties. Spaghetti alla Nerano" was invented in the fifties by a woman called Maria Grazia in her restaurant, the dish is named after the beach town where it was invented, Nerano, a small town on the Sorrento peninsula. Apparently, the restaurant still exists and is being run by her grandchildren! A simply wonderful dish created with so few ingredients, the sec

Seattle’s 34th Annual Festa Italiana

    A  little taste of Italy right in the heart of Seattle Seattle’s 34th Annual Festa Italiana the only “in-person” event of 2021, in the beautiful Fisher Pavilion and the surrounding grounds and buildings of the Seattle Center. Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26, 2021. Before COVID the Italian Festival has always been the largest Italian-American event in the Northwest and one of the largest cultural festivals in Washington State. Since 1988, Festa Italiana has been celebrating the cultural roots and history of Italians and Italian-Americans in the Pacific Northwest. I t’s a connection to a long tradition of passion, excellence, and accomplishment. As each generation of American moves further away from its immigrant origins, it becomes more and more urgent to recognize the talents and gifts that they have contributed to their adopted country by way of their heritage. Food is the central to the Italian character. Italian restaurants are ubiquitous throughout the world, past