August 29, 2014

banana, oatmeal and raisin cookies

These amazing cookies are a great way to use overripe bananas.
Kids love them for breakfast or for an afternoon snack.
The ripe bananas add sweetness and flavor so sugar can be reduced.


6 oz. unsalted butter softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 400F. 
Mix the butter, sugar, egg and bananas well with a handheld mixer. Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in oats and raisins and mix.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. 
Cool on wire rack.

August 23, 2014

berry sorbetto

Since getting to Bogota I've been having an affair with local ingredients.
The strawberries are the sweetest, and the blackberries are tart but still sweet.
Cooking and baking with these fruits is a real pleasure.

I have published the recipe for this sorbetto on the Steller app. If you're not familiar with Steller, go check it out. It is a great app to publish your photo stories. I love it!!! You can find me HERE!

August 18, 2014

sunday breakfast

Almost every sunday we try to prepare a good breakfast,
one that feels more like a brunch.
We wake up early to bake our bread, make fruit salad,
scrambled eggs, squeeze some oranges for fresh juice, and
make fruit jam. Sometimes we make pancakes instead of the 
bread and eggs.
It is fun and a family tradition!

August 4, 2014

homemade ravioli with the family

One of our favorite activities on Sunday evenings is cooking together.
Yesterday we started early because homemade ravioli were on the menu.

making the pasta dough the traditional way

pasta dough and filling ready

we made the filling with roasted pine nuts, spinach, mushrooms, and ricotta cheese

my kids helped with all the process

ready to be boiled

we made the white sauce with mushrooms, cream, garlic, nutmeg, and black truffle oil
Crazy good!

pomodoro e basilico sauce also on the menu

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