{Dinner with friends}

Sorry ladies I know that I’m always late on Monday and fortunately is almost at the end here in Italy… It’s not one of my fav days of the week… I remember when I was at school I really didn’t like it. After the weekend that you could sleep till late, on Monday waking up at 7 it was one of the worst nightmare ever!

How was your weekend, (long long weekend for all the american Girls) what have you done?
I’ll come to visit you to see how was your Thanksgiving weekend (did you know about the Black Friday? Isn’t it great to have important sale before Christmas? Can you imagine how much could you save?)

I had a great weekend… Friday evening I worked to my headbands, pillows and decoration with the sewing machine (pics soon) and on Saturday I organized a dinner with my friends … I love to have friends at home especially when is cold and it rains outside. I love to stay at home in a Christmas atmosphere with all the candles light on, the smell of orange and cinnamon in the air ( I’ve found a home fragrance that reminds me to a wood) and good food on table!

Dried beef Ravioli filled with cream cheese with a Rocket sauce …

Baby artichoke in oil…

My Sweet-and-sour eggplant recipe:

1 big eggplant
1 garlic clove
Chilli pepper
4 tblsp of Olive Oil
2 tblsp of White Vinegar
1 tsp of Sugar

Wash the eggplant and cut it in small slices and put it in a strainer covered with cooking salt and leave it for a while (this is necessary ‘cause it will help to take out the water in excess). After an hour, wash the eggplant from the salt and broil them on the grill.

In the meanwhile put in a nonstick pan the mix of minced garlic, rosemary and chilly pepper and the oil and leave it one minutes on the fire (be careful that the mix doesn’t burn!). Take the grilled eggplant slices and cook them in the oil for few minutes. Add the sugar and the salt and at the end add the white vinegar (be careful…) and leave it until the vinegar it’s all evaporated.

… cruditès

Piadina, (flat unleavened bread) with ham, salami and cheese! Easy and fast to prepare!

and at the end “White chocolate cheesecake”, icecream, fruits, nuts and lots of laughs!

I love to bake, I love dinners and my friends…

Goodnight Ladies!

  • Kelly said:

    mmmm!!! everything looks heavenly!! so glad you had such a great weekend :)


  • Amy said:

    It sounds like you had a lovely weekend! Mine was rather dull, I am trying to finish my school projects early so I can visit NYC next week. :)

    P.S. Come visit my blog. The photoswap pictures are up!! :)

  • Susan said:

    wow, amazing, darling, you are the bestest!
    and thank you for your sweet comment, darling- I am OK! :))) I love exercising but this was really-really tiring and my body aches like hell, it was worth it though! :)
    I hope you are having a fab day, xoxo

  • I adore that green glass. All the food looks amazing. Thanks for all your well wishes xx

  • You are sooo creative! And a great cook as well! You are almost too good!!! OX, Monika

  • What a lovely meal, and I am so excited you shared the recipe! I can't wait to try it out!

  • Iva said:

    omg!! The Dried beef Ravioli filled with cream cheese looks so amazing!!

  • wow that white chocolate cheesecake looks fantastic! And thanks for the tip for Tuscany :) I might have to take you up on your offer! Ciao!

  • Hello
    I love your Christmas side bars and this post makes one hungry.
    You had mentioned on my site about adding you to Temptation Mondays just send me an email of what you want on there and we can see how it goes.
    Thanks for stopping by

  • I posted about Christmas too!!
    ps: Im pretty sure Im real, Im fourteen and youre absoulutely adorable too!!

  • ...and I am hungry now! yummy - looks great!!!!
    Hope you will have a lovely day today!

  • I love your blog's new christmassy look! And that ravioli looks SO delicious!! I'd LOVE to come over to your house for one of your dinner parties :)

    I hope you're having a good week.

    Saskia xx

    PS Yes, we've booked flights to Amsterdam for over the new year! I'll be seeing my family and I can't wait!

  • Looks delicious! Sounds like a lovely weekend. I love your fleur de lis cups, so pretty!

  • Kris said:

    you got a head start on the holiday! lovely. I need to learn how to sow... I need to learn a lot of things, Gaia! haha