goat cheese and pepperoni cake

Even though it’s autumn, Milan is still in summer mood with warm temperatures… so I wanted to bake a cake with light ingredients…

I still have some pepperoni from the market last week and only had to go buy some fresh goat cheese.

Goat cheese and pepperoni cake

You need:

3 small or 2 medium pepperoni (red and yellow)

2 fresh goat cheese (150 gr.), if you don’t like goat cheese, you can use ricotta instead but you’d then have to ad a bit more salt to the preparation

300 gr. flour (I used whole-wheat organic, style on the healthy path as seen here…)

4 eggs

1dl white wine (if you don’t want to use alcohol, you can use 0.5dl water and 0.5dl of olive oil instead)

1/2 tsp. salt, pepper and oregano to taste

(you can also add some grilled zucchini in the preparation -I did because they were left over)

Preheat your oven at 180c. Cut the pepperoni into small cubes and fry them in little olive oil for 5min. (this is to remove the water), set aside and let cool.

Mix the flour, the eggs, the pepperoni, the goat cheese and the wine, salt, pepper and oregano.

Put in the oven for about 30min. (to check if your cake is ready, insert your knife in the middle of the cake, if it’s dry then your cake is done).

I served it as amuse-bouche for apéritif but it’s also delicious with a salad, bon appétit!




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cinque terre – from riomaggiore to corniglia

I’ve always wanted to go see the Cinque Terre. “The Five Lands” is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Riomaggiore

The path from Riomaggiore to Manarola is called via dell’amore (the path of love) and is as famous as the Romeo & Juliet balcony in Verona.

via dell’amore

And after a 20 minutes walk we arrived in Manarola…

Manarola

We wanted to walk to Corniglia but unfortunalyl, 3 days before there had been a storm and the path was closed so we had to walk back and took the train instead.

Next stop: Corniglia…

pop + shorty

I love sending cards, my collection is getting bigger and bigger because I always bring cards back from abroad and I stock up during sales. My boyfriends always makes fun of me because I send postcards when we are on holidays (sometimes even from a weekend abroad) but I think you can never replace the joy feeling of opening your mail box and finding a note with an SMS or an email…

I discovered pop+shorty on another blog and I really like the concept… here’s the website, they also make t-shirts, buttons, magnets, etc. and you can order everything online.

So really, what do you think? Am I too old fashioned?

happy friday

This week was a bit weird, I don’t know if it’s the weather or the autumn light but I felt terribly tired all the time (maybe vitamin C would help?) and  I am  looking forward to the weekend…

Here are 3 things currently making me happy :

Going to Pavia with my friend N. tomorrow…

New bakery discoveries…

Jonathan Adler’s Mrs Godfrey chair: I love you and one day, you will be mine…

Happy weekend everyone!

leigh and luca or the scarf obsession

I love scarves, in fact I think I have a scarf obsession (see picture above, they wouldn’t all fit in…).

They all have different styles, colors, textures and I wear one almost every day. It’s an accessory that can totally make an outfit work (same with bag and jewelery pieces), you only need a pair of jeans, a white t-shirt, black ballerinas and a nice, bold scarf. Especially now that it gets chilly again, you can definitely add a splash of color around your neck…

I discovered Leigh & Luca when I was in New York a few years ago. Their scarves are just wonderful. Take a look at their website that is totally cute and nicely done (especially the tutorial on how to wear your scarf, see below).

In Switzerland you can find them at Jelmoli but you can also order online.

Do you also have a scarf addiction?