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Sweet little bows of Crostoli  by Carmela D'Amore

Sweet little bows of Crostoli by Carmela D'Amore

I used to sit as a little girl and watch my mamma Sarina make these little sweet bows of crostoli, and savour every bite. Even today I still remember the moments with her, and continue to share them with loved ones.

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​Sfingi Recipe – Sicilian donuts by Carmela D'Amore

​Sfingi Recipe – Sicilian donuts by Carmela D'Amore

We all love donuts! My favourite ones are those that remind me of my mamma Sarina and nonna Carmela, they only thing that I have added to this recipe is the cinnamon and sultanas during the decades I have spent many times in Sicily and found that many other provinces added ingredients from different cultures. The cinnamon and sultanas in this recipe are the Arab influence.

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Pasta frolla pastry (sweet shortbread pastry) by Carmela D'Amore

Pasta frolla pastry (sweet shortbread pastry) by Carmela D'Amore

Pasta frolla is my favourite shortbread to make cakes, my ricotta muffins, ricotta cake, and more.. it is so simple and easy you can even keep it in the fridge for a few days and it keep.. over this Christmas time you can even make it and do a ricotta cake in the morning of christmas..

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Summer Fig Recipe by Carmela D'Amore

Summer Fig Recipe by Carmela D'Amore

Summer is full of fun and so should it be with desserts and food that is delicous and in season my simple fig recipe is full of flavour and sapore.

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Nonna's Polpetti di Sardi by Carmela D'Amore

Nonna's Polpetti di Sardi by Carmela D'Amore

Starting my apprenticeship in life with the love for Sicilian food is a great benchmark in cooking. Did you know the nutritional facts on sardines? Want recipes that are centuries old with the benefits of great health?

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My mother Sarina's BBQ swordfish - by Carmela D'Amore

My mother Sarina's BBQ swordfish - by Carmela D'Amore

This simple dish reminds me of my mother Sarina and her father.

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My father's Spaghetti with cozzie- Mussels by Carmela D'Amore

My father's Spaghetti with cozzie- Mussels by Carmela D'Amore

The smell of fresh mussels brings me back to my early childhood walks with my father at Black Rock.

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Carmela's Pasta Alla Norma

Carmela's Pasta Alla Norma

This is a favourite of mine, I love it any time of the year, especially if I am in a hurry or have unexpected guests, everyone will be happy around your table enjoying this delicious meal. Enjoy it with a nice chianti or Sangiovese these two are table wines that are not heavy.

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Lamb Shanks by Carmela D'Amore

Lamb Shanks by Carmela D'Amore

Lamb Shanks don't have to be a heavy meal, you can cook them with vegetables and create a sauce that will be healthy and beneficial for everyone.

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Carmela's chicken vegetable ragu

Carmela's chicken vegetable ragu

Don't know what to cook? Run out of ideas? Bored with the same old same old? Let me into my world of cooking where thats what I love to do. Join me.

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