Bye Bye Beautiful

Another journey comes to an end. Today, I’m writing from LAX airport, waiting at the gate for my flight back to tulipland. These past 3 months went so fast, but I had such a great time in UCLA LA LAND. Not only very productive concerning my #phdlife but also great memories of amazing people and…

Italian dinner in Santa Monica

Who knows me or has been following my culinary adventures for a little while might be aware that I not only love cooking in general, but also – and in particular – for other people. It really makes me super happy seeing people’s satisfied, sparkling eyes that show appreciation, while eating the food I prepared…

…Flash Happy Birthday!

Synopsis: Although I have very little time in these days, I couldn’t miss to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Aroma di Cannella. Too busy to get the best out of this UCLA LA LAND time, which is almost coming to an end. That’s quite sad. However, I will probably “have to” come back to Trumpallaland (East…

A Fat Tuesday in California

And this is the 5th Fat Tuesday’s celebration since when Aroma di Cannella made its first appearance on the foodblogosphere. I really like this moment of the year because not only Carnival baking is so much fun for me but also it gives me an occasion to look back at the old times (and make me realizing how fast…

UCLA LA LAND

It’s quite a while, I know, since the last post in December, when it was the right celebration time for PhD’s achievements and the Xmas coming. Many things have happened since then – all pretty positive, I have to say. I had a lovely Xmas time with my family in the Bel Paese. Two wonderful weeks…

It’s time for (not yet Xmas) celebration

Although it’s 10 days to Xmas and everything/everyone around keeps reminding it, it doesn’t mean there is no time to celebrate other stuff than Xmas. As you know, 2.5 years ago I moved to the Tulips’ Land to start a new adventure (some more info in my About me section): a PhD. It has not…

…Flash! Cauliflower omelette with green asparagus 

Synopsis: sometimes, an “Accepted” is all the validation you need #firstpublication #phdlife Cauliflower omelette with green asparagus Ingredients (for 2 omelettes) 1/2 boiled cauliflower 2 eggs 30 gr Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoon crumble bread 1 teaspoon oregano  salt and pepper 400 gr boiled green asparagus  salt, pepper, olive oil Procedure flash In a bowl, beat…

It’s time for Banana Bread

It’s again one of those rainy Saturdays. The autumn is definitely arrived in TulipLand. Last weekend, we had a last taste of nice, warm sun. So, I took the chance to spend some time outside. I visited the beautiful Het Loo palace in Apeldoorn. The weather was so perfect that I only quickly visited the…

Limburgse speltbloem en Limoncello Fiorito

Last May, I went for a short trip to Maastricht with my bestie for a little spring break. Maastricht is a very pretty town in South Holland, also well known for the nice, international and festive university climate. Too bad we couldn’t really feel enjoy it because it was Bevrijdingsdag, the Liberation Day to celebrate the end…

Bake in Black

I’ve never heard about black garlic before my PhD promotor was so nice to bring me some from of Isle of Wight, in South England. The color is due to the heating process (65°) that turns the garlic into black and makes it very chewy. Black garlic is used in the Asian kitchen and it…

Jag älskar Sverige

I apologize in advance for the long silence (3 months!) since the last (flash) post about my worries of time flying, which were easily fixed with a nice, big slice of Lemon-cream pie. Busy time left behind. Even busier yet to come. But, I had a very good time in the past months. Family visiting…

..Flash! Lemon-cream pie

Synopsis: 3rd-year PhD. Time flies. Anxiety increases. *** Lemon-cream Pie Ingredients 400 gr flour for baking 150 gr unsalted butter 1 egg For the lemon cream 500 ml fresh milk 6 egg yolks 150 gr sugar 1 lemon 40 gr flour  Procedure  Start with the cream (Italian buddies can read how here). In a small pot,…