…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,…

Indonesian Dinner – Part 1

Doing a PhD is not only a matter of doing research. But also of cooking. A lot of cooking sometimes, as in my case. It is even more fun when you spend one day cooking with your colleagues and then have a nice dinner. I shared already some recipes from cooking nights with colleagues from…

…Flash! Muffins with chocolate chips

Synopsis: UCLA LA LA(ND)! *** Muffins with chocolate chips Ingredients (for 12 muffins) 125 gr unsalted butter (left outside the fridge till soft) 135 gr sugar 16 gr vanilla sugar (or use vanilla extract) 265 gr flour 135 gr milk 2 eggs 16gr of baking powder 100 gr of dark chocolate (or chocolate chips) Procedure…

Tweede verjaardag in Nederland

And this is the second birthday, verjaardag, that I celebrated in the land of tulips. In May it is gonna be two years since I moved here. Time flies. Despite the fact that my birthday came to happen on a Monday, I had a lovely day where, again, I felt very lucky of having such great…

AdC Third Anniversary

Time flies. Literally. This afternoon, I was working on some theoretical stuff for an academic paper and all in a sudden I realized which day it was: March 7th, the third anniversary of Aroma di Cannella! Mmmm (that was not exactly what I thought, but let’s be polite), need to write something for the blog! Can’t miss…

A Traveling Fat Tuesday 

And this is the fourth one. The fourth Fat Tuesday for Aroma di Cannella. Everything began on this day three years ago, when I was in Sweden for my Erasmus exchange. I decided to start this blog to narrate my culinary adventures as an exchange student. Since then, Aroma di Cannella has been a sort…

Natale in Olanda

Ed eccoci arrivati alle feste natalizie, sopravvissuta ad un anno olandese molto intenso ma pieno di risultati positivi con il dottorato, annesse quantità industriali di dolci sfornati, molti viaggi alle spalle, un sacco di nuovi amici. Ora sono in attesa della family in arrivo nella terra dei tulipani. Così, ascoltando la mia playlist natalizia su…