Sara’s Soffioni Abruzzesi

I soffioni abruzzesi sono tortini dolci composti da una pasta simile alla frolla ma molto più leggera e “povera” perché preparata con l’ olio d’oliva al posto del burro. Hanno un cuore ripieno di ricotta, uova e scorza di limone, che durante la cottura in forno si gonfia, rendendo questi tortini sofficissimi.

Sara’s Soffioni Abruzzesi

Abruzzo Winter Landscapes

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ~John Burroughs, "Winter Sunshine" Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ~John Burroughs, “Winter Sunshine”
Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone

Drive my dead thoughts over the universe
Like withered leaves to quicken a new birth!
And, by the incantation of this verse,
Scatter, as from an unextinguished hearth
Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind!
Be through my lips to unawakened earth
The trumpet of a prophecy! O, wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ~ Lewis Carroll Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ~ Lewis Carroll
Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone

"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." ~ William Blake Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone
“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” ~ William Blake
Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©GiuseppeMarone

“For the listener, who listens in the snow, / And, nothing himself, beholds / Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.” ~ Wallace Stevens San Giovanni in Venere - Fossacesia (Chieti) :: Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone
“For the listener, who listens in the snow, / And, nothing himself, beholds /
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.” ~ Wallace Stevens
San Giovanni in Venere – Fossacesia (Chieti) :: Abruzzo Winter Landscapes | photo: ©MateldaCodagnone

Postcard from Italy :: Vallevo’ – Rocca San Giovanni

Postcards from Italy :: Vallevo’ – Rocca San Giovanni :: photo: ©PatriciaMuscente's "Pescatori di sole"
Postcards from Italy :: Vallevo’ – Rocca San Giovanni
photo: ©PatriciaMuscente’s “Pescatori di sole”

“How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo.” ~Arthur Conan Doyle

Patricia Muscente’s “Pescatori di sole” :: the photo was taken during sunrise, on Thursday 3rd September 2015

Pastry Notes – Trick or treat?

Appetibilis takes a brief holidays break, in the meantime we’d like to tease you with pictures of delicious, luscious, opulent upcoming recipes: Alessandra’s “Strabismic panna cotta” and Sara’s “Tortine ubriache al Montepulciano d’Abruzzo” (drunken cupcakes with Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine)… “Trick or treat”? Pastry Notes – Trick or treat?