Monday, January 12, 2015

Surprise Pasta Making Birthday Pary!

Just came back from a Cucinamore Surprise "PASTA MAKING" Birthday party! 

I am so honored and grateful this family picked me and my services to surprise their loved one! It turned out beautifully! 

The atmosphere in that kitchen was exactly the one I always hope for: warm, relaxed, happy! Lots of laughter, lots of food and wine tasting, good music in the background.
I'm tired but it still feels awesome!

Consider a Cucinamore Italian Cooking Class Party for your next Birthday Party! Give the present of fun, friends and good food to that special foodie in your life! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Italian Cooking Class Party in Your Kitchen!

What is a CUCINAMORE Italian Cooking Class Party?

It’s a new way to entertain, learn and have fun at the same time.
Your kitchen will instantly become an Italian “cucina”!

Get a group of friends together and put your hands to work with me...:
I will show you how to prepare tasty authentic Italian dishes.

You’ll chop, stir, taste, sip and then enjoy what we prepared together.

It’s a true taste of Italy in your home!

Why hosting a CUCINAMORE Party?

It’s a great idea for groups of “foodie” friends, birthday parties, bridal or baby showers, girls’ night out, fund raising events and so much more!

Special themes, health and children oriented options, and wine pairing recommendations available upon request!

All ingredients and necessary tools for the class are provided, so you just relax and enjoy the party!

GIFT CERTIFICATES for your Holiday Season presents are available too!

$40.00 per person/minimum party size: 6
Email today to reserve your party at

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fun Night at Kathleen's Kitchen

This is what a night of fun with foodie friends looks like: Italian Cooking Class Party at Kathleen’s kitchen. Good food, good wine, good music, good time! 

Thank you guys for allowing me to post your picture!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Cooking Parties for People with Dietary Restrictions

Do you or anyone in your group of friends have special dietary needs, whether for health issues or simply for a personal choice? Don't miss out on the fun of hosting an Italian Cooking Class Party in Your Kitchen because of that!

Let’s talk: I can personalize the menu for the party around your specific needs and we can still cook up some fabulous dishes together! Healthy and tasty: gluten-free, low-fat, low-sodium, vegetarian options and more are available!

Contact me at for any questions you might have!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

"Homemade Pasta" Cooking Class Party

These are my ravioli stuffed with butternut squash and leeks, then topped with pancetta and mushrooms. Perfect for the season! 

 Can you imagine how much fun it is to have a Cucinamore Cooking Class Party focused on homemade pasta? I can because I have conducted many! :-) Look at these beautiful ladies rolling some fantastic homemade tagliatelle!

Contact me to reserve your Italian Cooking Class Party in Your Kitchen! You pick the theme and get some friends together, I bring the food, the tools and the fun!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Food Tasting for Local Event

"Lunch and learn" function with Kaira Boston - The Small Business Whisperer , focused on the use of Social Media for small businesses. 
Food for thoughts, and food for bellies, with a "Cucinamore tasting" to welcome the attendees.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Black Tagliolini with Calamari, Roasted Bell Peppers and Spicy Squash Sauce

Very eye-catching dish due to the way the colors are put together, but interesting also because of the combinations of flavors and textures.

Pre-heat oven to 200C. Brush squash and bell pepper (cut into strips lengthwise) with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and bake until squash is soft and pepper is roasted, about an hour. You might have to remove the peppers from the oven before the squash.
In the meantime, prepare the dough gathering flour, eggs and squid ink in a food processor and working it in impulses until you get a medium cous-cous texture. Pour the mixture onto floured counter and knead until you get a smooth feeling ball. Wrap in kitchen wrap and rest for about 30 minutes at room temperature. Then roll the dough and cut the tagliolini.

In a large skillet heat up oil on medium heat, with minced garlic and shallot, cooking for about a minute, without browning. Add calamari rings and halved tomatoes, salt and pepper, sprinkle with wine and briefly cook on medium-high heat, just enough to cook the calamari. Add the minced parsley and mix. Remove the calamari from the skillet and reserve, keeping the sauce on the stove until reduced.
Remove from stove and put the calamari back in the skillet.
Cut the roasted bell pepper in chunks and add to the sauce.

In a deep cup put the peeled cooked squash, the pepper flakes, a little olive oil and some rosemary leaves (about a teaspoon). Blend with a hand blender until smooth. Adjust salt and pepper, then strain and reserve.
Boil your tagliolini in salted water (about 3 minutes), drain and add to the skillet with the condiment. 

Plate with a spoonful of squash sauce on the side, a nest of tagliolini on the other and garnishing with more sauce, fresh parsley and some olive oil. Serve immediately.