Christina Conte

34 Added | 2 Magazines | 5 Following | 13 Followers | @ChristinaConte | Travel loving Scottish Italian cook trying to save authentic Italian cuisine from extinction, and promoting Scottish (and British) food as some of the best cuisine the world has to offer—one steak pie and sticky toffee pudding at a time.

Beatrix Potter, The Lake District and Traditional British Recipes for Easter — A Guest Post for The Royal Oak Foundation

You might have already seen my post on Mrs. Rabbit’s Hot Cross Buns, which are the buns you see in the photo above, made from a recipe which I …

Beatrix Potter

A Dozen Delicious English Recipes That Disprove the Myth of Bad English Food!

Although I was born in Scotland, I still have an affinity for many delicious English recipes. I grew up eating these tasty dishes, so one of my goals …

Recipes

Transform Your Mind and Body at Wanderlust

<i>Wanderlust offers events and festivals across the world to transform your mind and body. Join in for a day or weekend to center and challenge</i> …

Two Days in Prague ⋆ The Dining Traveler

Prague is a city of history, architectural beauty, and old world glamour. Two days in Prague are not enough to see it all, but enough to fall in love …

European Travel

Hidden Allergens: Pink Peppercorns, Tree Nut Allergies and how an Amazon Reviewer Helped Solve a Mystery - Christina's Cucina

Pink peppercorns seemed like an innocuous ingredient until they almost killed my daughter. The information about this hidden allergen is extremely …

Fresh Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini - Christina's Cucina

I’ve been making The Best Lemon Drop Martini You’ll Ever Have for years now.<p>I’ve never felt the need to improve upon this recipe, however, it …

Traditional British Shrove Tuesday Pancakes - Christina's Cucina

<i>Shrove Tuesday Pancakes are a British tradition, better known as the star of Pancake Tuesday. However, they are so delicious, you’ll want to have</i> …

Breaded Artichoke Hearts - Christina's Cucina

<i>Breaded artichoke hearts made in the typical Italian style are perfect as appetizers or even a side dish. They are best served hot, but no one will</i> …

Christina's List of 10 Cooking & Baking Products That Should Never be in Your Kitchen - Christina's Cucina

This post may upset some readers, because they may have one or more of these items in their kitchens. However, this is solely my opinion, and I think …

My Perfect Road Trip Travel Bag and a Kindle and Travelon Giveaway! - Christina's Cucina

I know road trips aren’t for everyone.<p>In fact, I’m sure there are a few of you reading this who have never even taken a road trip before, but I have …

Caramelized Rum Bananas and Ice Cream - Christina's Cucina

<i>Caramelized Rum Bananas and ice cream is one of the simplest and quickest boozy desserts you can make. Keep it in mind when you need a spectacular</i> …

Rye, The Royal Oak Foundation and A Recipe for Eccles Cakes - Christina's Cucina

If you are heading to the UK this year, I have some great news! Just for being one of my readers, the Royal Oak Foundation is offering you a <b>DISCOUNT</b> …

Castello Herbs & Spice Havarti and a Lovely Irish Rarebit - Christina's Cucina

<i>Irish Rarebit is a twist on the classic Welsh Rarebit recipe, both of which primarily use bread and cheese for the comfort food creation.</i><p>After …

Ada's Grattini all'Uovo (Grated Egg Pasta for Soup) and a List of My Relatives' Recipes - Christina's Cucina

<i>Ada’s Grattini all’uovo is just a delicious Italian grated egg pasta which is used in soup. You can buy it, but homemade tastes so much better.</i> …

Deep Fried, Battered Salt Cod (Baccalà) - Christina's Cucina

<i>Deep fried, battered salt cod is a traditional dish that is made in Italy during Lent.</i><p>Have you ever had baccalà? Well, first we need to discuss what …

Traveling with Tieks - Christina's Cucina

<i>Traveling with Tieks ballet shoes is convenient, easy and comfortable. Carry a pair in your bag for times that you want to have an better option than</i> …

LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL, Los Angeles - 150th Anniversary and Day of Service - Christina's Cucina

<i>Loyola High School in downtown Los Angeles is one of the best high schools in California. The school offers a Jesuit education along with top notch</i> …

Insalata di Baccalà (Italian Salt Cod Salad) - Christina's Cucina

<i>Salt cod salad, or Insalata di Baccalà (in Italian) is a simple dish that is traditionally made during Lent. It’s also super healthy and nutritious</i> …

Beatrix Potter, The Lake District and Traditional British Recipes for Easter - A Guest Post for The Royal Oak Foundation - Christina's Cucina

<i>Traditional British Easter recipes are some of the best that Britain has to offer. Just think of how delicious Hot Cross Buns are. They’re so good,</i> …

Cornbread Apple Loaf - Christina's Cucina

<i>This Cornbread Apple Loaf is surprisingly good! Why? Because it contains an unexpected combination of apples with cornbread. Based on an Italian</i> …

Pizzelle (aka Ferratelle): Cookies, Cups, Cones and More with Strawberries and Cream - Christina's Cucina

When I started my blog a few years ago, I had no idea that I would end up meeting and making friends with other bloggers and those in the food and …

Blood Orange Ricotta Cookies - Christina's Cucina

<i>Blood Orange Ricotta cookies are moist and soft, with the lovely flavor of orange, and just a bit of sweet icing. Make them with lemon, too.</i> …

Simple Garlic & Butter Shrimp with Spaghetti (Shrimp Scampi) - Christina's Cucina

<i>Simple Garlic and Butter Shrimp with Spaghetti is a perfect weeknight meal that breaks the boredom of “the same old thing” for dinner!</i><p>First of all, I …

Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood and How to Make a Perfect Cup of (British) Tea - Christina's Cucina

When you live in a country other than the one where you grew up, there are things you definitely miss from home.<p><i>The Langham Huntington, Pasadena</i> …

A Taste of Jamaica: Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken - A Recipe by Executive Chef Dwight Morris - Christina's Cucina

<i>If you’re looking for the best, authentic Jamaican jerk chicken recipe, you’re finished googling. This is the recipe you’re looking for. Thanks to</i> …

How to Revive Gerbera Daisies - Christina's Cucina

<i>Learn a quick trick on how to revive Gerbera daisies, and other flowers, and give them a longer life!</i><p>You might not believe what this flower looked …

Kumquat Liqueur (A Kumquat Version of Limoncello) - Christina's Cucina

Two years ago, my mother was with me at my local Costco and we were waiting in line at the return desk, watching people push their carts out after …

How to Woo a Brit: Bake them Homemade Custard Creams - Christina's Cucina

<i>Homemade Custard Creams are so much better than the store-bought variety. These classic British biscuits literally melt in your mouth.</i><p>These Custard …

6 Things To Do in 16 Hours in Charlotte, North Carolina - Christina's Cucina

<i>With these 6 things to do in 16 hours in Charlotte, North Carolina, you’ll have a nice list to go on if you ever get stranded as we did.</i><p>As you may or …

Swiss Chard Stems with Provolone White Sauce and a Crunchy Breadcrumb Topping - Christina's Cucina

I must apologize for my absence because I haven’t posted on my blog, almost the entire month of May, and I have never gone that long without posting …