A visit to Urbino: one of EXPO ‘Entrance Gates’ in our region

One of our region’s  ‘Entrance Gates’ – conceived for foreign tourists visiting Milan EXPO and stopping by in our region on their way to or from Milan – is in Urbino, Italy’s Renaissance ‘mathematical capital’ and World Heritage Site.

It is the so-called Data – the former stable of the the Ducal Palace at the time of Federico of Montefeltro, inaugurated and opened to the public for the first time, and after 500 years, on May 29th. The Data aims at showing to the world the best that the province of Pesaro and Urbino has to offer in terms of culture, food, art, history, enterprises, craftsmanship.

I had the pleasure of taking a Chinese delegation to this charming place of June 12th. By the way, WLB friend ‘Dirce’ was there too: how could she miss the opportunity of promoting her warm hospitality projects (One Village, One Hundred Stories and

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Easter Egg Lasagna

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Got leftover hard-boiled Easter eggs? Here’s the perfect use for them — in this yummy lasagna recipe. Oh yah — we’re serious!

Are you ready? Are you ready to make a lasagna so cleverly quick and delish, you may just pat yourself on the back for the rest of the night? Better yet, what if we told you that this super fab dish won’t just make you proud, it will also rid you of all those pesky Easter egg leftovers?

Oh yes. We’ve got a winner with this Easter Egg Lasagna.

And the winner is YOU. Because this recipe isn’t just quick. It isn’t just clever. It doesn’t just swap out traditional noodles and ricotta and all those other tedious ingredients for super snappy cheese ravioli. No. this recipe is sooo much more. It’s inspired by the “real” Italian way of making lasagna…which includes slices of hard boiled eggs. Sound strange? You gotta try it to believe how good and creamy that extra layer can be!

Here’s how to make this Easter Egg lasagna in your own kitchen…

Nab some pre-made cheese ravioli from the frozen food section of your local grocer. Toss those puppies right into the bottom of a baking dish, making your first layer of “noodles” and “cheese.” I mean, for reals. It doesn’t get any easier than this!

Need to cook up a whole lot of hard-boiled eggs? This so-simple, true Italian-inspired take on lasagna will help you use up your post-Easter stash in a snap!

1 2-lb bag cheese ravioli
1 can Muir Glen spaghetti sauce (any flavor)
4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced thin
2 cups Italian-blend cheese


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2 In a 9×9 baking dish, layer half of the ravioli onto the bottom of the dish.
  • 3 Spread half of the Muir Glen spaghetti sauce over the ravioli layer.
  • 4 Place a layer of hard-boiled egg slices on top of the spaghetti sauce.
  • 5 Sprinkle cheese over the hard boiled eggs.
  • 6 Add another layer of ravioli, sauce, and cheese.
  • 7 Bake lasagna in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until bubbly around the edges. Remove lasagna from the oven and allow to cool and set for 15-20 minutes before serving.
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linguine with garlic and oil better known as aglio e olio

food, garlic and oil, Italian Food, recipes, simple pasta recipes by bitebymichelle.


Aglio e Olio Served

There’s something incredibly extravagant about the beginning of a new year. Every 365 days you get to start over. I realize you could actually reset at any moment of the year but the notion of the planet doing it with you is remarkable. All those lofty resolutions being sent into the stratosphere. Some making it to heaven, others falling like boulders in a rock slide.

I sent a few up. Hopefully, they dodge the falling stones. Of course, I’m well aware my chances for success rest solely on my shoulders but I wouldn’t refuse a little celestial assistance!

First things first… surviving this miserable winter.

Mis en Place

Aglio e Olio garlic and oil is a staple in our house. I can have it on the table in the time it takes me to boil the pasta. Occasionally, I’ve ordered it when we’ve been out but rarely to much satisfaction. The simplicity of…

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Rachel Ray’s Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Cannellini Beans Recipe

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herby pork with lemon zest

cooking, food, herbs, lemon, meat, pork

taste of colours



25g of parmesan, grated
80g breadcrumbs
2 garlic cloves, crushed
small bunch of chopped parsley
zest of 1 lemon
4 pork loin steaks
2-3tbsp olive oil

Mix the parmesan, breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley and zest. Flatten the steaks with a rolling pin and coat in the herby mixture. Heat the oil and fry the pork 5-6 min on each side.

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Castle Sammezzano,Italy.

Simple & Interesting.

Castle Sammezzano,ItalyThe extravagant residence Castello di Sammezzano sits on top of a hill in Tuscany, Northern Italy. Originally it was built in the Moorish style in 1605 for Ximenes d’Aragona and then re-designed between 1853 and 1889. After the war the castello was used as a luxury hotel until closure in the mid to late 1990’s. It was abandoned until April 2012 when the FPXA committee was formed, aiming to promote and enhance the castle.

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Buona Sera

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Buona sera… good evening!

While foraging for food this evening I snapped this photo of the “Vittoriano” (the Victor Emmanuel Monument, also known as the “Wedding Cake” or the “Typewriter”). In the right foreground is Trajan’s Column. And of course, there are the “pines of Rome”….

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Toledo Metro Station, Naples, Italy.

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19Toledo Metro Station, Naples - Italy

If you want a reason to visit Naples,the metro Napoli’s Art Station is very good one. It has been declared as the most impressive subway design in all of Europe. This art station was commissioned to be designed by Oscar Tusquets Blanca’s firm from Barcelona. Blanca is an architect de diverse who has experience from a bit of everything including design, painting, furniture design, writing and urban planning.
Metro Napoli station is an ongoing project initiated by city government to make the subway stand out in the world and get increased tourist attraction and traffic. Oscar collaborated with different artists to create a blue design that gives an underwater vibe, walls covered with large mosaics and escalators along with hallways, softly illuminated by lighting .

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Vettica, Campania, Italy

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Vettica, Campania, Italy

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Grand Canal, Venice.

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Grand Canal, VeniceThe Grand Canal  is a canal in Venice, Italy. It forms one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. Public transport is provided by water buses (vaporetti) and private water taxis, and many tourists explore the canal by gondola.The banks of the Grand Canal are lined with more than 170 buildings, most of which date from the 13th to the 18th century, and demonstrate the welfare and art created by the Republic of Venice. The noble Venetian families faced huge expenses to show off their richness in suitable palazzos; this contest reveals the citizens’ pride and the deep bond with the lagoon. Amongst the many are the Palazzi Barbaro, Ca’ Rezzonico, Ca’ d’Oro, Palazzo Dario, Ca’ Foscari, Palazzo Barbarigo and to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, housing the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The churches along the canal include the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. Centuries-old traditions, such as…

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