A little about me

Hey!

I’m so happy you’re here and I hope you enjoy my recipes as much as I do. I’m kinda obsessed with Italy, I love it that much that I moved here! Yes, I left sunny Scotland for my love of the Italian culture, history, language, glorious weather and of course the FOOD.

Living here kinda happened by sheer luck, my boyfriend Nathan got a job that was supposed to last only a few months but it ended up turning into a permanent position….how lucky am I? I mean I can safely say it’s been the hardest time of our lives and still is but I’m trying to soak up as much of Italy as possible and loving every moment.

Here you’ll find my love and passion for Italian cooking, I love to cook authentic and traditional recipes as well as putting my own spin on the old classics. My aim is to make this blog a ‘go to’ recipe index of all the glorious Italian recipes, ones you can trust that will always taste delicious and truly work!

More about me…

Favourite colour:  Christmassy colours and everything glittery

Worst fear: Heights

Favourite meal: It’s tooo hard to say but if I had to choose it would have to be pizza (proper Italian pizza)

Thing that annoys me the most: Italian drivers (sorry)

Can’t live without: My gorgeous boyfriend and little puppy….oh and cheese!

Signature drink: Prosecco, of course!

Smells like: YSL Elle….it’s been discontinued I could cry, why do they do that?

Summer or Winter: Winter hands down, I love snow, santa and all things cozy! There’s nothing better than being inside with my jammies on, fire roaring, mulled wine in hand and watching the snow fall or the rain batter off the window which is more likely.

If I could I would: Travel the world

Worst food ever: Oysters…I want to like them but I just can’t

I wish: It could be Christmas every day

23 Comments

  • Reply
    The Fat Kat
    November 25, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Hey Emily and Nathan! Thanks for dropping by my blog and liking a post. 😀 Those fennel rounds made me hungry. I think I should go grab a cookie. LOL!
    Anyway, hope to see you guys again (at my blog) soon. 😀 Happy Cooking!

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    motherhendiaries
    October 20, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Hello there, Emily! What a sweet little blog you have here – I found you in Blogging 201. Firstly, YOU ARE IN ITALY!!! My favourite place ever… I have been there the two past summers and will soon be back for my second season skiing there… Aosta Valley. I love everything about Italy… the food, the people, the landscape, the history… wonderful. I am happy to follow! Your recipes look simply lovely! Mother Hen

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      insidetherustickitchen
      October 20, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Hi there! Thank you again for the feedback, it’s great to have an honest opinion. Aw so glad you love Italy too, it really is amazing and so much to see! Skiing here must be so much fun. Also what a great blog you have. It’s so well laid out and I really like your theme and not to mention I love your style of writing, it’s great! I look forward to reading more! 🙂

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        motherhendiaries
        October 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm

        *blush* – thank you, Emily! You are such a sweetheart… I really appreciate your taking time to visit me! We ski the Aosta Valley, up by the Swiss border. It is STUNNING!! And the food… oh, the fooooood! xx

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    betzcee
    October 6, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    I have nominated this post for the One Lovely Blog Award. If you wish to participate, check out the instructions here: http://betzceerambles.com/2014/10/06/its-an-honour-to-be-nominated-the-one-lovely-blog-award/

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    LifestyleswithLia
    October 6, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Ciao! I’ve just nominated you for the Liebster blogging award, if you’d like to participate!

    http://lifestyleswithlia.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/the-liebster-award/

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    Angie K
    September 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    All I can say is wow, and yum! I will happily follow your blog, and hope to find inspiration in your recipes, as my imagination has stalled recently. I hope you’ll stop by, too, and maybe follow my blog back? 🙂

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      insidetherustickitchen
      September 28, 2014 at 8:28 am

      Hi Angie, thank you so much! I’ll definitely check out your blog! 🙂

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        Angie K
        September 28, 2014 at 8:29 am

        🙂 Please do, thanks.

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    eunicesanmig
    September 26, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Seems like you and your boyfriend are having a grand time! 🙂 I wish had the skills in the kitchen because judging from your photos, the food you cook looks delicious! I bet it’s exciting to be a young couple in a foreign country 🙂 Had a taste of it when I lived in Singapore with my husband for a few months 🙂

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    flavialozano
    September 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I just moved to Italy as well, from Brazil! It really is a risky decision, but this country is so amazing, there are so many things to discovers and SUCH GOOD FOOD! Hahaha I bet you two are loving it as much as I am. Good luck!!

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      insidetherustickitchen
      September 25, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      Wow, that’s great! We are loving every second. Where about in Italy have you moved to? Good luck to you too. 🙂

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        flavialozano
        September 25, 2014 at 7:15 pm

        I’m currently in Florence but thinking about settling in Milano some time next year. How about you?

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          insidetherustickitchen
          September 25, 2014 at 7:25 pm

          Beautiful, I’ve never been to Florence. I’m in a small town by the sea called San Vincenzo. It’s further south, about 40 minutes from Livorno. We’d love to see much more of Italia when we can, further north and south. There’s so much to see. 🙂 I had a quick look at your blog, really interesting. Looking forward to having a proper look tomorrow :-).

          • flavialozano
            September 25, 2014 at 7:27 pm

            Well, if you ever come to Florence, let me know! I’m only starting to explore the country as well, have only been to Milano and a few small cities around here, but I look forward to getting to know every bit of it! I hope you like my blog as much as I like yours, I already chose a few recipes to try on my own!

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    LifestyleswithLia
    September 24, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Ciao! I love your recipes and photos! The colors really popular off the page!
    Italy is an amazing place and I’m sure you’ll learn the language quickly! This Italian -American will vouch for it!
    Grazie infinite e a presto!
    Lia

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      insidetherustickitchen
      September 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Ciao! Thank you so much. Oh I hope so, it’s definitely a challenge. It really is such an amazing place! 🙂

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    kevinsunny
    September 24, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Some of these dishes look absolutely fantastic. As an individual who cannot cook much, I’ve decided to follow your blog, at the very least to get new ideas. Do keep them coming, and have fun in Italy!

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    rebeccamagnus
    September 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Wow, what a risk you guys took moving to Italia, how are you finding it so far? Sounds like a fantastic blog can’t wait to read more about your adventures in the kitchen!

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      insidetherustickitchen
      September 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Hi, thank you so much. We’ve been really lucky so far meeting lovely people that just want to help. The language is challenging but I love learning it. Can’t wait to share more recipes with you all! 🙂

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