It is Carnevale time in Italy! Carnevale in Italy is what is most commonly known in America as mardi gras. Carnevale is celebrated in Italy and in many countries all over the world the 40 days before Easter. Carnevale is the the big party before Ash Wednesday and Lent. It happens to be Italy's biggest festival and lasts for weeks!
How has your new year been going so far? Mine has been hectic and filled with some days that just seem to be the same and sort of pass in a blur. I know that may sound vague and you may wonder what exactly I have been up to here in the baking and cooking HQ's. There has been some experimenting with new recipes and there has been some not so new, like baking a reliable and delectable olive oil cake (or as they say in Italian: Ciambella all'Olio d'Oliva) such as this one.
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Did you think I would let the year pass and not share at least one cookie we made during the holidays? We are baking fiends after Halloween leading all the way up to the week of Christmas. One cookie that is a staple in our home is taralli al limone, or Italian lemon knot cookies.