tapa making

When you think you’ve maybe - just maybe - met that special someone, what do you do? Do you ask for a phone number? Suggest going for a coffee? Maybe even something to eat? See a movie? Or do you take what might charitably be called a slightly more…daring approach?

(with many thanks to Alice H over on Twitter for sending this one in!)


Cicchetti are small snacks or side dishes, typically served in traditional “bàcari” (cicchetti bars or osterie) in Venice, Northern Italy. Common cicchetti include tiny sandwiches, plates of olives or other vegetables, halved hard boiled eggs, small servings of a combination of one or more of seafood, meat and vegetable ingredients laid on top of a slice of bread or polenta, and very small servings of typical full-course plates. Like Spanish tapas, one can make a meal of them by ordering multiple plates. Normally not a part of home cooking, the cicchetti’s importance lies not just in the food itself, but also in how, when and where they are eaten: with fingers and toothpicks, usually standing up, hanging around the counter where they are displayed in numerous bars, osterie and bacari that offer them virtually all day long. Venice’s many cicchetti bars are quite active during the day, as Venetians (and tourists) typically eat cicchetti in the late morning, for lunch, or as afternoon snacks. Cicchetti are usually accompanied by a small glass of local white wine, which the locals refer to as an “ombra” (shadow). Cicchetti is the plural form. A single piece of cicchetti is a cicchetto.


Happy new year everyone!! <3
I’m so excited today. For the first time in about 10 years, I’m not going out for New Years Eve. Jackie and I are staying in, making tapas and a whole batch of tiramisu just for us :’) We are just going to chill, watch the fire works, eat, game and do what ever we want.

Today my outfit is based on presents I’ve gotten from my loved ones througout the year. The dress and A-necklace are from @imaginari-engel (who’s gotten me so many presents this year it was hard to choose which ones to use today), the skirt and bracelet are from my dear friend Merve, the key necklace is from my far-away-bae @lukael, the black ring is from my love @at-smoelfe, the earrings are from my Japanese host mother, and the shoes are from my dear Mom