Archive for ‘June, 2013’

truffled orzo with asparagus & cheese

This dish works well for summer; especially here in the tropics as it is too warm and steamy for heartier pasta meals. Mammina often cooked meals…

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wine cookies (red wine)

Italians love their red wine and it is a common ingredient in many sweet and savory recipes that includes many desserts, torte and biscotti. This wine…

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travel log: paris

paris. city of light. I love the idea of travel. My first flight was to Italia at the age of 12, that month of summer in…

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meatballs in marinara sauce

A favorite ingredient found in my family’s sauce was Mammina’s meatballs. Our family’s sauce and meatballs all tasted different; each aunt, uncle and grandparent added their…

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roasted sweet bell pepper salad

Summer is the best season to make this beautiful roasted pepper salad. Roasting over hot coals brings out the sweetness and best possible flavor in the…

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homemade egg fettuccine

My favorite ingredient to make and eat is fresh homemade egg fettuccine. I adore this dish; there is simply no comparison in flavor and texture to…

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stuffed baby artichokes

Spring. A long, cold winter in upstate New York ends. The rebirth of trees, flowers, wildlife and, of course, the start of a vegetable garden that…

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