Archive for ‘October, 2013’

tuscan vegetable & quinoa minestrone soup with rustic pesto ciabatta croutons

Sometimes I just want to eat something warm, healthy and light for dinner. Mammina Loreta and Papa Pierino taught me about eating lots of vegetables, small…

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what i was reading… 28.october.2013

{happy monday afternoon}. I have been as busy as a bee with school activities, fundraising efforts with Carina as well as art directing and designing for…

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cauliflower patties

Seasonal fall vegetable dishes in the Italian food culture are always favorites in my famiglia as they represent a warm and hearty accompaniment to all varieties…

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pumpkin cappellacci with brown butter & sage

October is my month to cook recipes from my personal collection that use the beautiful seasonal squash and mix of cooking pumpkins that are currently at…

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what i was reading… 14.october.2013

{hello monday.} It is a stunningly pretty day here and I am enjoying the sunshine and the sound of our community landscapers hard at work after…

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braised beef short ribs

The art of braising meats was explained┬áto me by Mammina Loreta and Papa Pierino in my early days of helping in la cucina. Italians have long…

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what i was reading… 8.october.2013

{ciao tutti.} I see subtle hints of fall in Southwest Florida… the air is a bit cooler and very breezy, the humidity a bit lower and…

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ring cake ala romagnola

I adore simple cakes and desserts. I am not a fan of heavy, sweet frostings or cream laden desserts or snacks. I do appreciate our traditional…

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