Posts from the ‘food’ category

roman zucchini fritters with parmigiano cheese

An abundance of gorgeous summer harvest zucchini would always challenge us to create tasty new dishes that include this healthy and delicious ingredient. One of our…

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summer garden harvest salad: {estate insalata raccolto giardino}

I found this recipe in one of my hundreds of cookbooks from Bar Tartine. I love this cookbook for their homemade philosophies and natural approach to…

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braised rabbit pappardelle with mixed spring vegetables

During my childhood years, the spring season was always a refreshing reminder of a cold, hard NY winter finally coming to an end. The chance to finally wear…

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roasted chicken thighs with baby potatoes & artichoke hearts

Simple oven-roasted complete meals are perfect for both weekday dinners and busy weekends. I love the freedom of the combinations I can put together depending on what’s…

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insalata tritata: {chopped salad}

The cooler weather has finally descended upon us even here in the south. The cooler breezes and brisk evening temperatures are a most welcome respite from…

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baba torta al la napolitana con crema pasticcera: {neapolitan rum cake}

September and October are favorite months for our famiglia. We celebrate two birthdays (Carina who turned 18 and I who turned the big 50) and we…

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pizza di quattro stagioni: {pizza of the four seasons}

The first time I tasted pizza in Italia was in the small town of Sora where my parents were born and raised. My father’s brother took…

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chicken piccata (piccata di pollo)

What is piccata? The definition of the italian word  “piccata” basically means “larded” or tasty, savoury or piquant (sharp) like the flavor of lemon or brined capers. Larding…

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green vegetable tart al la reggio emiglia

  {mother’s day poetry: for annette} there was a time when life without you was impossible. every breath they took, every step, every word came from you now babies become…

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mini limoncello and lemon tortes

Sweet treats and indulgences are one of my life’s secret luxuries. There are those of us who love chocolate (I adore dark chocolate) and those of…

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