Posts from the ‘italian recipes’ 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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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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{summer}: trio of green vegetables

I love green vegetables. Green vegetables can be sweet, savory, bitter or buttery in texture and flavor. My famiglia’s table was always filled with two to three green vegetable choices…

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eggplant involtini

This is a wonderful recipe that uses one of my favorite vegetables, the eggplant. There are so many varieties of eggplant depending on how you wish…

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summer solstice: spicy eggs, italian caffe shakerato & a bowl of cherries

Summer solstice I watch as each hot, humid day winds down into a warm, sultry summer evening. Life has slowed to a pace that I prefer. Time…

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roasted salmon & fennel maltagliati pasta

Summer is the season to enjoy lighter fare in the warm sultry evenings. My famiglia and I eat less pasta and more grilled meats, fish and…

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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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