Posts from the ‘summer 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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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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spicy & smoky pork burgers

I have been experimenting with using organic wood chips (hickory and mesquite) when grilling on my charcoal grill the past few summers. I love the smokiness…

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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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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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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 fresh tomato sauce

Summer tomatoes. The stuff of dreams. …The strong perfume of the tomato plant filled my senses as my hands moved the leaves aside to pick the ripened fruit for…

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roasted salt & vinegar potatoes

I adore vinegar. In many countries like Italy, Spain and France, making wine vinegar is a closely connected tradition to the wine making process each year.…

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spring: capellini al la carbonara

This is my lighter version of the classic carbonara, a pasta dish with spaghetti, cured smoked bacon or guanciale and mixed with whole organic egg, egg yolks, grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese…

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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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