Monthly Archives: November 2014

Pecorino Frittata … And We Won’t Mention Tripe! – Uova in Trippa

With the holiday season already started and long lists of things-to-do and things-to-buy piling up whether we want them or not (Christmas and New Year can by trying times for many people), having to think of what to make for … Continue reading

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Minestrone with Chestnuts – Minestrone con Castagne

The romantic in me sometimes gets the upper hand and induces me into culinary jaunts that are best left to an expert.  I saw some lovely chestnuts at the greengrocer’s about one month ago and just had to have them. … Continue reading

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Gorgonzola and Mascarpone Tureen

Dear Blog-Followers … you might be interested in reading about a groovy recipe combining gorgonzola and mascarpone.  I wrote this recipe for the Giardini di Sole’s blog yesterday.   I was in Boston until last week and together with business … Continue reading

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Caciu all’argentera: Sicilian ‘rabbit’

Originally posted on My Home Food That's Amore:
Sunday evening, the day after you’ve hosted a Saturday night dinner which has, yes, been a lot of fun but which, also, bequeathed a lot of clearing and tidying up in…

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Pasta with Broccoli and Sausage – Pasta Broccoli e Salsiccia

This is what I have come to label as a ‘default’ pasta, together with matriciana, arrabbiata and aglio, oglio e peperoncino (carbonara and cacio e pepe take a bit of thinking, for instance, and hence can’t quality).  It is a … Continue reading

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Making Porchetta for an Event in Boston at the Giardini di Sole Showroom

Just about this time last week, my friend and partner Libby and I were getting to grips with all the dishes we were preparing in her house to take to the showroom the next day. One of the dishes was … Continue reading

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Spelt and Orange Salad – Farro con Arance

Whenever the word ‘salad’ gets drawn into conversation, I immediately think of lettuce, rocket/arugula and green, leafy ‘things’ and associate it with Summer – because that’s when salad used to get eaten, i.e. only during the Summer months when the … Continue reading

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