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 – Version 2

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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Tagliatelle with Porcini Mushrooms

If you like mushrooms, you get to enjoy them in so many recipes.  Adding them to a pasta sauce (or indeed making them the centre of a pasta sauce) can only be a welcome addition to a mushroom lover’s repertoire. … Continue reading

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Roast Pumpkin Stuffed with Cheese and Mushrooms – Zucca al Forno

With Thanksgiving and holiday season just around the corner, it is always useful to have an accessible pumpkin recipe to fall back on, with which to grace the table. Pumpkin and squash are not relished in my family (except by … Continue reading

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Yet Another Meatball Recipe: Mrs Alberta’s Polpette from Frascati

This is quite a long post.  If you, dear reader, can’t be bothered with all the chit chat, do by all means go straight to the recipe, where the dotted line is.  What you might like to know in advance … Continue reading

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