Monthly Archives: April 2010

Penne with Escarole and Pancetta

Escarole is one of those interesting greens that I have yet to cook. It is a member of the endive family but is less bitter than its cousins. Mark Bittman blogged about using it in a rice soup here and … Continue reading

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Tuscan Tuna Salad

Tuna salad is one of those childhood staples that many people either write off once they develop a more adult palate or eat in secret, slightly embarrassed by their craving for tinned tuna. Since I didn’t eat mayonnaise as a … Continue reading

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Miracle Marinade

I am not one for sauces – it is part of the reason that I find fancy French cooking unappealing (sorry Julia Child!) I have always thought of them as too “chefy” and I never want to worry that much … Continue reading

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Tangy Sweet Cabbage Salad with Almonds

This is a deceptively simple looking salad that packs a wallop of flavor. At first glance it looks like regular ole coleslaw with some nuts and a few sesame seeds sprinkled on for garnish. But beware, it is seriously addictive. … Continue reading

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Baby Zucchini and Green Garlic Saute

Several weeks ago the Farmers’ Market began selling zucchini blossoms and the price finally dropped to a reasonable one last week so I bought them. Being ignorant of how to prepare them I bought the blossoms still attached to the … Continue reading

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Fusilli with Roasted Spring Vegetables

Spring, no matter where you live, is the greening of the earth. In terms of fresh local produce, nothing heralds Spring like asparagus. For me, it is one of those vegetables that really should only be eaten during this season. … Continue reading

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Grilled Radicchio and Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

A couple of months ago I attended a wine-tasting dinner at Mario Batali’s Osteria Mozza and one of the courses included prosciutto wrapped radicchio grilled over a wood fire. It was divine and I have been thinking about duplicating it … Continue reading

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