Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tomato, Mint and Feta Salad

May you be showered with a bounty of tomatoes! That is my wish for everyone everywhere. Tomatoes are truly fruits of the gods, and I am not embarrassed to admit that each summer season I remember, all over again, how … Continue reading

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Parmesan-Crusted Roasted Zucchini Medallions

I have to confess, sometimes I just can’t look at another summer squash and zucchini in particular. It just brings back too many memories of my childhood when my mother would send my sisters and I around trying to sell … Continue reading

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Pesto Rosso Farfalle with Lemon

Pesto Rosso is pesto made with sundried tomatoes, oil-cured olives and basil. I love this version of pesto, not only because I would eat only olives if that was a healthy diet, but because it brings together the oily, briney … Continue reading

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Polenta with Parmesan and Butter

Polenta is Italian for cornmeal mush. Yup, ask any southerner and they’ll tell you that grits is the same as polenta, only not cooked as long. It’s poor people’s food, and really tasty at that! Of course whatever is deemed … Continue reading

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Zabaglione with Raspberries

As cliche as it sounds, people love the sound of the Italian language. Jamie Lee Curtis in A Fish Called Wanda, Bananarama sang, “Robert DeNiro is waiting, talking Italian,” and countless other pop culture references have women swooning over the … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato Bloody Mary Mix

Years and years ago I used to attend and occassionally host a weekly poker party. It was penny-ante stuff, literally; the ante was a nickle and the highest you could raise was a quarter. High stakes, folks! Of course, the … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Chinese Broccoli with Hoisin Sauce

Last Sunday I had a leisurely stroll through an unfamiliar farmers’ market, always a treat! Although much smaller than my regular market, the Larchmont market had a few Asian vendors with fun veggies not found at my market, including bitter … Continue reading

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