Monthly Archives: February 2011

Fusilli with Pistachio Cream Sauce

I have been enamored of simple Italian preparations lately – the really traditional ones. Take this one for instance. Onion, pistachios, cream and cheese. Just basic stuff, but amazingly delicious and satisfying! Use whole wheat pasta if you can, it … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pineapple Walnut Bread

The other night I was in the mood for muffins but imagine my shock to find no muffin tin in the kitchen! What’s a gal to do? Make a bread (and when there is no bread pan, improvise!) Yes, the … Continue reading

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Raw Turnip and Dill Salad

At Co-opportunity I wear many hats. In addition to managing the Cheese, Wine and Specialty department I also write for the store’s blog and conduct product trainings for new staff, which I have been doing lately. Part of that training … Continue reading

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Fusilli with Romanesco

I have written about romanesco here (almost to the day!) and since it is back in season, I am cooking with it again. I wanted to find a new way to eat it besides roasting. So turning to my trusty … Continue reading

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Sardine Rillettes

Sardines – they’re usually NOT what’s for dinner. But, packed with good stuff like Omega 3s, calcium, vitamins B12 and D, not to mention protein, these little nuggets are worth getting to know better. To top it all off, they … Continue reading

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Prosciutto Wrapped Dates – Datteri Ripeini

Lately, hors d’oeuvres are all I crave. No soups, salads, or entrees. Nope, I just want snack bites of little yummies. I make myself eat salad and stew because I feel better when I have a more balanced diet, but … Continue reading

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Penne with Winter Pesto

Sometimes, in the dead of winter, you want some summer (even in Los Angeles). You want that fresh, green-ness, just picked from the garden-ness in your dinner bowl, and you want it now! That is what inspired this dinner. Winter … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Condiments, Italian, Pantry, Pasta, Presto Pasta Night, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 3 Comments