Category Archives: Italian

Mushroom Sugo with Rotini

 If you have not already visited Elise’s blog Simply Recipes, you should. She has a huge repertoire of recipes and she does a fantastic job of describing them, well, in a word, simply. Not only does the blog update nearly … Continue reading

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Spicy Lamb Broth with Ravioli and Gremolata – Presto Pasta Night #235!

This is a very humble dish that I found in The Southern Italian Table, a wonderful cookbook about the “cucina povera” – poor people’s cooking of Southern Italy. Arthur Schwartz is an American Expat living with his partner in Sicily, … Continue reading

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Roasted Pepper Roll-Ups

Until recently, roasted peppers were not high on my list of fun and exciting ingredients. Something about the smell of jarred peppers just did not sit right with me, along with their slimy texture. But after roasting ancho peppers to … Continue reading

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Eggplant Involtini with Fresh Ricotta and Scallions

Eggplant usually divides people into separate camps – love it! hate it! And then there are the fence sitters who will reflexively say they don’t like eggplant, “it’s slimy” or “I don’t like the seeds.” Here’s another one for getting … Continue reading

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Fried Eggplant with Aged Balsamic Vinegar

A little more than two years I started writing this blog in earnest, posting several times a week and diligently photographing the food in the posts. My main reason for taking my blogging seriously? The movie Julie and Julia, as … Continue reading

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Pomodori al Tonno – Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

Tired of summer’s tomatoes yet? Me neither! I came across this simple and pretty snack/appetizer/light meal on Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino and decided it was my next tomato meal. And because everything sounds better in Italian! This is barely a … Continue reading

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Chick Pea Soup with Thyme

 Most summer recipes are all about keeping the cook out of the hot kitchen – grilling outside, cold salads, or do ahead dinners that do not require too much attention. But sometimes you want hot food, despite the heat. All … Continue reading

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