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Pasta, Recipes, Vegetables

Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Leek Sauce

 

 Mid October and we haven’t had steady rain in months now. Today it decided to rain cats & dogs all day so I was finally in the mood to make something that was warming and comforting. Gnocchi are one of those simple, completely satisfying things that I make on a […]

Fish, Recipes

Trout Salad

 

 Simple, clean flavors with beautiful color – that’s what I think of when I think of Italian food. My mother-in-law sent this picture over from Italy and I felt like I was back there —fortunately I was lucky enough to be at the house when Attilio (Andrea’s uncle) would drop […]

Fish, Recipes

Grilled Tuna and Provençal Summer Vegetables

 

 On Saturday mornings I walk to Wakefield Farmer’s Market by the big lake to get the freshest and best priced fish I’ve found from a fisherman named Bob (of Roberto’s Seafood). This week I got two nice pieces of tuna and was staring sadly at the last of my summer […]

Recipes, Vegetables

Cherry Tomatoes with 4 Flavors

 

 Stuffed tomatoes are a good idea for a summer lunch or dinner. This dish comes in 4 different versions that can be cooked together like I did. This way you can satisfy the tastes of most people with a few ingredients. The common element is the 4 preparations is bread […]

Fish, Recipes

Leftovers Tuna Patties

 

 This recipe is based loosely on the meatballs Andrea’s grandma used to make us in Italy from leftover boiled meat, eggs from the chickens, and stale bread. They were unlike anything I had every tried, warming and comforting with such an efficient use of leftovers which I greatly admired. They […]

Fish, Recipes

Cod with Mango

 

 I made this recipe during my stay in Edgewater, New Jersey. In the northeast of the US, cod is a widely used fish. I thought of making this recipe that responds well to the American taste of combining sweet and savory elements and which is particularly suitable for a summer […]

Appetizers, Recipes

Puff Pasty with Eggplant

 

 These puff pastries are suitable for a summer appetizer or even to offer friends an appetizer with a good, well-chilled prosecco. I often use this recipe in summer because it is fast and satisfies everyone. There is no need to add fat or salt because the scamorza (you can substitute […]

Pasta, Recipes

Sunday Pasticcio

 

 In my teens, Sunday lunch always began with pasticcio (a type of northern Italian lasagna made with béchamel and ragù). The preparation of the pasticcio was learned with my aunt watched the cook who was hired to prepare baptism lunches, confirmations, weddings and other special events. The preparation of the […]