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Appetizers, Recipes

Mini Towers of Smoked Trout

 

 Smoked salmon trout is a specialty of Friuli. Large trout farms are favored by the quantity of spring water and by investments in both research and quality control that the regional institutions have carried out over the years. This very easy recipe is very effective. Smoked salmon can also be […]

Dessert, Recipes

Tart Pear and Ricotta

 

 Back from a trip in Salerno, my sister in law Michela praised the goodness of a tart with Ricotta and pears, tasted in a note pastry of the city, and I was so curios about that. In my garden I have several pear trees, and many of them, ripen in […]

Fish, Recipes

Anchovy Balls

 

 Sardines and anchovies were some of the classic favorites of my family when I was a little girl. At that time, the fish arrived to the countryside by means of street vendors who used bicycles as their mode of transportation. A certain lady who was nicknamed “Giovanna of the fish” […]

Pasta, Recipes

Fettuccine with Pear and Walnut Sauce

 

 Some time ago, you could buy a small cookbook on pears along with the cookbook magazine. Knowing my passion for cooking, my husband, Lucio, bought one for me. I knew many of the recipes, but one of them struck me for its originality. It was spaghetti with pears and walnut […]

Pasta, Recipes

Gnocchi with Eggplant and Potatoes

 

 During this strange summer my garden produced lots of eggplant so I decided to take an old recipe for “La Cucina Italiana” I had tried in the past from my Aunt Rita. The recipe is presented both in the classic version with a dressing made from fish and in a […]

Recipes, Vegetables

Cherry Tomato Marinara Sauce

 

 At Santa Caterina we have always prepared canned tomatoes for the winter, from peeled tomatoes to marinara sauce. Until a few years ago I was not doing these preparations, there was always someone else to do them, my mother or a neighbor. They spent time together, peeling tomatoes on sunny […]