Category Archives: Italian

Farro Risotto

This turned out a lot better than I anticipated and is a great recipe. I prefer risotto with real arborio rice and farro is so much better as a dessert. But this is really, really excellent as well. I went … Continue reading

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Summer Vegetable Tart

This recipe comes together quickly and is perfect for brunch or breakfast. Or dinner. Add some bacon or chicken livers to the sauteed mushrooms if you want non vegetarian. Zucchini Tomato Torte 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup red … Continue reading

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Caponata

This is a classic Sicilian appetizer that works well hot or cold. Serve it over polenta or with toasted bread. Caponata 1 1/2 lbs eggplant partially peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes 1 large rib celery diced fine 1 onion … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: The Summer Salad Edition

Young Wifey gave us this idea when she did a roundup on all of her favorite summer salads. Each one looked fantastic. Since we’re still in picnic and cookout season, we thought we’d share our favorite summer salads too. We … Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Chanterelle Mushrooms

This is a very simple recipe that requires really high-quality whole fresh mushrooms. Roast Mushrooms 1 lb chanterelle mushrooms washed and patted dry 6 cloves garlic sliced thin 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme Olive oil Salt/pepper In a large baking … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: An Italian Summer

We wish we could spend some time in Italy this summer, but we’ll have to settle for cooking up an Italian feast instead. Fried Sage Leaves Eggplant Parmesan Or if you prefer something a little lighter Stuffed Eggplant Chocolate Figs … Continue reading

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Eggplant Stuffed with Sausage and Cherry Tomatoes

This recipe is very simple and takes advantage of fresh grape tomatoes and homemade sausage. Sausage and Tomato Stuffed Eggplant 2 medium eggplant sliced in half stems left on 2 tbsp coarsely chopped garlic 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano … Continue reading

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