Archive | May, 2014

Roasted Potato & Fennel Frittata

Tweet Last night’s dinner was a simple rosemary-roasted chicken with vegetables. Having spent much of the morning gardening, this first meal of the day needed to be quick and easy. Since the potatoes and fennel were already cooked, I only needed to slice them to make our vegetable frittate. This healthy, deliciously filling meal is […]

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Pappardelle Pasta

Tweet My inspiration for this dish came from my friend Luca. Earlier this year, I was in northern Italy and his place was my first stop. He and his beautiful wife, Elenora, own Due di Moro, a charming Bed and Breakfast with a breath-taking view of Lake Garda. Luca is a phenomenal ¬†chef! Not only […]

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Gelo di Prosecco

Tweet Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine, is made from grapes in the northern Veneto region of Italy and is the perfect celebratory wine. It is crisp, clean, light and refreshing, with a bubbly personality. Combined with the nectar of white peaches, Prosecco is used to make Venice’s most famous cocktail, the Bellini. I like to […]

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Sicilian Olive Oil Cake

Tweet This is a light, moist, slightly sweet cake that has been kissed by lemons. It is a delightful choice any time of the day. Serve a slice with a cup of ¬†coffee or tea, with fresh fruit of the season, perhaps dressed with a dollop of whipped cream or enjoy as a late evening […]

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A Garden of Gratitude

A Garden of Gratitude

Tweet “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul” -Henry Ward Beecher Spring is my favorite time of the year! My roses and geraniums are in full bloom. The rosemary bushes are alive with the buzzing of bees (doing what bees do) and every time I walk past the basil plants, breath in […]

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