Archive | May, 2015

Sparkling Rosemary Limonata

Tweet Turn your ordinary lemonade into something special! This simple recipe adds a subtle savory twist to a favorite warm weather drink. The crisp, clean refreshing taste of Italian limonata (lemonade) will cool you off and add a splash of sparkle to any occasion. This recipe makes 2-3 servings. I usually double the recipe, as […]

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Farro Vegetable Salad

Tweet Emmer wheat, called farro in Italian, is a nutritious grain with a distinctive nutty flavor and chewy texture. Farro is low in fat, high in protein and rich in magnesium and B-vitamins. This dish was the result of rummaging through the pantry and the refrigerator to come up with a quick one dish meal. […]

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Grilled Vegetable Salad

Tweet Grilled seasonal vegetables are the foundation of many of my spring and summer-time meals. It might be one special vegetable, such as carciofi alle brache, two or three different vegetables layered with ricotta into colorful stacks or an entire platter of my favorites served warm with a balsamic vinaigrette as shown here. The vegetables […]

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Balsamic Vinaigrette

Tweet As a rule, I only dress salad greens and vegetables with extra-virgin olive oil, a splash of vinegar or lemon juice, a sprinkling of sea salt and a few grinds of black pepper. However, there are times when a vinaigrette is in order. Oil and water don’t mix, so the proverb goes, and something […]

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