Month: November 2014

Roasted Balsamic Onions

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  Not only is this a great condiment to have on hand in your own refrigerator, it’s also a wonderful, thoughtful gift any time of the year. Because it’s so…

Sicilian Lemon Ricotta Cookies

  These are soft, tender, cake-like cookies that have been kissed by lemons. They are perfect when you feel like having a small sliver of cake, but who among us…

Almond Paste vs Marzipan

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  In Italy, the terms almond paste, and marzipan are used interchangeably. In the United States, however, almond paste and marzipan are not the same thing. It is important to…

Pignoli

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  These moist, soft and chewy cookies are found in bakeries all over Sicily and southern Italy. They are a type of macaroon made with almond paste and topped with…

Olive Oil Poached Chicken with Fennel Sauce

  Whether it be for fish, chops or chicken, the technique of poaching is not a new concept. Poaching is merely simmering food in a liquid until it’s cooked through.…

Balsamic Beets with Gorgonzola

  Beets, native to the Mediterranean, are an excellent source of nutrients and minerals. Both the fleshy root and the greens are edible. Although they are not the prettiest vegetable…
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