Lemon

Scent of Sicily

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  I have a beautiful lemon tree just outside my kitchen door and almost always have a bowl of lemons on the counter. To me, their citrus aroma shouts out…

Limoncello Chicken Skewers

  We know that lemon and chicken complement each other but add fresh and fragrant Limoncello to the recipe and your guests will compliment you! Limoncello (lee-mohn-CHEH-loh) is an Italian lemon…

Lemon Granita

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  Granita Siciliana is Sicily’s famous “icy” treat. It has a texture similar to an American snow-cone but that’s where the similarity ends. What a granita is NOT is crushed…

Lemon Panna Cotta

  Panna Cotta is simply a soft, sweet, silky-smooth, melt-in-your mouth Italian dessert. It’s similar to a custard (without the eggs) but with a creamier lighter texture. Panna Cotta means…

Piccatina di Vitello al Limone

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  Sauteed veal with lemon is fast food … really! Thinly-sliced veal quickly sauteed (don’t even have to dredge it in flour) and a sauce that practically makes itself is…

Kale-Lemon Pesto

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  I grew up thinking pesto was basil and basil only. But I have tried many a restaurant’s version of pesto, (some tasty, others not so much) and have come…

Marinated Zucchini Salad

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  This is another one of those recipes that travels well. Whether you’re off to the beach or an extended road trip, salads prepared without mayonnaise have a longer “cooler”…

Mini Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes

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  Sometimes I just want a little something sweet! Have you ever made a batch of pancakes on Sunday morning (or any morning) and had a little batter leftover? So,…

Limoncello Tiramisu

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  Although there are myths to the contrary, it may surprise you to discover that Tiramisu (which means “pick-me-up” in Italian) was created quite recently (by European standards). Sometime in…

Cauliflower in Lemon-Caper Sauce

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  Capers are a small but distinctive ingredient in Sicilian cooking. The caper bush grows wild on the Italian Islands of Salina (Aeolian Islands, north of Sicily) and Pantelleria (Strait…
Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

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  The first time I ever had lemon curd was also the first time I had a proper cup of tea. My mother and I were in Victoria, British Columbia,…

Pesce alla Milanese

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  This fish recipe is cooked in the style of Milan with a crisp crumb coating, the tangy taste of lemon and a simple browned-butter sauce. I use my own…

Lemon Spaghetti

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  This is one of those dishes that hardly needs a recipe. It’s quick and it’s easy. It’s my go-to-recipe when I want a simple summer meal. Although this serves…

Polpette con Limone

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  Meatballs with lemon are lighter than my traditional meatballs with red sauce. By making them smaller (about the size of a walnut) they are just the right size to…

Zucchini Lemon Soup

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  The majority of the soups I make are of a hearty variety, like Minestrone and Lentil. You know the kind that warm you up on a cold winter’s day.…

Sesame Lemon Biscotti

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  I remember eating these biscotti as a child, sitting at my grandmother’s kitchen table but, I never had them with a glass of milk. She always gave me a…

Lemon Souffle

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  Souffle’s may be sweet or savory, simple or complicated. I rarely do anything complicated any more so this lemon souffle is simply delicious. The word souffle is taken from…
Lemon Biscotti

Lemon Biscotti

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  I have been very fortunate to have a lemon tree or two every place I have lived. It is such a convenience to walk out the door and pick…