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CRUNCHY SPICED CHICKPEAS

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This is a Mediterranean version of Japanese wasabi peas.  Perfect for serving with cocktails.   They are salty, spicy, lemony and loaded with fresh herbs.    My herb garden is lush with these aromatic herbs, a perfect time to make … Continue reading

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POLENTA WITH SOUTHERN ITALIAN PORK RAGU

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I have a favorite cooking pan.  It is the one I reach for when I am sauteing or braising meat.   It is a very large pan –  13 inches across.  You can brown a lot of meat at a … Continue reading

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PORK LOIN in the STYLE of PORCHETTA (Arista alla Porchetta)

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  It’s late afternoon in a kitchen in a rambling stone farm house in Tuscany.   You’ve been  in the garden gathering fennel, garlic, onions, rosemary.  Someone has poured you a glass of crisp, cold sparkling Prosecco.   You’re preparing … Continue reading

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SAUSAGES WITH TOMATO-OLIVE RAGOUT AND POLENTA

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  “And men sit down to that nourishment which is called supper.”  (William Shakespeare) When it is a rainy January night and you live half way up a mountain one craves warming, simple comfort food.  Our nephew Brett and his … Continue reading

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CORN AND ROASTED POBLANO SOUP … something different for your Thanksgiving Menu

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Corn and roasted poblanos are one of those sweet and spicy combinations that give Mexican cooking its lovely complexity.    Poblanos’ heat can vary widely according to season, so reduce the quantity if yours are from a hot crop.  They are … Continue reading

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