THAT UBIQUITOUS ZUCCHINI It’s the season, they are everywhere and can be used in sautés, cakes, muffins, ragouts, stews, soups and now……..PIZZA! INGREDIENTS Round pizza pan 1 large globe zucchini sm. disk of Brie or other melting cheese, thinly sliced 2T fresh chopped herbs (thyme, basil, lemon balm, […]
The Italian Classic Dessert It was close to my last day in Lucca while visiting my cousin Roberto, that one of the secrets of an Italian classic dessert was revealed to me. One of the family’s favorite gelato shops was on the other side of town, and Roberto […]
Glorious Figs The parable of the fig tree exists throughout the bible and in other spiritual and fictional works. In Matthew 24:32 it tells us “its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.” Many references of […]
A whole grain, wholly delicious breakfast!
Organic BRAISED GREENS with Organic Beans, Whole Grains and Uncured Sausage, Serves 4-6 There’s nothing like an unexpected blustery evening with this warming mix of healthy foods. Braising greens brought home from the farmers market cook right up into a hearty taste treat for dinner! Read more….below. Ingredients 5-6 cloves […]
Here’s a foolproof method for perfect hard boiled eggs. It’s the only recipe you’ll need. THE BEST, LAST, ULTIMATE RECIPE FOR HARD BOILED EGGS Place 2 inches of water in a medium saucepan with a steamer basket. Place eggs in steamer basket and bring to boil with lid. […]
Here’s another way to get your whole grains. Delicious in the morning or during any part of your day. This one is made with a whole grain medley from Bob’s Red Mill called “Grains of Discovery.” Whole Grain Berry Good “Rice” Pudding Serves 4-6 1 cup Whole Grain […]
From “TRAVEL TIPS from SeeCalifornia.com” comes this Festival Feature in Fresno, April 15-17: San Joaquin County grows the most asparagus of any place in the U.S. Top 3 California Asparagus Counties: San Joaquin 42.2% | Fresno 28.6% | Monterey 27.4% Asparagus is planted in the ground three years before it […]
ASPARAGUS! The spring veggie loved by many, or few? We Italians love them every which way, especially found wild and wrapped up in some farm fresh eggs as a frittata. You can roast them, sauté them, put them in a pie, use in a cheese fondue. I’ve found them on […]
Here is a delicious recipe for Lemon Blackberry Pie made with fresh blackberries and lemon cookies. It’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.