Monthly Archives: April 2011

Dinner in the City–Roast Salmon with Fennel and Red Peppers

Once again, I am at my city apartment and I need an easy meal that doesn’t require a lot of prep work, ingredients (I don’t keep a full pantry in my city apartment), pots and pans (no room on the stove), … Continue reading

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Shoulder of Veal with Polenta and Spinach

I’ve already written about all of the dishes in tonights’ meal, but I’ll share the menu with you, give you a recap of the technique, then tell you about any new discoveries I’ve made in the preparation of any of the dishes, since … Continue reading

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Frittata with Asparagus, Ham and Feta

I had asparagus left over from my Spring Pasta with Asparagus and Ramps the other night–I intentionally made double the necessary amount of asparagus the other night,  looking ahead to a frittata for Sunday brunch. My mother always made frittata for breakfast on Easter Sunday morning, as … Continue reading

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Pasta with Ramps, Asparagus and Peas

I’m trying to rush spring along, but the chill in the air still tells me otherwise . . . The only hint of spring in my produce market are fresh ramps.  Ramps are labeled “wild leeks” at my produce market, … Continue reading

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Cornmeal Pancakes Scented with Orange and Pine Nuts

I love pancakes but never make them because I think of them as a bit of a production (for the morning) and I don’t always have buttermilk or baking powder or soda in the house (I’m not a baker).  Nor do … Continue reading

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Dinner for One-Orrechiette with Broccoli di Rapa and Sausage

This is an all-time favorite of mine, and readily adaptable for one person.  It’s one of those dishes that I eat often and never tire of.  You may recall I made Broccoli di Rapa with Chorizo the other evening . . . I … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup for Beppi

  My eighty-nine year-old neighbor Beppi is returning from his annual 3 month stay in Florida tomorrow and I’m making a pot of chicken soup with which to greet him when he arrives.  Chicken soup is a dish that Italians … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Farro

Tonight’s main course is calves’ liver with caramelized onions.  I try to buy calves’ liver whenever it looks great at the market, since it’s a potent source of iron and relatively lean and light, while tasting rich and luxurious.  I’m … Continue reading

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Mixed Bean Soup

  My mother makes a stew with a bean mixture that she buys in her supermarket in Florida (Publix).  The mix comes with a “flavor packet”, which she summarily discards.  I’ve been looking for the beans in my supermarket and … Continue reading

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Broccoli di Rapa with Chorizo

The main course in tonight’s dinner is actually pork shoulder (yes, another bag of the same pork shoulder that I made and froze about a month ago).  Once again, I’m serving the braising liquid over Fettucine, but this time, I’m brightening it … Continue reading

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