Monthly Archives: September 2011

Broccoli and Radicchio Salad

Summer would not have been summer without a beach party, complete with bonfire and s’mores.  My friends have this ritual down to a science–someone provides the main course; someone else provides the plastic tableware, someone else provides drinks, and someone else provides … Continue reading

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Fennel Mashed Potatoes

Tonight we’re having cod for dinner, made in the style that my mother taught me a couple of weeks ago (see pesce in umido for the recipe).  In addition, I wanted something to soak up the aromatic winey sauce from … Continue reading

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Salad of Arugula, Fennel and Parmigiano

This is a great first course or light lunch year-round.  Right now, arugula and fennel are local, and they grow locally well into the fall.  Part of the occasion for this salad is the beautiful wedge of parmigiano my mom brought back from … Continue reading

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Russian Kale and Golden Beet Salad

Russian Kale is softer and more delicate than the conventional dark curly leafed variety.   It’s great eaten raw as a salad.  I like to tame its slightly mustardy bite with something sweet, like roasted golden beets.  A slab of herbed … Continue reading

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