Category Archives: Vegetables

Flageolet Stew with Turkey and Farro

Flageolet beans are among my favorite varieties of dried beans–  they’re small, green, and sturdy, and when cooked properly, remain soft and velvety on the inside. In addition, the scraps of turkey from yesterday’s turkey scaloppine that were not usable … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard with Shallots and Lemon

This time of year, we’re all craving  fresh spring vegetables, but every year we forget that spring vegetables don’t really surface until late in the season (in Eastern Long Island, anyway).  I’m always looking for those first crops of local … Continue reading

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Maple and Thyme-Scented Rutabaga Puree

Rutabagas are nothing more than large yellow turnips.  This comforting puree can take the place of mashed potatoes any night of the week for me.  It’s rich and earthy-tasting, but actually, quite light.  I like to add sweetness to it–a … Continue reading

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Potato Galette

This is a great side dish for a variety of meats/fish/poultry, and can even be a lunch by itself, with some salad and cheese.  It’s more French than Italian, and I make it from time-to-time, when something refined and festive … Continue reading

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Scarlet Runner Beans with Chorizo and Quinoa

These beans have a deep, velvety flavor, and when combined with a grain,  are a great one-pot meal. Without the chorizo, this could be an entirely vegetarian dish, but the chorizo adds that smokey hint of paprika that I love.  … Continue reading

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Dinner for One–Golden Filet of Sole

Something about fresh fish and crispy potatoes always takes me back to Rome, since this is the meal I eat most often when I’m there.  This elegant dinner can be assembled for one (or two) persons in about 45 minutes … Continue reading

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Twice-Baked Potatoes, Italian-Ate Style

The beautiful lamb chops that my butcher had the other day inspired me to make my version of a meat-and-potatoes kind of meal. I was in the mood for baked potatoes,  and tonight, I decided to dress up our baked … Continue reading

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