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What I Cooked on My Summer Vacation

Locally grown San Marzano tomatoes, green beans, garlic and more

The produce at our local farmers' market, known as the Greenmarket, has been absolutely dazzling lately and I have been having a lot of fun cooking. Here are some red bell peppers that I roasted.  We ate them dressed with olive oil, garlic and oregano. I found some perfect zucchini and stuffed them with ground meat, cheese ...

September 1, 2014   2 Comments

Pasta with a Thousand Herbs

Sage and Thyme

Every summer I grow as many herbs as I can in the planters on my city terrace.  I plant parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme of course, plus this year  tarragon, mint, marjoram, oregano, lavender, and 3 kinds of basil.  The plants are beautiful and smell so good but the best thing is having a steady ...

August 8, 2014   2 Comments

Clementine Upside Down Cake for Mother’s Day

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Upside down cakes seem touched by magic.  I love the way the tender caramelized fruit  appears on the top when you turn the cake out of the pan, forming a glossy topping on the buttery cake which soaks up their juices. It looks wonderful and it is delicious to eat. Italian cooks also are fond of upside down cake, known ...

May 7, 2014   No Comments

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