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June 17, 2016
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Frittata di Pane

  I can truly say that summer has arrived with the first bruschetta of the season. This may look like a traditional bruschetta, but in reality this dish is more like a savory French toast. I found the idea for this in Faith Willinger’s book Adventures of an Italian Food Lover. Don’t hesitate to purchase any […]

May 25, 2016
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Eating In San Francisco

It was just a few days, but we managed to squeeze a fair amount of great food. Here are some of the highlights. Since we hadn’t been to San Francisco for some time I thought it best to read up on what restaurants people were taking about. It wasn’t hard to decide that we would […]

July 21, 2014
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Help!

Need I say more? I’m a little overwhelmed, but more than willing than work my way through these tomatoes! Here are a few old favorites that I see in our future: Tomato Tart Scalloped Tomatoes Frittata di Pane Stuffed Tomatoes And of course-Bruschetta I did try a new and very simple dish from a book […]

June 29, 2014
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I Was Outstanding In The Field

I have sort of a short bucket list and yesterday I checked off one of my wishes. I’ve been following the exploits of the Outstanding in the Field team for some time now, all the while dreaming about taking part one of their events. Last night I attended their dinner at the ranch of the […]

June 5, 2013
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Lemon Braised Artichokes

There’s something about those little artichokes that just makes me want to fill up a bag and take them home to my kitchen. Problem is that I rarely see them at my local farmers’ market. There are a few vendors selling large artichokes so why can’t they do the smaller ones? You’ll find them everywhere […]

May 21, 2013
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Olive Oil-Local And Luscious

I grew up in an Italian family and so I am no newcomer to olive oil. There was always a large colorful tin in my grandmother’s kitchen and the simple salad that she served at the end of our Sunday lunch was simply dressed with olive oil and vinegar. If I was lucky there was […]

January 9, 2013
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Caviar Limes

I read about this intriguing citrus in some food magazine, but it wasn’t until my recent visit to the Santa Barbara farmers’ market that I saw them for sale. They are indeed diminutive in size, but are full of flavor. Originally found in the Australian bush they are now being cultivated on a commercial basis. […]