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October 7, 2017
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Easy Tomato Tart

    It doesn’t get much easier than this. Before the tomato season is over this is a tart that I encourage you to try. I always have a box of frozen puff pastry in the freezer so there’s no need to feel pressured to make your own dough. If you can find puff pastry […]

September 30, 2017
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End Of Summer Pizza

The calendar may say that October is a day away, but the weather here in southern California is definitely still screaming summer. The farmer’s market is in a state of change with one side of the table covered in heirloom tomatoes and the other end piled high with butternut, acorn and kabocha squash. As anxious […]

September 23, 2017
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Verdure Agrodolce

This recipe comes from the lovely Gemma, cheesemaker and cook extraordinaire at Cerasa, the farm at the top of a mountain in the Garfagnana. I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying a day on the farm observing Gemma making pecorino and then savoring a home cooked meal in the dining room on three different occasions. Each […]

August 18, 2017
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Sweet Corn Polenta

When I think of making polenta it’s usually a wintry evening and I’m craving a heartwarming dish. I always have a bag of  cornmeal in the freezer that I’ve brought back from Italy with plans for a dinner. The Panini Girl Tour  usually visits a miller on one of our day excursions and what a treat it […]

August 5, 2017
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Panzanella

For years we grew tomatoes in our small yard. What a thrill it was to go out every day and pick whatever we needed for our supper. Some days it was actually a bit overwhelming as there might be thirty or forty tomatoes covering the kitchen counter. I spent hours making sauce with our lovely […]

July 23, 2017
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Spicy Corn Fritters

As soon as corn appears at the market this is the first dish that I make. I found the recipe years ago in Gourmet magazine (ah the good old days…) and it’ still a summer favorite. I tend to make the full recipe even if it’s just the two of us as they’re just as […]

July 15, 2017
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Condimento Alle Verdure

It may seem like all I’ve been doing for the last seven weeks is reminiscing about my time in Italy and yes, there’s been a lot of that going on, but I’ve also been back in the kitchen. My first impulse when looking for a summer starter is to grill up some bread for bruschetta […]