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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 2, 2017
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Eggplant Rolls With Salsa Verde

I’ve always been a lover of eggplant, but J., he’s another story. When we first met he proclaimed a dislike for this vegetable and then I introduced him to my eggplant parmigiano. “How can this be eggplant, it tastes too good” he would say. I would smile and serve him up a second portion. Years […]

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 […]

May 7, 2017
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Garmugia-A Taste Of Spring

It’s been raining on and off here in Lucca and the weather is a lot cooler than I had expected. While poking around my favorite leather shop I heard the proprietor recommending a restaurant to an Italian couple. It wasn’t even near his shop so I figured if he’s sending people there, it must be […]

March 11, 2017
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Broccoli With Burrata

****I’ve made a correction to the ingredients in the recipe so if you receive this by email please use this version. Sorry! If you only need one recipe for broccoli, this is it. I discovered it a few years back when I purchased what was to become one of my favorite cookbooks-Sunday Suppers at Lucques-written […]