Appetizers · Cooking Tips and Ingredients · Fresh Pasta · Recipes · Spring · Vegetables

asparagus 101

With all the running around, worries and excitement about the new house I forgot to post my April article in The American in Italia magazine featuring another of my favorite recipes, Parmesan and asparagus eggs. Please remember that if you don’t have wild asparagus or the season is over, you need to choose fairly thin…… Continue reading asparagus 101

All Seasons · Meat Dishes · Recipes

quick terrine a l’Italienne

GALANTINA. This is one of those recipes for which I’ll be grateful forever. It’s easy to make, can be prepared in advance, it’s a crowd pleaser and – with the appropriate presentation – it’s actually quite fancy, great for parties and holidays. My mum called this dish galantina, but technically speaking this is a terrine…… Continue reading quick terrine a l’Italienne

Recipes

meat and spinach cannelloni

Warning: mistreated recipe! If you have any intention of using those chewy curly no-boil lasagna,  lumpia/wanton wrappers, manicotti tubes, tortilla, frozen crepes or other horrors please don’t even read this recipe. In fact, you might want to go out for dinner or make mac n’ cheese. Like lasagna, this is a labor-intensive pasta recipe. It’s…… Continue reading meat and spinach cannelloni

Recipes · Spring · Vegetables · Winter

Baked Artichokes Sformato

Artichoke lovers, you will adore this recipe. Tender boiled artichokes baked in an egg, Parmigiano and milk batter and dotted with mozzarella. Perfect for Spring picnics! This recipe reminds me so much of my mother that I can hardly bring myself to write about it. It brings good, happy memories as this was one of…… Continue reading Baked Artichokes Sformato

Dried Pasta · Fresh Pasta · Recipes · Sauces · Spring

tagliolini with almond pesto and broad beans

TAGLIOLINI WITH PESTO AND BROAD BEANS. Umbrians love broad beans, fave. As soon as it’s spring, crates of the long green pods start to appear in markets and shops. Those who are lucky enough to have a vegetable garden will pick the young and tender ones and give bagfuls to their neighbors as a gift.…… Continue reading tagliolini with almond pesto and broad beans