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 green asparagus and use them as soon as possible so … Continue reading asparagus 101

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 . A galantine is made by stuffing de-boned fowl with … Continue reading quick terrine a l’Italienne

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 a dish of sublime goodness which deserves to be revered … Continue reading meat and spinach cannelloni

meltingly delicious, I can have artichokes every day

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 her favorite dishes for picnics.  Yes, other people had sandwiches … Continue reading Baked Artichokes Sformato