Recipes · Summer · Vegetables

grilled lemon-and-garlic marinated eggplants

I think nobody who doesn’t know me already is ever going to find this recipe. There’s 1 million and 970 thousand hits for “grilled eggplants” on Google. With more than 2 million people out there who can grill eggplants this is probably going to be slightly redundant. The thing is, I did not grow up…… Continue reading grilled lemon-and-garlic marinated eggplants

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

Meat Dishes · Recipes · Spring · Vegetables

beef straccetti with asparagus and spring onions

STRACCETTI DI MANZO CON ASPARAGI. Spring, spring, spring! Quick, quick, quick! Who wants to be inside with this beautiful weather? Who wants a complicated dinner when there’s lavender to prune, petunias to plant, dry leaves to sweep? I love this dish, it’s light and juicy, it has the crunch and aroma of my favorite vegetables…… Continue reading beef straccetti with asparagus and spring onions

Dried Pasta · Fall · Pasta · Recipes · Sauces · Spring · Summer · Winter

pasta alla puttanesca

PUTTANESCA aka THE WHORE’S SAUCE. With a name like this you can only expect something spectacular. There are several metropolitan legends that try to explain the peculiar name. The one that makes more sense to me refers to prostitutes not having time or opportunity to shop and therefore making a quick sauce with ingredients available…… Continue reading pasta alla puttanesca