Month: August 2008

Katie & Nico’s Engagement


Katie & Nico Picture taken in Rome, April, 2008 August 27th A Short History of Our Whirlwind Louisville, KY Weekend… When I read the schedule that Katie made for us, I said that not even Princess Diana, bless her, had she still been living, could have fulfilled this program…but somehow we did and it was […]

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Broccoli & Cheese Quiche


Aug. 19th So here’s the recipe for two broccoli quiche “pies.” I make two, so I can freeze one or give it a friend. In the olden times, I would make the crust—if you absolutely must have it, write to me and I’ll post it… In the meantime, those other smarty pants among us will […]

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Wild Mushroom Medley (sauce for pasta)


Aug. 18 Mushrooms can be in any combination of wild that you like—for our up-coming Wednesday dinner party for 8 persons, I’ll use 3-4 kinds: hen-of-the-wood, chanterelle, shitake, and possibly something else—basically whatever I find at the market, more than 1/4 and less than a 1/2 lb of each. I love to make things complicated. […]

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The Summer Wednesday Market in Park City


Here is a sampling of what I found: Beehive Cheese CO. makes hand crafted cheeses and all of these cheeses are made form Utah milk! Yippee! There’s a great variety and we bought several to taste…I can’t say they are inexpensive–but have you checked out the prices in supermarkets of other cheeses lately? here’s what […]

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Caldo Gallego (Galician Soup)


Aug. 15th Caldo GallegoA wonderfully thick Galician bean soup! My husband’s Tia Zoila use to add “unto” which is a kind of rancid fat…I skip that part and find it’s very delicious just the same…maybe more so. So here are the ingredients One huge soup pot and plenty of waterTwo lbs. of dry white cannelini […]

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Tuna with sesame seeds & balsamic reduction


August 14th Ahi tuna, yellow fin, whatever–just make sure it’s fresh. Dip the steaks–not too thinly cut–in olive oil and then sprinkle with sea salt, coarse ground black pepper and smear with crushed garlic or sprinkle with garlic powder for a lighter taste. Dip pieces into black and white sesame seeds…press down so they adhere…. […]

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Picture of Sicilian Cannoli


Here’s a picture I forgot to add the other day with the recipe for cannoli filling. These are authentic Sicilian ones, I brought on a visit to my aunts (one is 96, the other 94!!!) in Palermo last April. The outside pastry is darker than you’ll find in most bakery shops here in the States. […]

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Cannoli filling


My friend Marni liked the carrot cake and asked me if I had a recipe for cannoli filling–it’s also the same filling used in cassata cakes. For the filling–no measurements, so go by taste–some like it sweeter than others. So here’s that recipe from my head–don’t have my files or books with me here in […]

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Carrot Cake (in English & Italian)


This Carrot Cake recipe is bilingual. I wrote it for Sandra and Franco Brasolin’s youngest daughter, Ornella, who tasted it in the good old US of A. These are dear friends of ours, and we’ve known them since before our son was born. Franco manufactures jewelry in Milano, and Felipe and I translate for him […]

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Sockeye Salmon with potates in a rosé sauce


Aug. 3rd Here’s a dish I made last week when Phil and Donna were visiting and our friend Maria came for dinner. (So let’s say this serves 6 people generously.) While I was cooking we also had four visiting doe munching the weeds to the side and back of the house. They are very curious […]

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