Month: September 2008

Shrimp-stuffed Fior di Zucca (Sqaush Blossoms)


Sept. 18th Stuffed fior di zucca I make these flowers many ways, but here’s an interesting recipe that isn’t fried, but rather baked. If you can’t find the squash blossoms, you can stuff halved-scooped out tomatoes, whole little zucchini, or mushrooms. Ingredients: 20 fresh squash blossoms, washed and drained½ lb of fresh ricotta½ lb of […]

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Chocolate Coverd Figs


Sept. 18thChocolate Coated Figs In September, the figs are incredible in Italy. They split at their well-endowed bottoms and honey oozes out. We have nothing to compare here… In order to boost their sweetness you can do a chocolate dip—the same as you do for strawberries. The only catch is, you have to skin them […]

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PS to the Rai recipes…


P. S. I don’t know why my spacings changed and I couldn’t fix them in the recipes from La Rai. It looks like I never learned what a paragraph is or how to indent…Sister Mary Agnes, Sister Salvia, Sister Mary de Lourdes, Sister Margaret Mary, and all the good nuns of Notre Dame Academy in […]

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Farfalle, peas and mozzarella salad


Robbed from La Rai-TV this morning, September 16th!This morning I “stole,” but changed to suit La Nina’s style of cookery, two lovely recipes from La Rai—our Italian TV station that comes to us via satellite—Heaven forbid we miss una partitia di calcio! (a game of soccer), or the program Porta a Porta. Recipe #1Insalata di […]

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Pepperoni pesto sauce (with cream)


Sept. 15Pepperoni pesto sauce (with cream) This is a La Nina special, invented because I love peppers and I love heavy cream! and one summer day about 17 years ago, I bought about 10 lbs of peppers on sale at a little local market. I roasted some, I fired some and I had 4 leftover! […]

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Answer to Auntiemwrites’ question


On 9/11/08, auntiemwrites wrote:auntiemwrites has left a new comment on your post “Home from the road trip WEST“: Sounds like you crammed a ton into your time~what was your favorite meal? Lucky 7 Steak House in Cheyenne, WY makes a huge (16 oz), perfectly cooked (medium-rare) and well-presented prime rib with au jus and a […]

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Home from the road trip WEST


Sept. 11th.The commemoration day of the terrible loss of lives in the Twin Towers. Home from our wanderings WEST! We just got home last night from a road trip out west, which was truly incredible. We were on the road 9 days. We toured the Yellowstone National Forest, the Tetons, the Shoshone National Park with […]

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