Month: April 2009

The real saltimbocca according to La Nina


Saltimbocca alla romana according to La Nina Of course there really isn’t any real anything, so if you’re inventive, do it yourself or else follow this simple recipe WARNING!!! This is for those who know how to cook, because there ain’t NO measurements, folks, just ingredients!So here’s my version–real or not of saltimbocca the way […]

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Malfatti: spinach dumplings wiht sage


Malfatti Literally this translates to badly made…because the shapes are not always uniform. Basically these are spinach and ricotta dumplings. Severs 6-8 people, depending on appetites and what else you’re serving~!Important thing to remember is to drain the spinach tightly to get all the water out. I use fresh spinach but you can use frozen, […]

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“Travels from My Laundry Room”


Malfatti (Spinach Dumplings) recipe to follow Here’s my poem “Travels from My Laundry Room, which was just published on the Northville Review: http://northvillereview.com/?p=371 TRAVELS FROM MY LAUNDRY ROOM In my pristine green wash room,I turn a black wool sweater inside out,so my hand beading will remain intactwhen I gently rub-a-dub-dub. My jeans are old and […]

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Tow poems: Grey Sparrow Journal


Here are two of my poems that have just been published online in the Grey Sparrow Journal http://greysparrowpress.net/poems1.aspx Two poems by: Nina Romano The Moon and Me on Water-Heavy NightsOn a water-heavy nights like this, I’m caught between a think-piecemovie and sleep—the scenes replay as I fight sheet, blanket and pillow. I stalk the house […]

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Pork Roast with Rosemary


Pork Roast With Rosemary This is a nice dinner to make when you need two hours, say, to critique some poetry, write something new, or read and auto-critique your fiction manuscript, which the writer of this recipe is going to do. How many pages can I do in two hours? I’ve got 150 to go […]

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Salmon and Kingfish Quiche


So I’m into quiches and fancy baked pies, what can I say? Here’s another one: Fish quiche Ingredients: 3-4 ounces smoked salmon3-4 ounces king fish (may use all salmon or another fish–this is what I had in the house!)1 & 1/2 cups blanched peas1 sliced onion wiltedin 2 tablespoons of buttera little vinoa little cognacpimento, […]

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Ricotta pie (sweet dessert)


Ricotta pie(Makes 2) Ingredients:2 deep dish pie crusts2 lbs. of fresh ricotta3 eggs1 cup of pinoli (pine nuts)1 bar of unsweetened (Ghiradelli) chocolate (75%-85% pure cacao) broken, shaved bits1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar(may use 2 tablespoons of milk, if mix is too dense)1 teaspoon of vanilla(may use lemon zest, if desired)a pinch of salt Directions:Beat […]

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Quiche: broccoli and leek and asparagus, and ricotta pie


So here’s what you do on Palm Sunday in preparation for Easter week. You bake. You may also want to remove everything non-Kosher in preparation for Passover, and hope for the best. Broccoli quiche(Makes 2) Ingredients: 2-3 tablespoons of butter (if using olive oil—use 1½ -2)1 medium onion, minced1-2 garlic cloves minced2-3 cups chopped fresh […]

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Swordfish with picutre and a halibut recipe


Swordfish I’ve given this recipe for swordfish before in a whole menu, but here it is with a picture I was finally able to access. Below that is a quick and easy halibut recipe. Fish is healthy and delish…try some! For the swordfish: use fish that isn’t too thinly cut with the blood line taken […]

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