Month: July 2009

Brett Zimmerman, Master Sommelier


This past weekend Felipe and I attended the Park City Wine Festival…and the best thing about it was Brett Zimmerman.Please read my blog of July 10-11th on the Barolo Wine TastingBrett Zimmerman is Domaine Select Wine Estates Manager and a delightful presenter who knows his wines. It was a pleasure to attend last Friday’s Barolo […]

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Bannana Nut Bread for Travis


Travis–this recipe is for you! The first thing to know about cooking and baking is, like war, you have to know you have allies to help you. Yours are your Mom, and brothers. Here’s a recipe for Banana Nut Bread Your mom probably knows this one by heart, but just in case she’s forgotten it, […]

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Barolo Wine Tasting in Park City


July 10, 2009 ( I was unable to post this blog yesterday! ) Barolo Wine Tasting Park City Today Felipe and I tasted a Gavi villa Saparina which was extremely dry–probably would go nicely with fish. Next we tasted: a red-fruited and aromatic wineBarolo (Serradenardi) 2004This would go well with wild mushroom risotto, pasta with […]

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Drunk, Happy Halibut


Drunk and Happy Halibut 1 1/2 chunky white piece of halibut will serve 4 with a side dish of veggies and a lovely mixed green salad–I jazzed up the salad with tiny sweet and hot African red peppers the size of a fingernail and artichokes hearts in quarters, and a dressing of olive oil, anchovy […]

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Easy Summer Cooking…all in one pot: veal , sausage and peppers


I made this dish for a “literary salon” back in February, I believe, it was a mild and lovely Sunday. The party was at my friend and neighbor-artist, Marianne Haycook’s beautiful digs in sunny south Florida. We were graced with the presence of Lynne Barrett and Johnny Dufresne who read for us on the patio–check […]

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Summer Picnic Pasta Salad


Summer Pasta Salad 1/2 lb cooked, drained and cooled creste di gallo–Cock’s combs1 can of Italian (Genova) tuna fish with oil1 can of tuna packed under water–drain and toss the water!1 /2 cup of diced sweet pepperoni–yours, or straight from the jar1/2 cup chopped celery (optional)1/4 of a red onion, sliced2 Tbs. of tiny capers1/2 […]

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Osso Buco


Osso BucoLiterally translated as bone hole! It’s the cut of meat that has the marrow in the center!One summer night in San Felice Circeo I started to make this dish and halfway through the cooking of it–I ran out of PROPANE GAS! What did I do? I knocked on my neighbor’s door, pot in hand […]

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Fandango


Yesterday I bought a cookbook in a highly unlikely place to sell books: Coldwater Creek! The book is titled: fandango, which caught my attention immediately because I fling that word around in stuff I write. The book was originally marked at $45, then reduced to half price and then marked down again and I got […]

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Shrimp with pearls and pearls


Happy 4th of July! (More on shrimp…) This definition is from Wikipedia… “A pearl is a hard, roundish object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk. Just like the shell of mollusks, a pearl is made up of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in […]

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Spaghetti with Shrimp and Bay Scallops


July 3, 2009 Same day as the Frame Poem,but just a bit later. Here’s the recipe as promised. In fact here are two recipes since you waited to read this while I had an exciting excursion to Home Depot…No, they don’t make mailbox keys, Ladies of Screw Iowa! Recipe # 1Spaghetti with Shrimp and Bay […]

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