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Catering

While I have prepared a lot of food for a lot of people for many years, I typically don’t do it in other’s kitchens.  Saturday we had a cookout at Ilsa’s cousin’s in honor of her other cousin returning home … Continue reading

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Spicy Shrimp and Farro

Emmer wheat (Triticum dicoccum), also known as farro especially in Italy, is a low yielding, awned wheat. It was one of the first crops domesticated in the Near East. Spicy Shrimp with Farro, Basil & Garlic, steamed Green Beans and Beefsteak Tomato Slices with Herbed Sea Salt, Pepper, … Continue reading

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Eggplant with Garlic & Basil

Saute cubed Eggplant in Olive Oil and White Wine, adding more as needed since the Eggplant will act as a sponge.  About mid-way through the cooking process, add Sea Salt and Garlic.  Finish with Basil and Pepper.

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Urrà il Pesto !

I love making Basil Pesto.  I love using Basil Pesto.  I bought a Cuisinart Mini Prep ($40US) just to make Pesto !  Tonight we had one of our Summer favorites – Basil Pesto Chicken Sandwiches.  Grill or Pan-Sear a seasoned … Continue reading

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Family Weekend

We had a couple family events for Ilsa’s side this past weekend (what’s new ?).  We had a dinner for around 20, and Laura had a cookout for over 30 fam & friends to celebrate her mom’s retirement.  Ilsa’s Florida … Continue reading

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Wild Weekend (of Food !)

Friday I made the Creamy Basil Pesto Tortellini again for some friends, this time with Mussels du jour, a Goat Cheese Salad and Fettunta.  Saturday we “catered” a Baby Shower for our friend Alysia and guests, feeding about 14.  We … Continue reading

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Creamy Basil Pesto

I recently made a Creamy Basil Pesto that I “whipped up on the fly”, as the dish was originally going to use a Marinara Sauce. Creamy Basil Pesto over Five-Cheese Tortellini and Steamed Mussels – il più eccellent !

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