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Pork Cutlet, Rabe and Polenta

For dinner this evening I made pork cutlets on a bed of creamy polenta, broccoli rabe and roasted tomatoes with a balsamic glaze. This was pretty easy to make.  And yes indeed quite fattening, but over the top delicious and something good … Continue reading

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The Green Goddess: Broccoli Rabe and the Golden Boy

This is my second post on broccoli rabe and I can promise there will be more, many more, and why? Because broccoli rabe is FRIGGING AWESOME! Rabe is full of vitamins and minerals (vitamins A, C, and K, potassium, calcium, … Continue reading

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Pasta & Fresh Peas

The first thing I noticed about the pasta dishes in Italy is that they were pure, perfect and astonishingly simple. I found there was never too much of this and too little of that, when I ate fettuccine with Portobello … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Fruit Torte

After a life changing 6 month trip to Italy this fall and winter I’ve been living like a gypsy; staying with relatives and friends until my tenants move out of my home September 1. This summer I have the great … Continue reading

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Passing On The Left, My First Ride With Gio

I arrived in Italy a month ago today. Gio picked me up at the airport in Milan and from there we drove two hours to Gio’s hometown of Pavullo nel Frignano  a town in the province of Modena  in the … Continue reading

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A midsummer dreamy feast

A summer feast is a nice thing especially when it consists mostly of fresh vegetables and good people to share it with. Monday night I had my second cousin Franny, my Dad and my brother Vincent and my sister Maryanne … Continue reading

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My Italian farm is awesome and so are my grapes and my chickens and my fat pigs and my cat named Florinda

One of my fantasizes is to live on a farm in Italy that overlooks a tremendous emerald-green valley full of fig trees and roaming, lazy cows and olives trees and grape vines and big prosciuttos growing off prosciutto trees and … Continue reading

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