Tag Archives: olive oil

Tapenade Tuna (Tonno)

  Tuna (Tonno) Tapenade is a delicious summer party food. It’s simple to make, served chilled.  -Smear it on crusty bread, or hearty crackers, and you can also toss it into a bowl of freshly cooked pasta. There are many … Continue reading

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Meatballs for the old Chums

The other night a few friends from High School came over, and I wanted to make something simple, fun, and casual, and so I thought it was a good opportunity to try out a new meatball recipe I came across … Continue reading

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Chicken ala Phase

  I hope you enjoy my garlic, hot pepper, and  olives phase. Kind of like Picasso’s blue period between 1901 and 1904.  -I want it noted that I’m having my cooking with olives, garlic and hot pepper period in 2016 … Continue reading

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Bucatini and the Little Fishys

  A favorite dish of my Dad and I is Bucatini, olive oil, chopped parsley, garlic, hot pepper flakes, ground black pepper, and anchovies (hold the raviolis). We’ve been eating that dish together since I was a kid. It’s our … Continue reading

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Bucatini or Perciatelli, it’s all good to me

  Bucatini or Perciatelli, it’s all good to me, although the Perciatelli is thicker. I made this fantastic sauce. I used tons of garlic, say like 15 cloves, a small minced onion and I warmed them both in a huge … Continue reading

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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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Fruit Salad for a Sultry Day

I had arrived home late last night from Wellfleet and placed a bouquet of rosemary I had picked at Sarah’s cottage in a tall glass and filled it with plenty of water and placed it on the window sill in … Continue reading

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Tuna and Spaghetti or else

The first five words I say when I am about to speak of Italian food is, “When I was in Italy….”   …Oh, I’m sure my family and friends are sick of it by now, but what else can I say, … Continue reading

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Red Extravaganza – Lobster Frannie’s Way

When Frannie called to invite my parents and I to dinner all he had to say was, “Hello John,” and my immediate response was, “We’d love to, when and what time?” Dinner at cousin Frannie’s house is always a phenomenal … Continue reading

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