Tag Archives: Wine

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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The Duck Pate Project

When my niece Courtney was eight years old she told me she wanted to become a Chef and wanted me to teach her how to cook. I decided to make Duck Country Pate with her. It only made sense to … Continue reading

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My Place In Roma

Tomorrow will be one week I have been in Rome. The color of the building I live is an apricot-yellow with deep green shutters. One of the things I love most about my new place is the caged elevator in … 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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Loco-Motion Chicken, swing your hips

Sometimes using only a few ingredients can make the most scrumptious dish. Simple and easy to prepare, you really can’t go wrong with this chicken dish I am about to tell about, unless of course you’re the rebellious type and … Continue reading

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