Spaghetti alle Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams) Recipe

I love clams, especially the tiny fresh little clams we get here, fished out of the Adriatic. Spaghetti alle Vongole is a dish that originates in the Naples area, the area where Italian spaghetti originate from!

This dish is simplicity itself and certainly fits my weekday meal mantra DENS – delicious, economical, nutritious and speedy [...]

Buckwheat Crepes with Caramelized Fennel, Onions, Walnuts and Rosemary

I’ve been making crepes as bread for some time now, and I especially like the gluten free recipes I come up, as my daughter cannot eat gluten. Buckwheat crepes are pretty common in France, but most recipes include wheat flour. I’ve found that just about any flour works well with the buckwheat, but my favorite [...]

What’s in a Recipe Name?

Last night I made these wonderful…..what on earth should I call them?

Finished (fill in the blank) served on a bed of wilted escarole

They are rice supplì made with radicchio that are wrapped in paper thin slices of speck, baked and served on some wilted escarole. While I was making them I had [...]

Quiche, or is that Take Out?

“Whats for dinner tonight?” Years ago a friend of mine used to answer this oh so familiar question with “take out”. Now those of you who have been in the USA know that “take out” refers to going someplace, buying ready made food and bringing it home to eat. My friend on the other hand [...]

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

A well made Carbonara is a delight. Creamy fresh eggs mixed with strong cheese and crispy guanciale and flecked with copious amounts of black pepper.

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Recipe For a Lovely Gooey Flourless Chocolate Cake

Tobey, my sister in California asked for this after reading the last post.

Tobey is an amazingly creative woman who does so many things including art, tarot readings, writing and much much more. She has the energy to write 2 blogs:

http://www.tobeywhiteheart.blogspot.it/

http://whiteheartnews.wordpress.com/

and have a personal website:

http://www.tobeycrockett.com/home.html.

Whew.

I’ve had this recipe for [...]

Risotto con Funghi

I confess to a softness for risottos. They are so easy, quick; you dirty one pot, make a quick salad and bingo, dinner’s on the table!

We are still planting, gosh, I don’t know, lots and lots of plants. The days are still unusually warm…lately at lunch time it’s been 21°C (70°F). So, plant we [...]