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Lemon Polenta Cake

It’s been about 3 1/2 years since we last made Nigella’s Lemon Polenta Cake and today seemed the perfect day to rectify that. It’s a great cake with lots of flavor – and really easy to pull together. The original recipe calls for almon...

Pane Siciliano Tre

I got into the kitchen early this morning. I haven’t really been playing a lot, lately, and decided today was the perfect day to make up for lost calories. First thing I did was make bread dough for Pane Siciliano. It’s warm and just a tad muggy o...

Summertime Cooking

One of the true joys of summer is the bounty of fresh fruit available. I’m one of those guys ...

Herbs and Spices

Hello. My name is Tim. And I’m a spice-a-holic. I don’t really know when it started. I ...

Pasta Salad

One of the Rites of Summer is a bottomless bowl of pasta salad in the ‘fridge. I usually leav...

Burgers and Fries

  I do love me a good burger – there’s something almost primal in their greasy, ju...

Nectarine Squares

This is a bit of a no-brainer bar cookie that really works well with thin slices of fresh fruit. I&...

Focaccia – Ragusa-Style

  One of our many fun food finds in Sicily was a local take on focaccia. While everywhere we we...

Our Last Night in Modica

Our host at Villa Modica had been so wonderful, we wanted to show a bit of our appreciation by taki...