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Pasta Night

Just about any night around here can be pasta night, but I went to bed last night thinking of pasta, olives, and fresh tomatoes. I had been out earlier in the day picking more tomatoes and peppers and was thinking a fresh sauce was in order. We have plenty of ...

Lasagne

I took some ground beef out of the freezer before work this morning, figuring I’d throw something together when I got home. I had no plan – but we do have plenty of things to use up… lots of tomatoes from the garden, cheeses… we always ...

Eggplant Timbale

Victor spent the day in the kitchen whilst I was at work, today… We harvested another seven eg...

Eggplant and Pepper Lasagne

Last night we were discussing tonight’s dinner – Victor had said he wanted to make an eg...

Eggplant Lasagne

I now have another recipe that I never have to make. Ya know how some folks just own a recipe? They ...

Sunday Pasta

The first eggplant came off the vine, today! It was smallish – it could have grown  few more ...

Pork with Robiola

Several years ago we donated a few hundred cook books to the local library book drive. That left us ...

Torta di Patate

When I described what I was thinking of making for dinner, tonight, Victor’s first comment was...

Polenta con Ragù di Carni Bianche

That sounds so much more impressive than polenta with a white meat sauce, doesn’t it?!? But th...

Spaghetti

We don’t seem to eat a lot of spaghetti, anymore. We both love it but Nonna no longer cares fo...

Broccoli Cheesecake

I love my emails from La Cucina Italiana. In fact, they may be just about the only non-family-and-fr...

Focaccia Genovese

While I was working, Saturday, Victor was cooking – shades of what retirement is going to be ...

Manicotti

It’s Nonna’s Birthday. There’s not a lot you can get a 91 year old for her birthda...

Friday Frittata

Victor is practicing for retirement. It’s three weeks away. We’re both psyched – a...