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Eggplant Three Ways

The eggplants are coming in fast and furious. That means the brain has to get working – I can only eat so much caponata. Coming up with ideas for food is fun – and making several of those ideas is even more fun! Idea the first is frying up cutlets....

Fresh Bread

The End of Week Five

We’re both down ten pounds! What a way to go! It’s pretty crazy. I feel good – sore, but good. I honestly never saw myself as a person who would go to a gym – let alone semi-enjoy it! It’s rather amazing how 1) difficult it is and...

Almost Jambalaya

I did a bit of a ‘fridge clean-out for dinner, tonight. These are fun dinners becaus...

Pork Cutlets and Roasted Beets

Yesterday, I roasted beets, white carrots, and leeks as our dinner side. For the main cour...

Fried Peppers

The weather – the torrential rains – have pretty much destroyed the tomato cro...

The End of Week Four

“My doctor told me I had to stop throwing intimate dinners for four unless there are thr...

Chicken and Lentils

I think my most difficult habit to break is always having a ton of food around the house. ...

Chili Two Ways

I made a pot of chili the other day, thinking chili atop a baked potato was well within ou...

Spaghetti and Littleneck Clams

My impulse buy of the day, today, was a bag of littleneck clams. I saw them at the store a...

Salads

Another successful produce run down to Gentile’s, today. It’s becoming my groc...

Piel del Sapo Melon

I found a new melon at Gentile’s, today – a Piel del Sapo – also known a...

Roasted Chicken Provençal

Last week when we were in Rochester, our friend, Ann, made Roasted Chicken Provençal for ...

Piadina

It seems that most cultures have a flatbread of sorts. I thought the Italian versions were...

The End of Week Three

We’ve been at this for three weeks, now – and are finally seeing some results!...