Category Archives: Italian

Orecchiette with Lacinato kale. 4/23/20

Today we were taking a culinary trip down memory lane. On October 29, 2011, John and I had lunch in Bari, Italy at Giampaolo. This has become a favorite city and favorite restaurant of our family over the years since. … Continue reading

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Whole grain penne with asparagus. 4/16/20

We had penne with asparagus for dinner on Thursday and, boy, was it good! Here is a tip to make preparation super easy. While your salted pasta water is coming up to a boil, snap the ends off the asparagus … Continue reading

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🥬 Penne puttanesca 4/7/20

Puttanesca sauce saved in the freezer from around three weeks ago made for an easy vegan dinner paired with whole grain penne and a tossed salad.

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🥬 Agnolini en brodo. 3/30/20

For some unknown reason I did not get around to writing a post yesterday. It is not like I don’t have a ton of time given that we are locked down. Ah, I remember! Yesterday we cleaned and disinfected the … Continue reading

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🥬 Spaghetti alla puttanesca 3/12/20

Spaghetti alla puttanesca or spaghetti in the style of the prostitute is from the Campania region of Italy. The biggest city in the region is Naples, home to pizza, and a place which we were planning to visit towards the … Continue reading

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🥬 Orecchiette with broccolini. 3/9/20

Orecchiette with broccolini is the first of our lament dinners to Italy and our trip which should have started on 3/10/20. Being in the higher risk pool for the coronavirus John and I are spending a lot of time sitting … Continue reading

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🐓 Chicken cacciatore. 2/6/20

Chicken cacciatore means chicken “hunter style.” The chicken is usually braised with onions, herbs, tomatoes, and bell peppers. The other day I bought a rotisserie chicken at Costco so the chicken part was already cooked and we just heated it up in … Continue reading

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🐖 OMG! Soup again! Pasta fagioli. 1/14/20

Tonight’s soup is pasta fagioli. I must admit that the whole make soups so that John has leftovers to eat while I am away is not going too well. We are supposed to be eating no more than half the … Continue reading

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Diet disaster! 11/11/19

NOTE: I will not be cooking for the next couple of weeks but will post when I come across some food related item of interest. We had a plan. It was a good plan. It involved poaching shrimp, cooking up … Continue reading

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🥬 Spaghetti with olives and capers in tomato sauce. 11/4/19

Here is another vegetarian/vegan (if you leave off the parmesan cheese) dinner entree. I think we have a total of four vegetarian, two pescatarian, and one omnivore (chicken) dinner this week.  Tonight’s dinner is a real pantry type dinner where … Continue reading

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