Category Archives: Pasta

Spaghetti with meat sauce. 12/11/18

Having eaten Italian food for three weeks in December I took a little break from it after we got home. Now I think enough time has passed to start making it again. The sauce I make is based on ground … Continue reading

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Fast and easy Vegan/Vegetarian

Chickpea stew with ditalini and greens is our go-to vegan/vegetarian dish. It is easy and is made from staples you have in your pantry and fridge. It’s fast (you can make it in half an hour) plus filling and delicious. … Continue reading

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Christmas dining. 12/25/18

Our son and his wife arrived and met us in Florence. We are celebrating Christmas here. Unfortunately we could not procure our usual Christmas bagels and lox so we settled for Italian panattone. There is a bakery downstairs from the … Continue reading

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Lunches only. 12/19/18

For the last few days we have been making lunch our main meal. On the day we drove from Orvieto to Lucca we stopped in the little town of Reggello to visit the Masaccio Museum. After we had Sunday lunch … Continue reading

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Humble Offerings. 12/14/18

Tonight we go out to a simple wine bar in the neighborhood near our hotel in Orvieto. Our first thought is to have a little antipasti and a glass of wine but the appetizer is so good we decide to … Continue reading

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Birthday Celebration! 12/8/18

Every year I celebrate my birthday with my friend who has a birthday the day after mine. We have been doing this for many years, probably more years than most of my readers have been alive! It is a fun … Continue reading

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Simply spaghetti. 12/1/18

Last night we opened a jar of Bertolli tomato sauce and cooked up some thick spaghetti. I usually make my own sauces but we got a late start on supper so it was the jar for us. I am not … Continue reading

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