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Olive and Orange Salad

The weather for the past few weeks has been a real roller-coaster ride. Just when I thought that we were going to be seeing an early spring, with temperatures reaching […]

A Quartet of Tastes

The spring equinox is next Wednesday, but it feels as if we’re in late April instead of mid-March, due to the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing lately here in […]

Friday Snapshot

Spaghetti alla puttanesca Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. This version uses salt-packed anchovies instead of the usual olive-oil packed variety. Soak anchovies in 1/2 cup […]

Artichokes 1

Braised baby artichokes with cherry tomatoes and Moroccan olives Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. Credit goes to Michael at Herbivoracious for the idea. You can […]

Spanish Mackerel

Spanish mackerel escab├Ęche, chickweed salad and black olive relish Click here to view a high-resolution version of this picture. According to Wikipedia, an escab├Ęche refers to a dish common in […]

Recent Meals

I haven’t been posting lately because there hasn’t been much to post about. Sorry. A piece of broiled fish, a bowl of steamed rice and a plate of salad is […]

In the Style of Toscana

Stufato di verdure alla Toscana Click here for a closeup of this picture. Stufato di verdure is a northern Italian vegetable stew common to Tuscany. This version was served with […]