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Tomato Season 2

Later in the week I want to do a two or three-course dinner featuring tomatoes. Oh, there’ll be other ingredients in the mix but tomatoes will be the main player […]

Confit 2

More like a quick confit like the last time. I had gotten a batch of grape tomatoes from Citarella the other day, in addition to some heirloom plum tomatoes. Serve […]

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 […]

Afternoon Snack

Sorry I haven’t been posting much — been busy at work these past two weeks. Corn and tomato sauté, ricotta bruschetta Click here to view a large-size version of the […]

Rice and Beans

Well, not exactly. 😉 Fava bean and summer squash risotto with cow’s milk ricotta cheese and basil A larger version of the pic is here.

La Cuisine du Marché

With the exception of the shrimp and some pantry staples, every ingredient in tonight’s dinner was bought from local farmers’ markets. Even the white wine vinegar in the salad dressing. […]

Seafood 1

Dinner Saturday night — Fettucine with fresh clams, wild arugula, green garlic and herbs I should add that the clams were likely caught either Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, courtesy […]

Omelette au fromage blanc et herbes

Fromage blanc and chive omelette Roasted root vegetables (LaRatte fingerlings, red and white carrots tossed in olive oil and sea salt, then roasted at 375 F for 30 minutes) Sliced […]