Author Archives: breecrocetti

First Sign of Life From My Summer Garden: Zucchini Blossoms

A few days ago I spotted these beautiful blossoms emerging from my zucchini plants. After some online research, I learned that these are the “male” blossoms, and do not have a zucchine at the base. The “female” blossoms will have … Continue reading

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A Sicilian in the Kitchen

Luis’ friend Veronica generously came over and prepared the Sicilian classic, Pasta alla Norma for us in our kitchen. She is from Catania, Sicily, and learned this dish by watching her mother cook it numerous times. My memories of Catania … Continue reading

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St. Paddy’s Quilt

Here is my latest quilt creation I will call my St. Paddy’s Day Quilt. My fave fabric store Sew Modern had a sale on St. Patrick’s Day with all green fabric 20% off. I have been wanting to make this … Continue reading

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My New Favorite Pizza

This pizza is a combination of ideas and tricks. The initial inspiration is from Nancy Silverton’s Mozza cookbook. I made her delicious pizza with sausage, scallions and whipped cream (yes, whipped cream. It melts and creates a nice creamy sauce). … Continue reading

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First Big Quilt Finished!

I started this quilt back in December. I used a design from the book Block Party. I made 25 12″x12″ blocks. The blocks are strips of patterned fabric with the grey used as the backround. This modern style of quilting … Continue reading

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Bottega Louie

How pretty are those macaroons? That is the first thing you notice when walking into the giant restaurant/bar/cafe/bakery that is Bottega Louie in downtown Los Angeles. I have been reading about this place for a long time, and finally had … Continue reading

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Latest Baby Quilt

Here is the latest baby quilt I made for my friend’s baby, due in March. It is a girl, and I thought this group of fabrics were feminine and a little more sophisticated than your typical baby prints. I think … Continue reading

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