Category Archives: Cooking

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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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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Summer Pasta

Pasta is the world’s best dish. It is so wonderful to whip up a tasty dinner in the time it takes to boil water and cook pasta. My tomato plants have given me a couple of ripe tomatoes (with many … Continue reading

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First Tomato

The other day we found a this cute little red tomato on one of my tomato plants all ready to eat! My three tomato plants have been growing very quickly (one is taller than me!) and there are some little … Continue reading

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Spanish Tortilla

I have to admit it took my a while to catch on to this Spanish staple, the tortilla. Spaniards love this dish. You see it in every bar in Spain and in every household. It seems like they never tire … Continue reading

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When Luis Cooks

When left to his own devices Luis can be pretty creative in the kitchen. Yesterday for lunch, after a couple of e-mails asking me how its done, Luis made his pasta alla carbonara, Spanish style. There was no pancetta or … Continue reading

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