Category Archives: Look n’ Cook

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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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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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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Easter Cake

This Easter I wanted to do a special Easter cake, decorated with piping, which I have not done in years. When we were little, my mom would decorate our birthday cakes this way, creating a professional looking cake for us. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Pink Sauce

I have been making this pink sauce for years. It was one of the first dishes I could make with ease without using a recipe. It is rich, creamy and sweet, and one of my favorite “comfort meals.” While the … Continue reading

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Cooking with Gwyneth

After being inspired by one of the latest stupid reality shows, Extreme Couponing, I started to actually read the supermarket adds in my Sunday paper looking for deals. My eye went straight to a Ralphs ad: Barilla pasta on sale … Continue reading

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