I ate these amazing fried leeks at the Boathouse in Chattanooga and the nice waitress revealed they were fried in half olive oil and half peanut oil. They said they used rice flour to make gluten free.I used 100% olive oil as I am somewhat of a fanatic. When you live in southern Italy for… Continue reading Amazing Light and Gluten Free Kale – leeks – batter fried in Olive Oil!
The only way is the BEST way in Italy I found out after making the best pumpkin pie in my life! Roast about 2 pounds of fresh pumpkin wedges to get 2 cups of puree …then add 2 large beaten eggs, 1/4 cup light cream or milk, 3/4 cup sugar, tbsp of flour, 1 tsp… Continue reading Best Ever Fresh Roasted Pumpkin Pie – No Evaporated Milk – Zero kilometer – we say that in Italy when its local
Fresh Beet Pasta- so pretty and so tasty and healthy too! Don your gloves for the beets unless you want bright red hands. Cooking the fresh beets in the microwave make it easy to peel and cood with the fuss. Ingredients: 1 fresh beet – or you can use canned – need 1/3 cup 2… Continue reading Easy Fresh Beet Pasta
VIDEO: How to trim artichokes Roman style Am I crazy to try artichokes since 100% of commercially grown come from California where I am from? If they grew in louisiana in the 1800’s I would think they can grow here… 1500s – In the 16th century, Catherine de Medici (1519-1589), married to King Henry II… Continue reading All About Artichokes- even though the season is ending now…but I haven’t eaten one this year!
So everyone wants to eat lighter around here so came up with this light version of pumpkin sauce using cottage cheese instead of cream and going for lots of pumpkin, galic, sage flavor. Skinny Pumpkin Sage Sauce 5 ingredients only! 1-cup pumpkin pure – I prefer freshly roasted but canned is ok too 2 tbsp.… Continue reading Butternut Squash Artisan Pasta with 5 Ingredient Skinny Pumpkin Sage Sauce
These are so delicious with the smoky flavor you get from the fire. They are best when you put them directly on the grill to be scorched by the fire but you can do it the easy way by cooking in the oven on broil. My Italian family does it directly on the gas flame on… Continue reading Best Fire Roasted Bell Peppers that don’t even compare to the bottled kind!
Big Batch Basic Italian Tomato Sauce – some now – more for tomorrow for about 6 pasta dinners for 6 people or more! This is the recipe I use when fresh tomatoes are not in season. Make sure to use a good quality canned tomato like San Marzano tomatoes. Mutti is the preferred italian brand… Continue reading Big Batch Basic and Fast Italian Tomato Sauce