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Extra Virgin: In Praise of Second Acts

When we moved, we switched cable providers and I found the joys of Cooking Channel. Those who fear for the future of food while watching Food Network, must fall into apoplectic fits while viewing Cooking Channel. 748 more words

Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi

I love Gnocchi and when I saw this recipe being prepared on Cooking Channel’s Extra Virgin, by actress Debi Mazar and her husband, talented Italian chef Gabriele Corcos, I went out immediately bought the ingredients and made it for Mom and Spence.   549 more words


Falling for Pumpkin

Yellow, red and orange the colors of fall that dangle in clusters from trees reminding us that winter is approaching. Gardens are no longer bursting with vegetables however large round orange pumpkins dot the fallow fields. 338 more words

What are Olives? Amazing health benefits of Olive Oil.

Olive oil is a fat obtained from the olive , a traditional tree crop of the Mediterranean Basin. The oil is produced by pressing whole olives and is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and soaps, and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps. 679 more words

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Greek Orecchiette

One of the things I love about pasta is that you can make a pasta dish out of pretty much any other dish’s ingredients.  This is a common set of Mediterranean ingredients that began as salad and turned into pizza, calzones, roasted chicken toppings and more.   313 more words


Extra virgin?

Right – so what exactly does ‘extra virgin’ mean (in the context of olive oil??)

The staff in Ask have it written on their T shirts – so the 10 year old thought it was a suitable question for the lunch table today. 16 more words