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Zucchini Salad

Well gee, I didn’t know this was a thing.  Zucchini ribbons tossed with olive oil and other goodies, in a salad.  La Traviata in Austin, you taught me something. 89 more words


Bigoi in Salsa

One of the most frugal dishes that you may encounter in Veneto. This was my father’s favourite for a long time, again it was a very cheap dish and almost every family had a “ 236 more words


Risotin col formajo

Having my roots in Veneto, I grew up more with rice than with pasta…. which often makes people think, that I am not Italian at all… but this is not the case…. 227 more words


Simple Chopped Salad

I don’t know about where you are but here it’s boiling and this salad is about all we fancy in this heat. No slaving over a hot stove, throw a few things in a bowl and eat, it’s about all I can manage right now. 334 more words


Garlic Tapenade for Tapas

Yield: Approximately 1-1/2 cups of tapenade


  • 1/2 head of elephant garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped (approximately 1/2 cup of chopped garlic)
  • 1 whole dried Sicilian red pepper, torn into flake-sized pieces…
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Spinach and mushroom quesadillas

It’s June and the hot weather has definitely arrived! Time for some light lunches, like this quesadilla. It’s quick, easy and satisfying. I enjoyed this on my roof terrace under a HUGE parasol because otherwise I would have melted! 225 more words


A soup coming from the past...

The talented cook that my grandmother was, had two very significant, what we would call today, signature dishes; a “beans and pasta soup” and “risotto con le cicche”. 524 more words