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The Italian Pantry: Pignoli (Pine Nuts)

Pignoli are pine nuts. These are one of the lesser-known items in the Italian pantry. They come from the cones of a pine tree that grows in the Mediterranean. 156 more words


Wild Garlic Pesto

I am a garlic fiend; I love it in abundant quantities whenever possible. I am currently attempting a homegrown batch that I planted back in November. 633 more words



A fabulous flavour of Greece or so the Women’s Weekly said in it’s Let’s Go Greek supplement back in 1992.  Don’t think anyone would disagree with that statement.  22 more words

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Pasta con le sarde - Pasta with sardines

Pasta with sardines (pasta con le sarde) is one of the typical pasta dishes of Palermo and other Sicilian coastal cities. It’s made of ingredients that you can find in lots and lots of Sicilian dishes: Corinth raisins, pine nuts, toasted breadcrumbs and fresh fish. 506 more words


Vegan penne and asparagus with pine nuts. 5/5/18

I have to congratulate myself on using up all the asparagus I bought at $2.47/lb. First we had it as a side with salmon and then again with the lamb kabobs. 195 more words


The real carpaccio

Jef and Tim, our guests, love to eat. The original carpaccio is one of their requests. We prefer a version with tuna. Thinly sliced beef of good quality is easy to find in our region. 58 more words


Chocolate & Orange Torta Della Nonna

I love an excuse to bake something a little bit special so when I invited some friends over for dinner last weekend I had a good rummage through the recipe books and hundreds of magazine cuttings I’ve saved to look for some inspiration. 587 more words