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Category: Sides

Spiced Melon Mint Soup

Spiced Melon Mint Soup

In the summer time when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky….sorry just singing a little Mungo Jerry. You can make this soup, in the time it takes you to listen to that song. (Okay, maybe a little longer, […]

Cherry Blue Flank Salad

Cherry Blue Flank Salad

Hot summer nights may be good for sitting outside, cool drinks, staying up late and summer loving, but one thing they are not good for is cooking in the kitchen! When it’s hot, most people don’t want to crank up the oven or stand over […]

Fresh and Easy Zucchini Basil Soup

Fresh and Easy Zucchini Basil Soup

Zucchini! I am always amazed at how many zucchinis one plant seems to produce! I love to plant zucchini in the garden in Italy, but sometimes my challenge seems to be what to do with it all! If you’re like me, you’ll like the upcoming August […]

Greek Veggie Salad

Greek Veggie Salad

Since the last few posts have included Boozy Fudge and Adult Ice Cream Sodas, I thought I should be a little healthier for this post and prepare a salad. After all, barbecue and summer party season is upon us. When the weather is nice, no […]

Italian Spring Salad

Italian Spring Salad

I love springtime in Italy! Everything is so beautiful and green. I love to get my planting done so that we’ll have beautiful flowers and vegetables in the summer. (After all, there is nothing better than fresh off-the-vine tomatoes!) While the flowers may be in […]

AB²C Salad

AB²C Salad

Everyone is looking to increase the veggies they consume, but sometimes we fall into the same rut. Steamed asparagus, steamed broccoli – same old, same old. Salads are a great way to get more vegetables into your meals, but sometimes get boring. After spending some time in southeast […]

Tuscan White Beans (a recipe from Dario Cecchini)

Tuscan White Beans (a recipe from Dario Cecchini)

Going to Dario Cecchini’s in Panzano in Chianti is always fun. While getting there may cause a little dizziness as you navigate the switchbacks that climb up and down the hills in the Chianti area, once you get there, the only dizziness you may feel […]