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The Better Easy Orzo Side

The Better Easy Orzo Side

While I know there are a lot of people who subscribe to the motto “bacon makes everything better”, in Italy, one doesn’t see bacon at the grocery store or at the butcher shop. Italians don’t use bacon but pancetta. Pancetta is normally sold cubed or sliced […]

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 […]

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pecans and Cranberries

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pecans and Cranberries

Hello spring! I’ve been so looking forward to you! I’m sick of winter. Let’s be honest, I was sick of winter after the second day it was -10ºC in a row, let alone after a week of cold temperatures. Last year, I said goodbye to winter […]

Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

  Pete loves cycling. He had finished a 115 km bike ride. It was day one completed of the two-day (230 km) Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer. Besides being tired, he was in the mood for some carbo-loading pasta for dinner. Since it had been what […]

Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower

Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower

I love cauliflower. Even though people have been eating it since 6 BC, it seems like all of a sudden it has become super popular this year. I don’t know if it’s because people started to eat it as a gluten-free option (cauliflower can be used […]

Tortino di Michele (a recipe from Osteria dal Capo)

Tortino di Michele (a recipe from Osteria dal Capo)

  Back in the summer, Pete and I were lucky enough to have dinner at Osteria dal Capo one evening when we were in Padova. We had a wonderful dinner and both the meal and service were lovely. At the end of the evening, we chatted […]