Monthly Archives: March 2014

Spinach with Garlic and Lemon

My CSA share from La Nay Ferme has resumed after a winter hiatus. It is great to have fresh organic greens again, particularly their sweet spinach. This is a simple recipe and may be familiar to many readers. I prefer … Continue reading

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Sautéed Rutabagas and Turnips with Onions and Bacon

I am posting a few easy vegetable dishes this week. Rutabagas and turnips when combined with onions and bacon become very sweet as they cook. It is a nice side dish with a roast for a weekend or holiday meal. … Continue reading

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Grilled Artichokes with Salmoriglio Sauce

Easter is coming up shortly. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I always make stuffed artichokes for Easter to accompany the lamb, but I also make a pan of grilled artichokes, too, that we serve with salmoriglio. Salmoriglio is … Continue reading

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Blackberry Jam-filled Muffins

A few months ago I came across a recipe for jam muffins on the blog 66squarefeet. I had never tried filling muffins with jam in place of fresh fruit, but it was very good. I adapted the original recipe by … Continue reading

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Macaroni with Broccoli Rabe and Italian Sausage

I was at the grocery store today and came across a large and beautifully fresh bunch of broccoli rabe (also known as rapini). I don’t find it in the stores very often here. We grow it in the garden in … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Meatballs and Sauce

My mother makes wonderful meatballs. She has just the right touch and I haven’t found any that taste better than hers. I know every Italian thinks their mom makes the best meatballs; this is our family’s version. We called pasta … Continue reading

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