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An easy full-flavored side and salad

Here is an easy side or salad dish with lots of flavor. Start with a small peeled eggplant and cut in half lengthwise then cut into 1/4 inch thick half moon slices. In a large sauté pan, pour just enough light olive oil to coat the base of the pan and saute the slice…

Colomba di Pasqua

The Colomba is sweet bread similar to panettone but it is shaped like a dove and made during Easter all over Italy, most of it commercially these days. This bread, along with many others, was prepared on Good Friday and Holy Saturday, and eaten during Easter week.   …

Crumbs Matter

This might seem silly to some but I am going to ask the question anyway. Are you using inferior breadcrumbs in your cooking? Just think of the many ways you cook with them, or maybe you don’t. I can’t imagine not having breadcrumbs around but I’m not tal…

Cooking With Wine Tips

What do you do with those open bottle of wine left in your refrigerator? Air is the enemy of wine so it is best to use an aerater to remove as much air as possible. These are available in kitchenware and wine shops. Here are 10 ways to use leftover wine.Use white wine for…

When Life Hands You Meyer Lemons…Preserve Them!

When Meyer lemons appear in the markets, it is like Christmas. Available only for a short season in the winter, this cross between a lemon and an orange is sweet and full of juice with a soft skin. Smaller than regular lemons and more expensive too, their flavor cannot be…

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