When the Stars make you drool like … John’s Hearty Pasta Fazool that’s… Amore
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When the Stars make you drool like … John’s Hearty Pasta Fazool that’s… Amore

Heart Throb… How many hearts did you break? How many songs did it take? VALENTINE IT’S YOU!  How many times, no clue— How many promises to be true? “Don’t be a fool, eat pasta fazool.”  In the mood to brood? Change your attitude… With  John’s  Hearty comfort food.  JOHN’S “HEARTY” PASTA FAZOOL INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons butter, divided … Continue reading

Roasted Oyster Mushrooms and Gnocchi Pearls
Delectable / Pasta / Pasta and Grains / Roasted / Vegetables

Roasted Oyster Mushrooms and Gnocchi Pearls

In ancient China oyster mushrooms were sent as a gift to friends and family. The jewelry maker in me couldn’t resist adding the pearls… The graceful appearance of the bloom of the oyster mushroom hooked me at the Green City Farmer’s Market. I wondered if I could roast them to keep the whole mushroom together? … Continue reading

Italian Frittata Wears Spring Green
Breakfast / Eggs / Pasta and Grains / Vegetables / Vegetarian

Italian Frittata Wears Spring Green

Fat Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, St. Joseph’s Table, and Spring right behind,.. March is a merry month! Take a break and have a friend over for an Italian Frittata. First cousin of the Tortilla Espanola, and French Omelet. All things are one. Tchuang-Tzu The palate of ingredients used in a frittata is unlimited, use what’s … Continue reading

Super Bowl Avocado Cream Chili Pot Pie
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Super Bowl Avocado Cream Chili Pot Pie

Nancy and John had a Chili and Cornbread Cook-Off. There were three categories, Chili, Vegetarian Chili, and Cornbread. What an aromatic… and filling. Fun and easy! After 4pm people started arriving with grins, boxes, pots, slow-cookers, beer, wine, and kids. A serious competition. This group is serious about their Chili. Pierre, The 2010 Rib Throwdown … Continue reading

Cranberry Savories… Artichoke. Anchovy. Italian Giardiniera. Parmesan…NOSH.
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Cranberry Savories… Artichoke. Anchovy. Italian Giardiniera. Parmesan…NOSH.

Savory is about flavor and bouquet. Relish and chew. Subtle and soulful, pungent with zip. One savory recipe with delicate silky artichoke and essence of Parmesan, the other with salty anchovy and piquant Italian Giardiniera. Both with a touch of sweet-tart, dried cranberry tang. Voila! A Holiday Nosh. The dough is Mama Mic’s Magic Dough … Continue reading

Wolf At The Window With Long Johns And Cinnamon Balls
Breads / Breads Sweet and Savory / Desserts / Pastry and Pies / Writing

Wolf At The Window With Long Johns And Cinnamon Balls

This week a wolf appeared in my dreams with a bag of dough. According to the American Indian Medicine Cards: the discovery of power through the ways of animals by Jamie Sams and David Carson­­— the wolf appears to empower the teacher within us to share our knowledge with others. Mama Mic’s Magic Dough included … Continue reading