Pane di Chiavari (Olive bread)

This week has been a particularly nasty winter week so I thought it would be a good time to follow through on one of Cheryl’s recent kitchen requests: bake some bread. While looking at my favorite bread cookbook, Carol Field’s Italian Baker, I came across a pretty low maintenance recipe for an olive bread, PaneContinue reading “Pane di Chiavari (Olive bread)”

Baking some Italian Bread: Pane di Como

My mom is always sending me recipes she’s tried.  I’ll suddenly get an envelope in the mail from her and inside will be a recipe clipped from a newspaper or magazine.  Every now and then though a larger package will arrive in which I’ll find a cookbook she saw or found.  This week, one ofContinue reading “Baking some Italian Bread: Pane di Como”

Red Pepper and Artichoke Pizza

As you may have read, we were away last weekend so the fridge was a little bare when we returned Monday.  Normally I do the shopping on Mondays but this week has been crazy with real estate work (I can hear some faint cries of  “about time you did some work”).  I’ve got a coupleContinue reading “Red Pepper and Artichoke Pizza”

Quick Weeknight Dinner – Farro with Mushrooms and Peas

One ingredient I like to keep in the cupboard is farro.  It is one of the oldest grains in the world and was a staple of the Roman diet.  It’s a grain which has low gluten levels but is also a good source of fiber and protein, so it’s healthy for you too.  And versatile! Continue reading “Quick Weeknight Dinner – Farro with Mushrooms and Peas”

The Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe!

Every Thanksgiving the one thing I look forward to most is the stuffing.  I really could care less about the turkey.  For me that is the vessel by which you cook the stuffing. This is the stuffing my Grandmother (on my father’s side) made and we used to have it every year.  It was oneContinue reading “The Best Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe!”