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orecchiette con baccala e carciofi

I’m kind of obsessed with this month’s issue of La Cucina Italiana. There are always lots of recipes I’m excited to try but this month there was even more than usual. One of the things I like about this recipe is that it’s really quick and easy – once you get over your fear of […]

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Harbour Island - beach and vegetation

Sometimes you just need to escape. The why can change. It could be because you live in Massachusetts and there’s seven feet of snow outside your door. Or you could simply be tired of the lemons life has been sending your way. If you’re like me you very dutifully make the best darn lemonade possible […]

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al garghet - stemwear

Since we are quickly approaching Valentine’s Day, I can’t help but think of Al Garghet. As far as I am concerned it could be the most romantic restaurant in Milan (if I find something that competes you’ll be the first to know). Located on the rural outskirts of the city just getting there is the […]

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butter lobster roll - panino con aragosta

versione in italiano sotto My idea of a romantic Valentine’s day is a candle light dinner at home (because I don’t set out 20 tea lights every night). Plus me well shaved (cause that doesn’t always happen either) and wearing something provocative for dessert. Me singing Beyonce in my head, “I’m in my penthouse half-naked […]

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food and love - share your stories

Would you like to share your story of Food and Love on the blog? If so please send me an email with your well written and edited personal essay submission of approximately 1,000 words (or proposal). Since I decided to google “guest post” most websites suggest I set some guidelines on how this should be […]

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Salted cod and potatoes - plate from above

This is my mother in law’s (aka my Italian mother as she prefers I call her) recipe for “Baccalà al verde con patate“. From the research I’ve done online there are a gazillion ways to make this dish. It’s actually even less consistent than almost all of the Italian recipes I’ve seen. With that said […]

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winter produce - greens and citrus

I’m learning to like winter. In my perpetual attempt to see the glass half full, I’ve come to appreciate the rainy days as an opportunity to lie in bed and read a book.  The cold is an excuse to cuddle up next to the hubby with no fear he’s going to start complaining he’s hot. […]

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c'era una volta una piada - una piadina

So I’m all about eating well. I do not believe in sacrificing quality just to have a budget meal. After all as my dad says “cheap thing ain’ good and good thing ain’ cheap”. Except every so often, someone or something comes around to break the rules. The following restaurants have come up with winning […]

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Trinidadian Browning - caramello scuro caraibico - finished

Browning sauce is the secret ingredient in Caribbean cooking. It’s the unknown something that adds depth and richness in dishes from stew beef to black cake. Making it is simple. All you need is two ingredients, sugar and water. Plus two utensils a good heavy (stainless steel) pot and a wooden spoon. The important thing […]

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Trinidadian Black Cake - Cupcakes - 2

(versione in italiano sotto) This is the recipe for black cake, a traditional Caribbean cake for Christmas and weddings. It’s a perfect homemade holiday gift because it can be made in advance and stored at room temperature for days if not years. Just keep on adding rum from time to time as a natural preservative […]

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