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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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