How to Dress a Salad: Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Parmigiano-Reggiano DOP This salad makes the most of the truly special flavors of good olive oil and balsamic vinegar, perfectly paired with DOP Parmiggiano Reggiano. Here’s how to dress a salad: 1 clove Continue reading How to Dress a Salad: Mixed Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

The Feasts of March: Festa della San Giuseppe

March is a month of change and hope, hope and change. Whether we’re talking about the weather (“in like a lion, out like a lamb”), the Ides of March (a turning point in Italian history), St. Patrick’s Day (ridding the Continue reading The Feasts of March: Festa della San Giuseppe

Pistacchio Ricotta Cream Puffs for Valentine’s Day

Pistacchio Ricotta Cream Puffs This  is a recipe crafted by necessity. The filling is magical in Cannoli, but we had no Cannoli Shells, and no time to make them. These mini pastry shells are available in in the freezer aisle at the Continue reading Pistacchio Ricotta Cream Puffs for Valentine’s Day

Colatura di Alici: A burst of Umani Excitement over Anchovies

It could be said that anchovies are polarizing – in a love them or hate them gastronomic way. Yet, anchovies and anchovy sauce are all the rage. National “news” publications: The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Wall Continue reading Colatura di Alici: A burst of Umani Excitement over Anchovies

Hearty and Healthy Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables

  This can be served warm as a side dish or cooler as a salad. This makes a large family or party sized dish. With the nutty grain and addition of fruit (raisins) this dish brings forth Sicilian style, making Continue reading Hearty and Healthy Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Agrumato Orange

Perfect for late summer, grab some Brussels Sprouts and marry them with the flavors of orange and cranberry! This is not a conventional recipe, with exact measurements and precise weights. This is a taste-and-adjust recipe.

Spring Inspiration: Agrumato Lemon & Herbs

Fabulous food blogger Adri Barr Crocetti took Agrumato Lemon & Herbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a test drive. “…because the olives are pressed simultaneously with the lemons the oil exhibits a remarkable harmony of flavor…” She packs recipe ideas Continue reading Spring Inspiration: Agrumato Lemon & Herbs

Cappuccino’s Pasta Salad

Some time ago, there was a small café in Newport, RI, called Cappuccino’s. It seemed that I enjoyed their pasta salad for days on end and eventually deconstructed it to develop a similar recipe. This has become a summertime favorite Continue reading Cappuccino’s Pasta Salad