Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Outdoor Market in Ivrea, Italy and an Apricot-Nectarine Cobbler with Two Kinds of Cherries

Do you remember your first farmer’s market trip? I may be a bit green to recall the resurgence of outdoor markets, greenmarkets, and farmer’s markets in the past couple decades, but I can profess that farmer’s markets have been one … Continue reading

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New Potatoes, Peas, and Peppercress Salad

We planted our peas in February and counted every milestone we could invent: First sprout poking through the ground. The number of peas shoots that made it past the onslaught of slugs and snails in the first two weeks. The … Continue reading

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Homemade Cherry Preserves

I may have mentioned before that we really like cherries over here. The guys that I usually purchase cherries from at the Alemany Farmer’s market said that they will linger around only one or two more weeks at best. I … Continue reading

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Focaccia to Dream About

There are a lot of focaccia recipes floating around out there and many of them are pretty good. Others, are not so great. Some are just glorified pizza doughs overladen with toppings and others are drenched in oil…vegetable oil! Yuck. … Continue reading

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What to Make with Your Herb Garden: Lemon Verbena Green Tea and a Fava, Pea, Artichoke Salad with Parsley and Thyme

Alright, this post is a two-fer, food and drink. One of my favorite things about having a garden again is having fresh herbs. I believe for two bucks you can get three sprigs of organic cilantro at Trader Joe’s or … Continue reading

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Food of love…Israeli Couscous with Carrots, Moroccan Olives, and Preserved Lemon

Last weekend we had a bridal shower for my sister. I had some help making the food and I was off the hook for drinks, but I a little problem. I had to transport food for about twenty-five people over … Continue reading

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Homecoming: Garden Salad with (very) New Potatoes

We just returned from a very special trip to visit very family in Piemonte, Italy that just happened to be prefaced with a quick tour of Z├╝rich and Basel and ended with a week on an island in Croatia. Though … Continue reading

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