Monthly Archives: February 2012

Gnocchi and meatballs

The other weekend I had a guest over for the weekend, a red haired, little gourmand that happily ate everything I cooked for her. She had eggplants and tofu pasta and pork rolls stuffed with apples and prunes and apparently loved it … Continue reading

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Charcuterie plate

Today I’m giving you a non recipe. This is just a platter of somewhat artistically arranged stuff. But for the same plate you can get charged about between $10 and $20 in any restaurant. And that is for a plate … Continue reading

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Olive stuffed Cornish hen

What do you do when you have a lot of leftover pumpernickel bread? You use it for stuffing! And since the bread in question is quite tasty, you need to pair it with rather bold flavors. So I choose to … Continue reading

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A hearty sandwich

The other day we were watching our favorite travel channel TV show: Bizarre Foods. We love Andrew Zimmern’s humor and  enjoy watching him explore curious food. Anyway, on that episode he showed culinary students how to cook heart. Everyone then … Continue reading

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Simple spicy pasta

Recently I have received a sample of all products from Ariosto seasoning. Ariosto is an Italian brand which produces different kind of seasonings.  As most Italians I was familiar with those for roasted potatoes, grilled fish and roasted meat, but I didn’t … Continue reading

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