It makes an easy and pretty summer lunch or light dinner. Serve the tart with crispy green salad and some rosé (or the wine of your own choice).
I probably have never gone so long without posting. But it seems an unfortunate habit for me to pick up some nasty flu virus when the flu season is already over and everybody else but me enjoys outdoors, warm weather… Continue reading →
These are very Italian cupcakes. The list of the ingredients speaks for this well. There are fresh ricotta cheese and cornmeal, ground pine nuts and Italian prune-plums. The upside-down idea is not an exclusive American invention either. Italians have been… Continue reading →
These are very flavorful and quite impressive appetizers. They certainly catch the eyes with their bright colors. The topping of roasted peppers with added orange zest and mint provide a nice contrast to hot from the oven, crispy and spicy… Continue reading →
I’m totally in love with Italian sweets. I think there’s more style and elegance in their simplicity than in multi-layered pompous gâteaux. And the flavors of Italian dolce have a tendency to far exceed our expectations. This cake is a… Continue reading →
The recipe for this bright yellow, zest studded cake is from my newest bargain, “Dolce Italiano” by Gina De Palma. The texture of the cake, due to a good amount of extra virgin olive oil and cornmeal, is soft and… Continue reading →
This is an example of simple country food. And you probably have all ingredients in your pantry. A crunch of the cornmeal ties so nicely with a crunch of seeds in the dry figs. This is Carol Field’s recipe.
Don’t be afraid to use sage in the sweet bread. The flavor is very interesting and subtle.