Preserving For Winter

I preserved these multi colored tomatoes. They were given to me by Susan & Jim at Miss Scarlett’s Blue Ribbon Farm in Yarmouth Port. They grew fifty-four varieties. In the small jars is the recipe from Mary ann Esposito, dehydrated tomatoes. Check out her blog in previous entry.

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Summer Entertaining

SUMMER ENTERTAINING al Fresco by John F. Carafoli Photos by Mark Willard, styled by John Carafoli MENUBagnat (Cooked Salsa Verde)  Mussels Mixed Green Salad, with a simple dressing of chopped fresh herbs with oil & vinegar Escabeche Striped Bass with Jasmine Rice Summer Berry Pudding with Rose Geranium Cream Summer on Cape […]

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What is Italian Food vs. American Italian?

I am an American Italian, but feel I am more Italian. My grandparents and two aunts Mary and Alfonsina came from the old country, North of Bologna a small town called Renazzo in the Province of Farrara. They settled in Sagamore. My father, mother and I lived with my grandparents […]

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Going Back to My Roots

GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS Connecting Cape Cod to Italy Story and photos by John F. Carafoli After years of hard work and much frustration, I was granted an Italian citizenship. During the process people asked, “But why do you want it?” My answer? Who would not want dual citizenship […]

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John’s Orchard

These were the cherries harvested this year. I put them in a beautiful jar with sugar and vodka and will serve it at Christmas time as a liquor.                      

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Linguini & Clam Sauce

FRESH WHITE CLAM (QUAHOG) SAUCE 3 pounds (about 13) quahog ¼ teaspoon fresh thyme Fresh ground pepper ¾ to 1 cup dry white wine Fresh pasta like linguini or one pound dried Parmesan cheese (optional) Wash and scrub the quahogs and the cherrystone clams. Put the quahogs in a large […]

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Dinner on Maple Street

This is my Roasted layered Halibut with sliced potatoes and onions on the bottom, fennel, garden tomatoes, sliced lemons splashed with a little white wine.

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