Buon Pasqua on Maple Street

An unusual Easter dinner. I cooked a mini Bolito Misto. Boiled chicken for the broth and meat. First course a matzo ball soup. Second course was the chicken, cotechino served with whipped potato, lentils, sautéed cicoria in garlic and olive oil and accompanied with condiments of my homemade mostada, salsa […]

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The Zampone Project

I left for Italy for a month, October/November to study Italian and do research on the Zampone dating back to the 15 century in Modena. Before I left I pitched the article to Darra Goldstein editor Gastronomica. She said, “Do it!” I did but it took me five months! I […]

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Bagnet (Salsa Verde)

I use this as a appetizer on toast points. It can also be used tossed into fresh pasta. Bagnet or Salsa Verde I am not sure how this Salsa Verde (green sauce) got its name Bagnet. It could come from what I wrote about in an earlier issue on Bagna […]

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Disaster on the Farm

It is almost the end of summer here on my farm. I fenced in the ten blueberry bushes, netted them and the chipmunks and birds still had a feast. My apple tree that I pruned and sprayed for two years dropped all the apples prematurely. The five heirloom tomato plants […]

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