From the category archives:

Olive Oil Recipes

Pasta with Cauliflower (aka Pasta coi Broccoli)

June 10, 2009

My daughter, Ella, just contributed one of our favorite family recipes to her preschool’s annual cookbook. One of the secrets to this delicious but simple dish is to keep the water used for boiling the cauliflower for cooking the pasta.  For those who might be scared off by the sometimes fishy flavor of anchovies, you [...]

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Olive Oil: Cooking, Exploring, Enjoying

June 8, 2009

Clare Ferguson’s Olive Oil: Cooking, Exploring, Enjoying, a book I recently discovered at Whole Foods Market, is a great guide that outlines the process of making olive oil and then takes the reader on a tour through the various countries that grow olives and produce olive oil. Of Sicily, she writes: It was the Ancient [...]

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“May is Mediterranean Month”

May 28, 2009

Our friends at Oldways, a think tank that promotes healthy eating, drinking and lifestyles, have designated the month of May as “Mediterranean Month.” Well-known for their advocacy work around the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, Oldways has outlined a number of ways to get involved and eat Mediterranean, including: 1) A Recipe Contest: share [...]

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Spaghetti alla Trapanese

April 29, 2009

This is one of my favorite Sicilian pasta recipes. Trapani is a city on Sicily’s western tip that is famous for its seafood and gourmet sea salt.  As you’ll see, there are only a few ingredients in this dish and the preparation is quite simple, but the outcome is delicious! Serve with a green salad, [...]

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