Category Archives: Italian

Pasta with Chard and Sausage – SImple and Quick for the Summer

For the abundance of Swiss chard in our garden right now, I recreated a dish I’ve consumed more than once at Nicola’s in Lake Placid, NY.  There are multiple variations on this:  one can substitute other greens for chard; use … Continue reading

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Pesto, the Joy of Summer

Basil is one of the staples of our garden.  Each spring, I plant as much as my wife will let me get away with. To me, pesto embodies the aromas of summer and the simple pleasures of eating.  This classic … Continue reading

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Real Pizza Dough

Make this pizza dough once, and you’ll never again buy a frozen pizza or one of those pre-made doughs that taste like dessicated wood chips.  The only challenge is timing, as the biga takes 12 – 16 hours to develop. While … Continue reading

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Estratto di Pomodoro

Estratto di pomodoro – sun-dried tomato paste prepared at home Continue reading

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Prosciutto, Mushrooms, and Peas with Penne

The common diet wisdom for endurance athletes is to consume plenty of complex carbohydrates.  Pasta is supposedly the king of complex carb sources, with  rice, millet, barley  et al running a poor second.  For many years, pasta was on my … Continue reading

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