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Walnut Pesto

by Karen March 12, 2012
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Who says a pesto has to be green?  This version of pesto celebrates the walnut in all its glory with a simple combination of ricotta, garlic, parmesan, and olive oil.  It's rich but subtle, and the muted creamy tones are gorgeous.  Trust me, you won't miss the basil. – 2 cups of walnut halves, toasted […]

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Time For Panzanella

by Karen September 19, 2011
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One month into my first year in law school and as I had anticipated time is not on my side.  So when I had a window of opportunity this weekend to do something beside studying or sleeping, I gave my knives a little food lovin' and made some panzanella.  Panzanella is one of those incredibly […]

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Ragù alla Bolognese: The Start of a Quest

by Karen April 15, 2011
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I feel like for a classic such as ragù alla bolognese (bolognese sauce) this post should start with an inspired story of my first authentic plate of bolognese. Bolognese, as the name suggests, originates from Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna, a northern region of Italy that is home to rich soulful Italian foods like hearty ragus, […]

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Shaved Fennel with Blood Oranges and Pecorino

by Karen February 22, 2011
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Yup, we’re in it. The lull that feels like it’s been winter for too long and the sunny days of summer are too far away. And who knows if it’s the weather that affects us, but our habits get us into a rut. The same routine starts getting old and we begin to go through […]

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Pesce al Sale (Fish Baked in Salt Crust) Recipe

by Karen January 14, 2011
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Some things in life need to be enjoyed in their simplest form. Fish baked in a salt crust is a perfect example of this. It's stupidly simple but absolutely brilliant. The salt encloses the fish completely, flavoring the fish and sealing in the moisture, making the flesh succulent. cheap antivirus software I have pretty strong […]

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Gnocchi di Patate: Eating Italy

by Karen October 15, 2010
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So this week, it being our first journey to Italy, I decided to do my gnocchi two ways: one with a basic basil pesto, which most of us this side of the Atlantic are familiar with, and one in a Friuli style, which is a simple sauce of browned butter, cinnamon, sugar, and ricotta affumicata […]

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Basil Pesto: Eating Italy

by Karen October 15, 2010
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I strongly suggest that all your ingredients are bought whole and in their raw form and you chop them yourself.  Because this is a fresh sauce, the freshness of your ingredients are key! – 1 large bundle of basil, leaves only – 3/4 cup of Parmigiano Reggiano, grated – 2 tbsps of pine nuts – […]

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Gnocchi di Patate: Visiting Italy

by Karen October 11, 2010
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It hit me the other day.  All these weeks have passed, globetrotting circles around the world, and I have yet to stop in Italy.  I was surprised and kind of horrified.  I mean, Italian cuisine is probably the most familiar category of ethnic foods to Americans.  Upon its importation into the States, Italian food has […]

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