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Spaghetti Alla Portofino

Summer time and the living is easy. We try to spend as much time outdoors enjoying the warmth of the sunshine and the cooling waters of a pool, lake or the ocean.  Meals tend to be simple, often made with a … Continue reading

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Fregula Con Vongole, A Tradtional Pasta Dish From Sardinia

Spaghetti or linguini with clams is a very popular dish in most Italian restaurants, wherever in the world you may be dining.  The Italian island of Sardinia has its own version of pasta and clams known as Fregula (Fregola) Sarda … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Olives

Picture the Mediterranean and one of the first things you think about in regard to food is olives and olive oil. If you travel through the sunny countryside of Italy, Spain, France, Greece or Turkey to name a few, you … Continue reading

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A Taste Of Spain…Romesco Sauce Served With Pechuga De Pollo

I’m giving you a taste of Spain today, more precisely a specialty from the Catalonia region of Spain. Romesco is a famous sauce made with almonds, olive oil, bread and peppers. Traditionally made from dried nyora chilies, you will find … Continue reading

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Moroccan Chicken Stew

If it is a cold day,  you might be thinking about a hot bowl of soup for dinner.  Soup is always warm and inviting but you might want something just a little more substantial for your main meal of the … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers Two Ways

After the excesses of the holiday season for the last few weeks, it is natural to think about eating a little healthier and a little lighter. As you are well aware,  the Mediterranean diet is considered one of the world’s … Continue reading

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Escarole and Beans / Minestra de Scarola e Fagioli

Sometimes in our busy lives we want a quick meal but we still want it to be healthy, delicious and if it is economical so much the better. Italians have been cooking a simple peasant dish that I and so … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Lunch

I had an unexpected call from a friend visiting Portland and invited her up to the lake for lunch. Lunch had to be something that was simple to put together, knowing that she would arrive at the cottage in less … Continue reading

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