Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Savory breakfasts aren't really a thing here in Italy.  They prefer an espresso and Nutella filled pastry.  No matter how hard I try to adjust, m...

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Trini Stewed Eggplant

Trini Stewed Eggplant

If August was a vegetable it would be eggplant.  This Trini stewed eggplant recipe from Brigid Washington is divine.  I barely had time to photogra...

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Olive Oil Cleanser

Olive Oil Cleanser

  In ancient times, when clean water was scarce, olive oil was used to clean the body and protect the skin. It penetrates effectively to cleanse ...

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Beetroot and Mint Salad

Beetroot and Mint Salad

Ingredients 4 tsp fine sugar 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar Juice of 2 lemons 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 12 cooked beetroots, a mix of colours if you ...

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Gamberi alla Catalana

Gamberi alla Catalana

Ingredients Shrimp (peeled & deveined) Cherry tomatoes Mango Pickled red onions  Basil (fresh) EVOO White wine vinegar Salt Preparation Cu...

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Quick Pickled Onions

Quick Pickled Onions

This recipe is great to have on hand all year long, these onions add oomph to almost anything.  A tasty, simple and healthy addition to the condim...

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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Ingredients Spaghetti Olive oil An onion Garlic Capers  Olives (pitted) Jarred anchovies in oil Cheese if you want it Preparation Rinse the ca...

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Soffritto

Soffritto

Ingredients 1 carrot 1 white or yellow onion 1 rib of celery EVOO water Preparation Finely dice the onion Peel and finely dice the carrot Peel ...

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