Monthly Archives: October 2010

Fillet of Fish Oreganata

Eating fish in Sicily is as good as it gets. Especially in and around the fishing villages. In Riposto, my Uncle Benny’s town, we ate at a restaurant that was right on a pier over looking the Mediterranean Sea. The … Continue reading

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Chicken In Wine Siciliano

 WHEN LIFE WAS SIMPLE Our Sunday dinner, more often than not, would consist of a pasta dish  or soup usually followed by a roast chicken or two. We always ate around 2pm. Mom always had a table cloth on the … Continue reading

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Hearty Minestrone Soup

My grandmother would make the best minestrone soup! This is what I call a “kitchen sink” soup. Everything is in there but… There is no right or wrong way to make this soup. There is a right and wrong way … Continue reading

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Ziti and Sausage Portobello

  The beginning of fall brings an end to my herb garden. The oregano will last till the first frost along with the rosemary and sage. The basil has been gone for a few weeks now. And oh, how I miss the … Continue reading

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Macaroni with Eggplant – Past alla Norma

Halloween meant different things to me at different stages of growing up on 77 Street in Brooklyn. At an early age, Trick or Treating was one of the most wonderful activities a child could take part in. Going door to door with an … Continue reading

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Chicken Cacciatore Baked

After 92 years my father’s gallbladder gave him problems so about a week ago he had it removed. The nurses said in the recovery room after the operation they haven’t seen 45 year old patients recover as quickly as he … Continue reading

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Roast Turkey Thighs with Stuffing

I love Thanksgiving turkey! What memories sitting around the table with the family and starting Thanksgiving dinner with a large antipasto made up of olives, cheeses, sliced salami and dried sausage. Just a little starter to get the appetite in full swing. After … Continue reading

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Zuppa di Cozze – Mussels in Tomato Wine Sauce

When did macaroni become pasta? A reader of mine, Frankie, made a comment on a previous blog I posted about a poem he heard from Michael Savage,  a radio talk show host, called “When did Spaghetti Become Pasta?” I listened … Continue reading

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