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the napoleon

I made a new dish the other day. It wasn’t very good. Surprised? So was I, especially since what I was making was none other than grilled vegetable “lasagna”. I’d pictured an assortment of seasonal grilled vegetables (zucchini, onions, fennel and roasted red peppers) in between long thin layers of grilled globe eggplant (in place […]

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Jambota or Zucchini Stew

In keeping with the zucchini theme, it wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t let you in on a gem of a recipe, perfect for all the fresh zucchini growing in our gardens and available at supermarkets and farmers markets everywhere. Every year when the harvest of our backyard garden produced an abundance of zucchini, my […]

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tomato sauce for WP

Perfect Tomato Sauce

It’s almost as easy as opening a jar, but infinitely better tasting – and cheaper too! Recipe for tomato or marinara sauce. On this site I use both names interchangeably.  1 can crushed tomatoes (one with no added garlic or herbs) * 2 tablespoons olive oil (or enough to just cover the bottom of the pan […]

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spinach mushroom frittata copy

Frittatas

Frittatas are Italian omelets. They are usually made in a deep skillet on the stovetop and finished in the oven. They are super easy to make and infinitely versatile. All they really have in common are eggs. All the other ingredients are up to you. The one in the photo (yes it does look like […]

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