Italian

Arugula & Burdock Root Yuzu Kosho Cream Pasta

Whole wheat angel hair pasta, baby arugula, and burdock root in a yuzu kosho cream sauce is enough to get me daydreaming.  When I was typing up the recipe to share this fabulous dish with you, it got me to thinking.  

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Grape and Rosemary Focaccia—Let’s kick off Grape Week!

Add this recipe to ZipList! Grape and Rosemary Focaccia Adapted from Green Black Red: Recipes for Cooking and Enjoying California Grapes Makes 8 servings 5 to 6 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 scant tablespoon instant yeast (I recommend SAF Instant Yeast, it’s my favorite!)* 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups warm (110 degrees [...]

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Sweet Potato Ginger Risotto

Sweet Potato Ginger Risotto Makes 3 – 4 servings 1/4 cup olive oil 1 small onion, minced 1 cup rice 4 to 6 cups warm dashi salt 1 cup sweet potato cubes (1/2-inch cubes) 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1. Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium [...]

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bell’alimento’s Tortellini in Brodo (Tortellini in Broth)

bell’alimento’s Tortellini in Brodo {Tortellini in Broth} Recipe from Paula of bell’alimento.com 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 stalks of celery – chopped 1 small onion – chopped 1 carrot – peeled & chopped 2 cloves of garlic – minced 8 cups chicken broth 4 cups water 1 small Parmigiano Reggiano Rind {optional} 20 ounces cheese [...]

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Arancini alla Siciliana—Sicilian Croquettes, aka Italian Rice Balls

Arancini alla Siciliana (Sicilian Croquettes) 1 1/2 cups long grain rice 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons Parmigiano Reggiano – grated 3/4 cup ground beef 1/2 onion – minced 1 tablespoon fresh flat leaf Italian parsley – roughly chopped 1/2 cup white wine 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese – cubed 2 [...]

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Spinach Goat Cheese Lasagna + Pasta Party Giveaway!

The last time I made lasagna completely from scratch (including the noodles) was over a year ago for the March 2009 Daring Bakers Challenge.  I have hand rolled pasta my whole life.  That’s not to say that I’ve been making LOTS of homemade pasta.  I have to admit that hand rolling my noodles has been [...]

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Kinkan Kanro-ni (Japanese Candied Kumquats) with Panna Cotta

Kinkan Kanro-ni (Candied Kumquats) 12 ounces kumquats 1 1/3 cups water 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1. Wash and dry the kumquats, then use a sharp pairing knife to cut vertical slits into the fruit (between 5 to 8 slits depending on the size of the fruit). 2. Bring a pot [...]

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Orange Coconut Tiramisu

Orange Coconut Tiramisu Adapted from Carminantonio’s Tiramisu from The Washington Post, July 11 2007 Makes 8 servings For the zabaglione: 2 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 cup coconut milk 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest For the vanilla pastry cream: 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour [...]

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Warming Up With Cioccolata Calda (Italian Hot Chocolate)

We are currently in Utah enjoying spending time with family.  It has been snowy and cold the whole time we’ve been here, which I guess is to be expected, since it is winter. But I must say that living in Southern California for the past year and a half has turned me into a total [...]

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