Italian, Greek and other Mediterranean Recipes

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Macaroni with walnut sauce

So, over the weekend, I learned to make a no-cook lacto-vegetarian sauce based on a recipe in The Silver Spoon. Walnut sauce (salsa di noci) is made with crushed walnuts, ... (more)

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The Italian lunch

Four years ago, Speedy bought me a copy of The Silver Spoon as an early mother's day gift. I've tried a few recipes from the book [the pork chops with blueberries (bracioli ai ... (more)

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Lemon Day

One afternoon in Boracay, one of those times when the wind was blowing and I just knew that a downpour would follow, while the rest of the group was frolicking in the sea, I ... (more)

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Hummus with tahini

Hummus is chickpeas in Arabic. Hummus with tahini is a dip or spread made with chickpea puree, tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice and salt, and may or may not include ... (more)

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Homemade tahini (sesame seed paste)

Sam's journey toward vegetarianism has been a huge challenge for me as a cook. I'm learning about new ingredients and new ways to prepare ingredients I've tended to ignore in ... (more)

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Spinach, bacon and cheese frittata

There is an Italian chef who guested on The Chew, I can't remember his name but I can't forget something he said. "Everything sounds sexier in Italian." In the case of the ... (more)

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Tiramisu with Kahlua

I've made tiramisu with ladyfingers and I've made a version served in wineglasses. Last Sunday, I made yet another variation of tiramisu -- with the softest and moistest ... (more)