This is a classic North African dish adapted from All About Braising. Couscous is traditionally served with this dish. Serves 6 Spice Mix 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 1/2 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes The Braise 1/2 c. olives in brine (green or […]
Smaller than regular plums, you may have recently noticed Italian prune plums’ reappearance at the market. We adore them.
This is such an easy dish to make and includes one of our favorite fruits – Italian prune plums. Requiring few ingredients and little time, you will love this when plums are in season in late August and September. Serve with polenta and a baguette to sop up the sauce. Pass a simple tossed arugula […]
Our families love this white bean puree so much they ask for it instead of mashed potatoes. It also makes a really good dip. Serves 6 1 Tbls. olive oil 1 small sprig of rosemary (optional) 1 onion, finely chopped 1 lg. clove garlic, pressed 2 16 oz. cans cannellini beans, drained About 1/4 tsp. […]
1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil 1 sm. sprig rosemary Red pepper flakes 2 tsp. garlic, minced 2 c. cooked fresh or frozen lima beans, well drained 1/2 lemon Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Over medium heat, preheat a medium saucepan for 1 minute. Pour in olive oil and turn down heat […]
Goes great with lamb (boned, butterflied and grilled or roasted). 2 15 oz. cans cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed 4 Tbls. olive oil 1/2 lg. Spanish onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tsp. ground cumin seeds 1 lg. pinch saffron threads, infused in 2 Tbls. boiling water 2 Tbls. Italian parsley, roughly […]
Pears are picked firm and bruise easily, so it�s hard to come by a perfect ripe pear.
This salad is made with fresh walnuts, a luxury of the fall. If you find them whole in their shell, they are fresh, reminding us that they are a seasonal crop, not a pantry staple. Serves 6 2 fennel bulbs 2 large pears chunk of parmigiano-reggiano 3/4 c. shelled, fresh walnuts 1/2 c. good olive […]
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