Archive | June, 2011

Spaghetti alle Vongole

Spaghetti alle Vongole means spaghetti with clams. This recipe comes from Bon Appetit’s May 2011 issue (the travel issue, which is chock full of Italian recipes). When I was little my dad used to make us spaghetti with clams in red sauce, and this recipe reminded me of that, but was a new thing, too, […]

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Charred Eggplant and Buffalo Burgers

Summer is a time for grilling. And a time for burgers. Try this burger recipe to add some new flavor to your regular burger: grilled eggplant slices. Eggplant is a super cool summer nightshade veggie, and it’s pretty versatile. And it tastes amazing grilled. I originally had a recipe where you charred, peeled, chopped, drained, […]

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Mixed Berry and Custard Tart

The trick to this tart is to make the crust beforehand–it needs to cool before you glaze it, chill it, and then fill it. But it’s all worth it. The crust really tastes like shortbread–my mom liked it so much she suggested next time just rolling out the dough, using cookie cutters and baking shortbread […]

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Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Bruschetta has been on my mind. I was recently in Costco with my mom, and as she browsed the DVDs, I looked over the cookbooks. There were at least four by the same publisher on authentic Italian cuisine. With bruschetta recipes galore. And, who could forget that scene in “Julie and Julia” where Amy Adams […]

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Smoky Salmon Burgers

Ingredients 1 pound cold skinless salmon fillets, cut into large chunks 2 1/2 ounces smoked salmon, finely chopped 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill 4 gluten-free rolls/hamburger buns, split 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil Vegenaise Grainy or spicy mustard Upland cress or watercress, to taste Directions 1. Pulse salmon chunks in […]

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Peach and Cherry Mostarda

Another find in that issue of Martha Stewart Living I picked up, this peach and cherry mostarda is a delightful Italian condiment to serve alongside meat or fish, as a salad dressing to change things up, or even before a meal with some chevre or gluten-free bread. I served it in the picture above with […]

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Sautéed Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi. I can’t say it’s a vegetable I’ve ever eaten before. But I did last night. About a month ago I went camping with some friends and needed some reading material for the car ride. At a pit stop at a grocery for supplies, I grabbed a magazine from the stand featuring summer recipes–which turned […]

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Pasta with peas, cream, parsley and mint

This recipe is an adaptation of one by Bon Appetit. Obviously, I didn’t use real heavy cream–the coconut variety served me well. When I made this I didn’t have enough parsley, and I used too many peas for my taste–but it still tasted great. I added some cherry tomatoes for some bright color and voila, […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Late spring … a time when you plant the garden, celebrate being home from school, and eat good food at your parents’ house. College is over for the year (until I study abroad next month!…) so it’s time to relax. Yesterday I inexplicably got a hankering to bake. I wanted something in season–and a fruit […]

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