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Basket with Homegrown Italian Plum Tomatoes & Cod With Tomatoes & Tomato Mozz. Police
Mains

Cod With Tomatoes, Raisins and Almonds

Served with a loaf of crusty country bread, this is one of our very favourite preparations for cooking cod. The recipe is from the lovely cookbook “ My Kitchen in Rome,” written by Rachel Roddy who lives in Rome but

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Onion and Gorgonzola Tarts, Onions, Garlic, Shallots at Farmer's Market
Appetizers

Caramelized Onion & Gorgonzola Tartlets

I don’t know why, but I always think fall and winter appetizers when I think of caramelized onions. Maybe it’s the combination of the onions and  gorgonzola. So good! I have a confession, I cheat and use bought, frozen, mini

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Sauteed Cabbage With Proscuitto
Vegetables and Side Dishes

Cabbage With Proscuitto

A typical Italian vegetable preparation, except we don’t cook our veggies for as long!  Italians have a way with veggies and that’s a fact! I’ve used pancetta, guanciale and double smoked bacon, all  were good.  If you like young collard

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Butternut Squash Soup
Salads, Soups and And Sandwiches

Butternut Squash Soup

‘Tis the season, for butternut squash that is! A lovely soup flavoured with sage and completely dairy free and vegetarian if you choose. Normally I serve this soup as a “starter” for a dinner but it would make a great

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Fish Hut Muffins
Baking and Sweet Endings

Fish Hut Muffins

Not every muffin has a story! A number of years ago, our friend, chef Urs, owned a fish shop/deli/catering business around the corner from where we live. The day I baked these muffins for the first time I thought “I’ll bet

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Swiss Chard-Puff Pastry Tart with Feta and Currants
Appetizers

Swiss Chard Tart With Feta And Currants

I came across this recipe a couple of years ago and have been making it regularly since.  So far, everyone who has tried it has given it two thumbs up!  And as Swiss chard is available for most of the

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Metal Platter Filled with Local Purple Grapes & Leaves
Baking and Sweet Endings

Crunchy Top Grape Muffins

For the past couple of years, in the fall, I’ve been making lovely little Coronation-Vin Santo grape cakes for dessert.  And while doing a freezer tidy-up recently, I found a small bag of the grapes tucked away. Hmmm…well I don’t

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Ottolenghi's Sort-of-Waldorf
Salads, Soups and And Sandwiches

Ottolenghi’s Sort-of-Waldorf

We think this is an outstanding version of this salad and perfect for a fall or winter meal!   It’s so good that I had to post it here!  The recipe is from Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook “Plenty More”  I’m a huge

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Greek Butter Cookies with Cloves
Baking and Sweet Endings

Greek Butter Cookies

Getting a “leg-up” on my Christmas baking by starting with these buttery little morsels that have just a hint of anise flavour. They’re good keepers and freeze well!  You can use either blanched or unblanched almonds to make the cookies. 

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