Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2012’

Cauliflower ~ 1 video, 3 recipes!

Cauliflower Segment1

(Subscribers, please click HERE to view the cooking segment video from your e-mail.) Cauliflower—not the most inspiring of vegetables. With its creamy white color and “brain-like” looking texture, it is often relegated to your grandmother’s crudites party platter with an equally appetizing side of ranch dressing. Hmm, will someone pass the whittled-down carrots nubs? While living in Italy with Nonna, …

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Fat Tuesday ~ Gumbo-Style!

Spicy Drumstick Gumbo1

(Subscriber’s click HERE to view the cooking video from your e-mail!) Mardi Gras (Carnevale in Italian) is coming to a close on Feb 21 – “Fat Tuesday,” so it is time to be as decadent as you want before Lent kicks in on Wednesday, the 22nd.  With my “Moon Pie” post last week, my “Spicy Drumstick Gumbo” this week is …

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Carnevale in Italia~

Moon Pie Beyond The Pasta1

(Ciambelline di Patate e Crostoli) Mardi Gras in America! Carnevale is a huge holiday in Italy, especially in Venice, where mysteriously masked and ornately dressed people stroll the streets in the days leading up to mercoledì delle ceneri (Ash Wednesday). Mardi Gras, especially in New Orleans on “Fat Tuesday” (martedì grasso) is more of a drunken bash with “well-primed” tourists …

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