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Slow Roasted Strawberries

The best strawberries I have ever eaten are local Washington state strawberries!  Sweet, juicy, red through and through and indescribably delicious!  I have to say, I think they rival the strawberries of Italy.  Really, they are that good.! Of course, the best way to eat them is fresh – think […]

Breakfast

Shakshuka

Shakshuka (pronounced “shack-shoe-kuh”) is a classic North African and Middle Eastern dish and one that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Made from everyday ingredients, Shakshuka literally means “a mixture” and the traditional version uses tomatoes, onions, peppers and spices with eggs poached right in the sauce. Although the […]

Other Desserts

Roasted Strawberry and Rhubarb Compote

Strawberries and rhubarb – a classic combination.  The sweetness of the strawberries balances out the tartness of the rhubarb perfectly.  There are so many ways to enjoy this compote – serve it over cake, pancakes, yogurt, or ice cream.  It is particularly delicious and complementary to the Crostata di Ricotta. […]

Cakes and Cheesecakes

Crostata di Ricotta

Crostata Di Ricotta is an Italian tart with a slightly sweet bottom crust (Pasta Frolla) and lattice top and a creamy, ricotta and mascarpone filling.   It is often made simply with vanilla or citrus flavors, but the Sicilian version often includes one or more additional ingredients such as candied orange […]