Artichoke and Pancetta Farrotto with Lemon Zest Thyme Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 10 baby artichokes Juice of 3 lemons ½ cup pancetta 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon zest ½ cup white wine 2-3 cups farro, cooked ½ cup parmesan Salt Pepper Lemon Zest Thyme Butter (Recipe Follows) Directions In a large bowl […]

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Artichoke Pesto with Parmesan Tortilla Chips

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS For Dip 2 (15-ounce) cans of artichoke hearts, drained 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt For Tortilla Chips 4 whole wheat tortillas, each cut into 8 […]

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Artichoke Risotto with Peas and Pancetta

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 1 quart chicken stock 3 ounces pancetta, cut into ¼ inch dice 1 teaspoon olive oil â…“ cup finely chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup Arborio rice ¼ tablespoons white wine 1 cup peas (thawed if frozen) 1 recipe baby artichokes in lemon vinaigrette, drained and thinly sliced […]

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Bacon and Eggs Pasta Carbonara

Serves 4-5 Ingredients 1 pound Spaghetti Olive oil ¼ pound bacon or pancetta bacon 2 clove garlic, chopped fine 1 shallot, chopped fine 2 large eggs 1 cup parmesan, shredded Ground black pepper ¾ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine Directions In a large stock pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook […]

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Fried Artichokes Jewish Style

Serves 4-6 INGREDIENTS 24 baby artichokes, trimmed 2 quarts vegetable oil for frying Salt and Red Pepper flakes Chopped Parsley Grated parmesan (optional) Lemon wedges DIRECTIONS Pour the oil in to a heavy pot and place over high heat. When the oil reaches 250 degrees, lower the heat. Fry the artichokes in batches for 3-4 […]

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Herbed Polenta

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 6 cups water Salt 2 cups yellow or white cornmeal ½ cup parmesan, grated ½ cup milk ½ stick (4 tablespoons) butter 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped Freshly cracked black pepper PREPARATION Bring water and salt in a heavy […]

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Italian Wedding Soup with Spring Greens

Serves 6 Ingredients For chicken pesto meatballs 1 pound ground chicken 1 cups fresh basil, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fien ½ cup pine nuts, chopped 8-9 cloves garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked pepper 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 egg For the soup […]

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Italian Wedding Soup with Spring Greens and Italian Herb Gremolata

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For chicken pesto meatballs 1 pound ground chicken 1 cup fresh basil, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ cup pine nuts, chopped 8-9 cloves garlic, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved for sauce) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cracked pepper 1 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 egg For the soup […]

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Kale & Apple Sausage Pot Pie with Apple Parmesan Whole-Wheat Phyllo “Beggars Purses”

Here is a great seasonal family meal, filled with nutrition and fit for a fancy potluch. Don’t be frightened by the beggar’s purses either – they’re a cinch.

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Parmesan Thyme Biscuits

Some of our favorite winter herbal bread baking recipes.

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Parmesan Tomato Herb Straws

Makes about 24 straws Ingredients 1 package puff pastry (one large sheet) Flour 1 egg beaten ½ cup sundried tomato, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon basil, chopped superfine ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated Maldon salt Directions On a floured surface roll out the puff pastry and brush with the beaten egg until the dough is moist. […]

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Pesto Pasta Carbonara

Serves 4-6 A classic recipe herbalized, just the way summer basil likes it! Ingredients 10 ounces orecchiette or small shell pasta or pasta of choice, cooked ¼ cup fresh pesto (using herbs and pesto of your choice) 2 eggs (room temperature) ½ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated 6 slices thick cut bacon 2 cloves garlic, […]

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Porcini & Parmesan Farro

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup farro or barley, rinsed and drained 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large shallot, minced 2 oz. dried porcini mushrooms, or other dried mushrooms, such as shitake or morels 1 cup hot water ¼ cup white wine 1 cup mushrooms, vegetable or chicken stock Salt and freshly ground black pepper to […]

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Prebuggiun per la Pasqualina (Spinach & Herb Fresh Pasta Pie)

Serves 6-9 Ingredients Lingurian Pasta (3 cups flour, 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt, made into a pliable dough) Linguarian Prebuggiun Mixture 1 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped 1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh marjoram, chopped 4 borage leaves (optional) 3 cups spinach, chopped ¼ cup pecorino Romano, grated fine ½ […]

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Pumpkin Sage Risotto

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1¾ cups chicken broth 1¾ cups water 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil ¼ cup fresh sage leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups fresh pumpkin, peeled and seeded, cut into ¼-inch cubes ¾ cup Arborio rice ½ cup Parmesan Reggiano, grated 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Freshly grated nutmeg […]

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Raw Asparagus & Arugula Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 bunch asparagus, sliced at an angle 1 bunch arugula or rocolla (about 2-3 cups) chopped ½ cup parmesan, grated finely ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt Ground black pepper DIRECTIONS In a large mixing bowl, combine the asparagus, arugula and parmesan, and mix well. […]

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Red Pepper, Crab & Corn Pies

Makes 8 pie pockets Ingredients 2 roasted red peppers, deseeded and chopped 1 cup lump crab meat 1 cup fresh corn kernels 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine Savory Herb Curd (recipe follows) Savory Pie Dough 1 egg beaten Coarse Salt Directions Pre-heat oven to 375 ° F .Roll […]

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Salt Baked Baby Potatoes with Spring Herb Pesto

Ingredients 1 pound baby bliss potatoes 3 tablespoons spring garlic stem, chopped 2 cups fresh basil leaves ¼ cup cashews ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ cup parmesan, grated 4 cups kosher salt, extra for seasoning Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Pour 4 cups of salt into a baking dish. Evenly spread the potatoes […]

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Savory Herbal Curd

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon corn starch ¼ cup grated cheese, parmesan or cheese of choice ¼ cup fresh herbs of choice, chopped fine 4 large eggs, beaten Pinch of salt Pinch of cayenne pepper Directions Whisk together all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and […]

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Shrimp & Asparagus Risotto with Parsley Chive Salt Butter

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 cup fish stock 1½ cups asparagus stock (made from the asparagus ends and water) 1½ cups asparagus spears (about 1½ bunches) 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium shallots, chopped fine 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 cup long grain brown rice ½ white wine 1 cup […]

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Sicilian Style Herbed Meatballs with Stewed Tomatoes & Parmesan Polenta

Here are some regionally authentic and classic meatball recipes as well as some modern, culturally fused recipes. All will reduce the chill of winter with a smile!

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Snap Pea & Mint Salad

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 1 pound raw snap peas, trimmed and julienned ¼ white onion, chopped fine ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup parmesan cheese (optional) Salt Freshly ground pepper DIRECTIONS In a medium size bowl, combine all ingredients. Season with salt and […]

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Spinach & Three Cheese Ravioli (kid friendly)

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting 4 large eggs, lightly beaten ¼ cup fresh spinach juice 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup parmesan, grated fine ½ cup pecorino Romano, grated fine ¼ cup ricotta cheese Butter Directions Mound flour on a work surface, preferably wooden, and make a well in center. […]

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Spring Garlic Bread Sticks

Makes 24 bread sticks Ingredients Basic Pizza Dough (Ger-Nis) 1 cup spring garlic, chopped 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped fine ¼ cup parmesan, grated 1 tablespoon red chili flakes Maldon salt (flake sea salt) Directions Pre-heat oven […]

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Spring Pea Risotto with Prosciutto and Basil & Mint Butter

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the pea risotto 5 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot, chopped fine 1½ cups Arborio rice ½ cup dry white wine 5 slices of prosciutto cut in small pieces 1 cup fresh peas, blanched 1 cup parmesan cheese Salt Freshly ground pepper For the basil & mint butter […]

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Tomato Basil Frittata Cups

Serves 6 Ingredients 6 eggs ¼ cup of your preference of milk (dairy, soy, rice, or almond… unsweetened and plain) ½ pint of grape tomatoes, halved 1 handful of basil, chopped 1 clove of garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped ¼ cup parmesan Salt & pepper 1 teaspoon olive oil Cooking spray Directions Preheat […]

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Trofie Al Pesto

Serves 6 Trofie is a simple rolled flour and water pasta widely seen in the Lingurian cuisine. It’s like Linguaria’s version of Gnocchi. It’s a hand rolled pasta typically served with pesto and because of the extreme labor intensity is generally served in small portions. Trofie is not widely available outside of Italy and is […]

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Winter Minestrone

INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 red onion, chopped medium 3 stalks of celery, chopped small 2 medium carrots, chopped small 1 medium red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped small 1 medium yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped small 1 (28-ounce) can stewed tomatoes ½ cup fresh basil, chopped fine ½ […]

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Zucchini, Chili & Mint Panini with Parmesan

Makes 4-6 Paninis Ingredients 2 zucchinis, cut into ribbons (using a mandolin) ½ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic, chopped superfine 1 teaspoon fresh red chili, deseeded and chopped superfine 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted Salt 12-18 slices parmesan cheese Ciabatta […]

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