Italian

Italian food is wonderfully classic, rustic, and comforting. Many of my Italian recipes are inspired by the week-long cooking I recently attended in the southern part of Italy, called Puglia. From fresh pasta to homemade zeppole, there’s something here for everyone!

Rustic Italian Panzanella Salad

Rustic Italian Panzanella Salad

One of my favorite ways to experience the culture of a new place when traveling is to take a cooking class.  It’s a great way to pick up some new skills, learn about local ingredients and food customs, and it’s just plain fun. The first […]

Classic Basil Pesto

Classic Basil Pesto

Every summer I look forward to the time when my basil plants finally grow large enough for my first batch of pesto.  It kicks off a cooking season where pesto is incorporated into as many Italian dishes as I can make.  Once you master the […]

Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Frittata

Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Frittata

Italian frittata is just about as easy and versatile breakfast dish you could ask for.  It’s endlessly customizable, sustaining, and has none of the complexities of quiche or omelettes.  Once you add frittata to your breakfast repertoire, you’ll find yourself making it again and again. […]

Homemade Fettuccine

Homemade Fettuccine

Making pasta from scratch is one of those things that everyone should try at least once.  And speaking from experience, after you do it once you’ll be hooked.  This is obviously not something you’re going to do on a weeknight after a long day when […]

Spring Pea and Garden Herb Fettuccine

Spring Pea and Garden Herb Fettuccine

Late spring is my favorite time of year in the garden.  Everything is young and green, and excitement is so high to see how the plants progress.  It’s around this time I first start noticing the need to prune any herbs that are growing.  Pruning […]

Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta with Fresh Mozzarella

Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta with Fresh Mozzarella

What to do when you got your hands on fresh mozzarella, and you want to make caprese salad but it’s not yet tomato season?  Yea, yea I know you can buy tomatoes year round at grocery stores.  But we’re talking about a dish with under […]