Ribollita Soup

  Before summer arrives, and the temperatures start to soar, I just had to share one last soup recipe.  I do enjoy  chilled soups like gazpacho or chilled pea soup, but they’re not something I usually make.  Perhaps I should start, because I love soup!  So before summer sets in, I try to enjoy a … Continue reading

The Legend of Savoy Cabbage

Well, it really isn’t a legend, but it is a cute family story.  When my mom was pregnant with me, she craved savoy cabbage, cooked in garlic and oil and grated parmesan cheese (only an Italian pregnant woman could crave such a thing, but none the less it was so).  Her mom would cook pots … Continue reading

Minestra e Fagioli

Thirty-six years ago, just about to the day of this posting, my cousin, and dear friend, brought me a container of her home-made “Minestra e Fagioli.”   I was just about to give birth to my daughter ( having Braxton Hicks contractions), and I was confined to our apartment.  It was the coldest and iciest … Continue reading