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Catching Up With Cooking Italy

What with the year-end jewelry rush and the holidays, we have been eating well but I have been remiss in posting my Cooking Italy assignments.  As most of you who have been reading this blog know, Cooking Italy is a group founded by Angela of Spinach Tiger and our goal is to learn regional cooking […]

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Pasta all’ Amatriciana

My latest Cooking Italy assignment from Marcella Hazan’s Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking was Pasta all’ Amatriciana a wonderful sauce with origins in the area of Rome.   I made this dish last week, but have not had a chance to post, since I was also very busy preparing for a jewelry show last Saturday.  […]

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Cooking Again!

This dish was an assignment of the Cooking Italy group, founded by Angela of Spinach Tiger.  We are working with Marcella Hazan’s Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.  More detailed adaptations of the recipes are available from from other members of Cooking Italy, for the lamb and for the potatoes.  Check the blog roll to see […]

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Pork Loin Braised in Milk, Bolognese Style

We continue our Cooking Italy tour of Bologne with this recipe, which is pure alchemy!  Brown a pork loin in a few tablespoons butter and oil.  Add milk, salt and pepper.  Allow to simmer for several hours, adding milk at intervals.  You will be rewarded with perfection!  The meat is incredibly tender – think pulled […]

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Ragu Bolognese

Today I was preparing and cooking all day long.  Some things cooked on my stovetop and some cooked in my kiln.  The tastier of the two was Ragu Bolognese, from my Cooking Italy group.  Cooking Italy is a wonderful group of ladies who have gathered to make several recipes each month from Marcella Hazan’s Essentials […]

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Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

In between the jewelry, I’m Cooking Italy again!  This week we made Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter.  I also played “catch up” and made last week’s Arrosticini Abruzzesi – Skewered Marinated Lamb Tidbits.  I’m not a big fan of lamb, but my husband is, so I thought this would be a […]

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Creating in The Kitchen

I’m impatiently waiting to recuperate enough to negotiate the stairs to my studio.  I can easily get to the kitchen, so am indulging my creativity by cooking these days.  Tonight my daughter helped me make another wonderful dish from Marcella Hazan’s Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.  My Cooking Italy assignment for the week – which […]

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Slight Interruption

Well, I’m running a little late with my posting, due to surgery last week.  I am on the mend, but still need to take it slow.  Which means I can’t go down to my studio to work on my jewelry, as my doctor has forbidden stairs for several weeks.  I am recovered enough to be […]

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Cooking Italy

I’ve already introduced you to Angela Of Spinach Tiger.  Well, she recently started a cooking group I couldn’t resist!  Cooking Italy is a group that will have us plowing through Marcella Hazan’s The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.  Angela will be hosting and assigning us four recipes a month until we are done with the […]

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