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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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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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An Artist Has to Eat . . .

I have two friends who write food blogs.  They have interesting posts about food and the BEST recipes!  I just have to share – they are that good! At Home With Vicki Bensinger features Vicki’s recipes and fascinating food posts.  Vicki has been teaching culinary classes for over 17 years and I only wish we […]

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