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Cauliflower

This is a hearty pasta dish featuring cauliflower (a Sicilian favorite). read more...
Cherry Tomatoes (On-the-Vine)

I am happy to share this recipe, which is very common in Sicily. The pomodoro sauce is described as "crudo" because the tomatoes and other ingredients are not really cooked - they are bursting with flavor and need only a warming through. (For a variation, you can add 1 tsp of rinsed, drained and chopped capers to the marinade.) read more...
Fresh Pea Pods

Fresh peas are a natural match for orecchiette pasta - the "little ears" are just concave enough to nestle one pea. In Southern Italy they are also combined with cavatelli - the tightly clenched pasta shells.

This recipe uses prosciutto and mushrooms for additional flavor, but you can omit them and still have a very tasty dish. If you prefer rice to pasta as your starch of choice, you can spoon this pea melange over steamed Basmati rice. It would make a wonderful side for grilled or roasted fish. read more...
Shrimp

Fresh peas are a natural match for orecchiette pasta - the "little ears" are just concave enough to nestle one pea. In Southern Italy they are also combined with cavatelli - the tightly clenched pasta shells.

This recipe uses prosciutto and mushrooms for additional flavor, but you can omit them and still have a very tasty dish. If you prefer rice to pasta as your starch of choice, you can spoon this pea melange over steamed Basmati rice. It would make a wonderful side for grilled or roasted fish. read more...
Dandelion Greens

Dandelion greens have a sharp flavor and, in Springtime, a very silky texture, which is a combination Italians adore. They mostly enjoy it raw in salads.

Those who prefer to tame the bitter flavor a bit will enjoy this pasta preparation. We wilt the dandelion leaves in a little garlic-and-pancetta flavored olive oil, then combine them with cooked Navy beans and penne.

This pasta preparation is quite thick, but the bright assertive flavor of dandelion greens gives it a fresh, lively feel. read more...
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