Pantesca, Sicilian summer salad

Pantesca, Sicilian summer salad

Interested in joining a cooking class in Sicily? Email us for a few suggestions! Wednesday is my favorite day of the week, that’s because the Zolle farm produce box delivery is on that day. No need to walk to the market in this heat, my fresh and local fruit and...
Recipe: Stewed Lentils

Recipe: Stewed Lentils

If you’re looking for an inexpensive, healthy, and quick weeknight dinner, lentils fit the bill. This recipe combines green lentils with onion, carrots, celery, herbs, and a little pancetta for a filling and wholesome dinner. You can serve them as they are, or...
Chocolate Almond Cantucci

Chocolate Almond Cantucci

I always find that the need to bake arrives without warning. During the holidays, that sudden calling comes ten fold and I find myself elbow-deep in flour, chocolate, and other wonderful sweet-forming treats. The kitchen hums with the sound of mixers and warming ovens...
Recipe: Puntarelle

Recipe: Puntarelle

If you went to Rome in January, you’d be hard pressed not to find puntarelle on every trattoria menu. That’s because this plant is very special to Romans—the vegetable has a very short growing season, and it is typical of the region around Rome. Puntarelle...
Recipe: Escarole soup

Recipe: Escarole soup

Escarole soup is one of those winter classics you’ll want to have in your arsenal. It’s quick, filling, and inexpensive to prepare.  This recipe uses canned beans, which means that from start to finish the soup hardly takes 35 minutes. You could use dried...