Parmigiana di Zucchini

3 or 4 firm zucchini, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 ½ tablespoon sea salt 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil2 pounds of your favorite tomato sauce (or my simple tomato sauce recipe from my eggplant parmigiana here)1/2 cup asiago cheese, grated1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano, grated1 pound low-moisture mozzarella, shredded To prepare the zucchini, sprinkle eggplants all over … Continue reading Parmigiana di Zucchini

Limoncello, Mandarinetto and other citrus Italian liquors

Winter, when citrus are in season and at the best of their flavor, is my favorite time to make limoncello. In that way I can preserve its refreshing flavor and enjoy it all year round. Limoncello is a traditional, lemon-flavored, southern-Italian dessert liqueur that is often served chilled as “digestivo” after a meal. It is … Continue reading Limoncello, Mandarinetto and other citrus Italian liquors

Holiday Star Bread

For the dough 1 tablespoon dry yeast 3/4 cup milk¼ cup butter3 tablespoon sugar1 ½ teaspoon salt2 large eggs, beaten1 teaspoon lemon zest 3 ½ cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour For the filling 1/4 cup butter soften1 cup chopped walnuts1/2 cup sugar1 tablespoon cinnamon For the glaze 1 yolk1 Tablespoon water Place yeast in a bowl. … Continue reading Holiday Star Bread

Carrot Ginger Soup

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil1 onion, coarsely chopped4 large carrots, peeled and cut in 1-inch pieces2 tablespoon ginger, sliced4 cups water or chicken or vegetable stock3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped1/4 teaspoon nutmeg1 teaspoon fennel seedszest of 1 lemon1 tablespoon white wine vinegar2 tablespoon tomato pastesalt and pepper to taste1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped Heat … Continue reading Carrot Ginger Soup