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May 8, 2015
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Antipasto Platter

When I was a kid, one of the restaurants we went to was an Italian pizzeria. There was a chef in the front, throwing and stretching pizza dough for all to see. We always ordered a huge family size pizza and I always burned my tongue on the hot melted cheese, too impatient to wait […]

Cut artichoke hearts into fourths or eighths. Combine artichokes, olive oil, tarragon, lemon juice.

May 6, 2015
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Marinated Artichoke Hearts with Tarragon

I always keep jars of artichoke hearts packed in water in my pantry. I can incorporate them into a vegetable puree, a green soup, an artichoke pesto or in this case as part of my antipasto platter. I prefer artichoke hearts packed in water over those packed in oil. I don’t like the type of […]

These marinated mozzarella balls are bite size portion and compliment the other antipasto selections perfectly.

May 4, 2015
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Mozzarella Balls with Basil and Red Pepper Flakes

I always include these as part of any antipasto platter. They are bite size portions and compliment the other antipasto selections. Sometimes these are called bocconcini and are sold packed in watery whey; sometimes they are sold packed in olive oil. However you buy them, they will work in this recipe. You can make any […]

I roast several dozen cloves of garlic at once and keep them on hand.

May 1, 2015
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Sautéed Spinach

Sautéed Spinach is quick, easy and delicious. This takes on a depth of flavor because I sauté the spinach with oven roasted garlic. I roast several dozen cloves of garlic at once and keep them on hand for vegetable sauté, homemade pizzas, or for garlic lovers, spread it directly on a toasted baguette. OVEN ROASTED […]