Month: October 2008

  • Shrimp with Fennel, Green Olives, Red Onion, and White Wine & Stuffed Tomatoes

    I came across these two dishes in The Olive and The Caper when looking for recipes that used fennel, which showed up in our CSA box this week.  The shrimp was incredibly easy to make and FAST — the tomatoes took a little more work (and a lot more time!) but were well worth it.  […]

  • We Heart (Italian) Food: Rome, the Cinque Terre, and Venice

    After spending almost an entire week in Northern Italy, it was time to journey down to Rome for a few days.  We stayed in the Appio Latino district, a few underground stops from the city center.  We found the best restaurants were away from the super-touristy spots, hidden in small side streets, and sometimes didn’t even […]

  • Fennel and White Bean Stew

    Lisa wanted to cook something tonight, and keeping in mind that we had some great veggies to use from the CSA box, found this hearty stew on Fatfree Vegan Kitchen.  Lisa made some modifications that changed it to be neither fat-free nor vegan, but it still remained healthy and was simple and delicious.  We love […]

  • We Heart (Italian) Food: The Dolomites

      As mentioned in a previous post, Lisa and I just returned from our honeymoon in Italy: almost three full weeks of hiking, sightseeing, riding the rails, and of course, eating! Our first week in Italy was spent far north, hiking in the Dolomites.  Hiking up there bore little resemblance to hiking in the States, […]

  • Pollo Pulquero

    Our first post after our almost three weeks in Italy (w00t honeymoon!) is this chicken dish from Rick Bayless’s Mexican Everyday. The original recipe calls to prepare it in a slow-cooker, but, not owning one, we went with the oven-bake method instead. This was a perfect recipe match to our CSA box, which this week […]