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Pesto

Pesto Nothing expresses the flavors of Summer more then fresh basil from the garden.  Basil is in the same family as mint, and it can grow rapidly, almost like a … Read More

Artichokes

Artichokes The Artichoke (Cynara Scolymus) has been around for thousands of years.  Today, artichokes are generally grown in Southern Italy and Sicily.  Sicilian artichokes are very tender, and are often roasted … Read More

Sunday Gravy

Sunday Gravy Sunday Gravy, meat sauce, or, the “Red Lead” as the character Tony Soprano used to call it.  My family too came from Newark, directly off the boat from … Read More