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Ever tasted rhubarb in a savory dish? Time to try! In this recipe I used it with fresh cranberry beans and the result is excellent http://www.pulcetta.com/2016/07/recipe-rhubarb-berbere-cranberry-beans-borlotti.html #beans   #recipeideas   #rhubarb  
garden flavors (tablecloth by La FABBRICA del LINO) Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather start a catering company in Dublin, Ireland, and in so doing bring together the large cast of characters in Maeve Binchy's novel Scarlet Feather, the current selection of our Cook the Books Club. Such cast includes the protagonists' families, spouse and spouse's family (for Cathy), girlfriend (for Tom), friends, clients and more. While some characters have more elem...
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garden flavors (tablecloth by La FABBRICA del LINO) Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather start a catering company in Dublin, Ireland, and in so doing bring together the large cast of characters in Maeve Binchy's novel Scarlet Feather, the current selection of our Cook the Books Club. Such cast includes the protagonists' families, spouse and spouse's family (for Cathy), girlfriend (for Tom), friends, clients and more. While some characters have more elem...
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I asked two farmers for their favorite recipes: the result is in my latest piece for the North Coast Journal Hint: it's all about tomatoes!
http://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/farmers-favorites/Content?oid=3900810 #farmersmarket   #recipeideas   #vegetarianrecipe   #veganrecipe  
When in doubt, ask the farmer. Wondering about the name of a strange-looking vegetable or fruit? Unsure how to prepare some produce you only bought...
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Roasted strawberry frittata: sounds strange, tastes great. Read the recipe in my latest piece for the North Coast Journal​ http://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/the-many-lives-of-strawberries/Content?oid=3867541 #italianfood   #strawberries   #eggs   #recipeideas  
When I buy a basket of strawberries, I put my nose in them and inhale deeply. I smell sun, spring then summer, long days and...
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Fresh onions and homemade ricotta make a stellar pair in a tart inspired by Alexandra Risen's memoir Unearthed: http://www.pulcetta.com/2016/07/recipe-onion-ricotta-tart.html for The Book Club Cookbook's ‪#‎UnearthedParty‬ ‪#‎garden‬ ‪#‎books‬ ‪#‎recipe‬
onion and ricotta tart in good company (tablecloth by La FABBRICA del LINO) In her memoir Unearthed: Love, Acceptance, and Other Lessons from an Abandoned Garden1 author Alexandra Risen2 tells two stories of discovery: one pertains the garden around the house into which she moves with her husband and young son and the other pertains her Ukrainian-born parents, who were displaced by WWII and finally migrated to Edmonton, Canada, in 1953. The book ...
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Celebrate celery with this omelette inspired by a novel: read recipe and book teaser at http://www.pulcetta.com/2016/06/recipe-breakfast-celery-omelette-sedano.html #breakfastideas   #eggs   #vegetarianrecipe   #novelfood   #bookreview  
[cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] celery omelette topped with some mashed avocado (tablecloth by La FABBRICA del LINO) Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson called out at me from a table at a library book sale and just like the country in which is it set, Norway, it grabbed me immediately. The sky, the woods, the water, everything is expansive in Norway, majestic, yet quiet. Petterson's prose is like that. Life's familiar the...
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Five kinds of seeds + water is all it's needed to make these crackers. Crunchy and tasty, you'll love them http://www.pulcetta.com/2016/05/recipe-gluten-free-seed-crackers.html #seeds   #glutenfree   #novelfood   #books   #crackers  
[cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] cheese, seed crackers and red walnuts1 (table runner by La FABBRICA del LINO) Please, have your cake or pie and eat my portion too. I am happy with the small plate in the photo. The cheeses are (from the left): Garroxta (goat milk, Catalonia), my homemade Gouda with pecans, Blu di Caravaggio (buffalo milk, Italy; my favorite blue cheese). And the crackers are a perfect accompaniment for all ...
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Roasted strawberry frittata. Don't let the strangeness stop you: it tastes great. http://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/the-many-lives-of-strawberries/Content?oid=3867541 #italianfood   #eggs   #strawberries   #vegetarianrecipe  
When I buy a basket of strawberries, I put my nose in them and inhale deeply. I smell sun, spring then summer, long days and...
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Have you ever asked farmers for their favorite recipes? I asked two of them and wrote about the result in my latest article for the North Coast Journal http://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/farmers-favorites/Content?oid=3900810 #farmersmarket   #vegetarianrecipe   #tomatoes   #salsa  
When in doubt, ask the farmer. Wondering about the name of a strange-looking vegetable or fruit? Unsure how to prepare some produce you only bought...
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Fresh onions and homemade ricotta make a stellar pair in this savory tart http://www.pulcetta.com/2016/07/recipe-onion-ricotta-tart.html for The Book Club Cookbook's ‪ #italianfood   #garden   #bookreview  
onion and ricotta tart in good company (tablecloth by La FABBRICA del LINO) In her memoir Unearthed: Love, Acceptance, and Other Lessons from an Abandoned Garden1 author Alexandra Risen2 tells two stories of discovery: one pertains the garden around the house into which she moves with her husband and young son and the other pertains her Ukrainian-born parents, who were displaced by WWII and finally migrated to Edmonton, Canada, in 1953. The book ...
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Make celery protagonist with this omelette inspired by a novel: recipe and book intro at http://www.pulcetta.com/2016/06/recipe-breakfast-celery-omelette-sedano.html #vegetarianrecipe   #breakfast   #lunch   #eggs  
[cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] celery omelette topped with some mashed avocado (tablecloth by La FABBRICA del LINO) Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson called out at me from a table at a library book sale and just like the country in which is it set, Norway, it grabbed me immediately. The sky, the woods, the water, everything is expansive in Norway, majestic, yet quiet. Petterson's prose is like that. Life's familiar the...
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Five kinds of seeds + water is all you need to make these crackers. Crunchy and tasty, everybody will love them http://www.pulcetta.com/2016/05/recipe-gluten-free-seed-crackers.html #seeds #glutenfree #novelfood #books #crackers #vegetarian #vegan
[cliccare il link per andare alla versione in italiano] cheese, seed crackers and red walnuts1 (table runner by La FABBRICA del LINO) Please, have your cake or pie and eat my portion too. I am happy with the small plate in the photo. The cheeses are (from the left): Garroxta (goat milk, Catalonia), my homemade Gouda with pecans, Blu di Caravaggio (buffalo milk, Italy; my favorite blue cheese). And the crackers are a perfect accompaniment for all ...
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    Computer Science, 1998 - 2001
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An Italian transplanted in California with a passion for making things by hand
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An Italian with a West Coast perspective of my native country. My roots are planted in Italy, while my branches are in creative cooking, cheese making, bread baking, food writing, photography, book and box making, kayaking, and more.
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Wildlife Photography: Lessons It’s Taught Me - Women's National Book Ass...
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Written by Elaine Miller Bond Back in 2004, on a vacation in Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park, I attended a fascinating lecture by Dr. John

Team Oxen
www.northcoastjournal.com

Since 2009, Kevin and Melanie Cunningham of Shakefork Community Farm have been farming on 85 acres in the Van Duzen River floodplain in sunn

Music of the (Edible) Spheres
www.northcoastjournal.com

Somehow in my 20 years living in the U.S., I had neither heard of nor met aebleskiver. Last year, a photo I stumbled upon while...

What is Not Given is Lost: Sharing Your Gifts - Women's National Book As...
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Written by Michael Larsen He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much. – Lao-Tzu, 6th Century B.C.E. As a reader, writer, and member

San Francisco Writers' Conference Free Events - Women's National Book As...
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The 2016 edition of the San Francisco Writers’ Conference (SFWC) will be held Thursday, February 11 through Sunday, February 14 at the Mark

Dip into Muhammara
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I like to make world peace happen on my table. As I am going through a dip phase, recently I have prepared various batches of...

Sweetening Wintertime
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It happens every year. Summer is over and I am despondent. It's not that I don't like fall. Our fall season is glorious: from golden...

Champola de Guanabana
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By Maria Guanabana or Soursop is one of the fruits I grew up with. This fruit can be eaten by itself or it can be made into a drink. We made

The Book Club Cheerleader’s Top 10 Summer Reads 2015, Part 2 - Women's N...
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Top 10 Summer Reads 2015, Part 2 By Marsha Toy Engstrom for WNBA-Sf Chapter, click here to read now.

Hooray for Carrots — for Once
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Have you ever been excited to find carrots at the farmers market or in your CSA share? Have you ever picked up a bunch of...

Easter Egg Bread
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I used to go egg hunting as a child. When visiting friends with chickens, I would go into the henhouse to look for an egg...

Make It Green
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March is a difficult month. No longer winter and not yet spring, it is a kind of limbo in which the promise of spring may...

A Good Start
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If we think of January as the morning of the year, then breakfast is a perfect topic to consider now. I can see the words...

Chuvannulli Achar: Kerala Style Pickled Shallots
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I know it has been months since I left that last blog of mine. While I did intent to take a break from blogging as things got somewhat stale

Orange Salad
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The holidays remind me that I grew up elsewhere. I enjoy watching children working at their gingerbread creations, but I don't have my own p

That Old Ace in the Hole: the roundup
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It's time for the roundup of Cook the Books' Club October-November 2014 edition for which we read That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx.

Winter Glow
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Asian persimmons are festive: in shades from yellow to red-orange, depending on the variety, they glow in the crystalline light of the final

Baking Beauties
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Cosmetically challenged," read the politically correct sign on a case of apples I saw at a farmers market a few years ago. I applaud the...

Tout Sweet Corn
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My memories of eating freshly harvested corn as a child in Italy involve a field and fire, but no pot or butter. I ate corn...

Mac N' Cheese
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