| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Extreme Pizza Pull Apart Bread
Makes 1 loaf (4-5 servings)
1 batch frozen pizza dough, thawed
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1-2 cloves fresh, minced garlic
1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed...
| Dec 26, 2012
One very simple, fail-safe wine and food pairing is a tannic red wine and seared steer. The normally astringent, even bitter tannins of many red wines are quickly mollified by both the blood protein and the fat of red meat (especially when it is not...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Fiore's IV Italian Restaurant
17 Whiting St., Plainville
860-747-1700 and http://www.fioresplainville.com
Fiore's IV calls itself "a taste of Italy in downtown Plainville," and that's right on the money. A Groupon deal made us want to visit, and...
| Jun 23, 2013
In the middle of the day I drove to the middle of nowhere, where I had to wait until midafternoon.
If I'd had a stack of novels I might have read one. If I had the ability, I might have written one.
Instead, I went shopping. Middle Nowhere has a...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Our Pasta Rustica features a homemade sauce that's so tasty and easy to make, you'll never buy the stuff in a jar again. So boil that water and throw in the pasta because it's time to eat!
Cooking Time: 30 min
What You'll Need:
| Apr 27, 2013
Traditionally, working folk dreamed of retiring to California to grow citrus, or more recently wine grapes, but these days the second career crop of choice appears to be artisanal olive oil. Fresh, local oil is all the rage; universities and industry...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:44 AM
First impression: Some people come for a taste of home. Others for a taste of something new. Bravo is a no-fuss, order-from-the-counter Peruvian joint that won't disappoint. The specialty is oversize sandwiches that are equal parts Peruvian and big-...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 12:30 PM
This week we continue with the different types of muffuletta.
This is a mouth-watering version without scooping out the delicious soft innards of bread.
Allow the olive salad and extra virgin olive oil to drench every nook and cranny to give you...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 12:37 PM
1 pound macaroni
2 ribs of celery (cut up)
30 olives (cut up)
26 grape tomatoes (cut up)
2 cans shrimp with juice
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup miracle whip or another cup of mayonnaise
Boil macaroni. Cut up celery,...
| Apr 17, 2013
As Imperial Valley growers cope with water shortages and look for niche markets, one area farmer is betting that an ancient crop will soon get its moment in the sun.
Olives are ideally suited for the Imperial Valley’s desert climate, said Don...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:22 AM
In the first version of this sandwich, I gave you the basics.
Now it's time to "Make it Happen" as I say in the kitchen.
We are going to start with the basics but change up the olive salad a bit to give it a little different flavor. Then we will...