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Homegrown is alright with me. It’s never too early to plan a garden, and these days, with all the info on the Internet and all the mail order catalogs there is plenty to sift through. In just a few weeks it will be time to actually plant. Now is the time to do a little […]
Fresh Mushroom Herb Salad Many people, when asked to name olive oil producing regions of Italy, do not immediately think of Abruzzo. This pastoral region set in central Italy east of Rome is well known for its spectacular vistas, majestic mountains, and expanse of Adriatic coastline. Yet olive trees and grape vines cover Abruzzo’s mountain […]
Forget mushroom soup in a can. Once you taste this homemade soup brimming with the taste of cremini mushrooms and winter vegetables you will never go back. It’s a snap to make, and now is the time to do it. Cremini mushrooms are easy to find and they are delicious. These small brown mushrooms are […]
Mushrooms and Zucchini with Nepitella and Italian Parsley I love growing herbs and vegetables, and my garden offers quite a wonderful bounty. It must be in my DNA. As a youth in Abruzzo, my grandfather, Gaetano Crocetti was a farm laborer. We Crocettis’ have been at this for a very long time. If you read […]
Also known as calaminta, this herb grows wild in Italy, especially in Tuscany and Umbria. A “sleeper” herb, it is gaining popularity here in the states. Its flavor can best be described as a cross between mint and oregano. It is particularly complementary to beef and lamb. Try it added off the heat to a […]