once on this island. {sardinia}

I have never been to Sardinia, but I was inspired to make this dish after watching (and re-watching) Anthony Bourdain’s epic trip to the island (Sardegna, in Italian) on an episode of No Reservations.  One of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, it is technically part of Italy, as far as geography goes, but it […]

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a simple summer pasta.

Hello readers!  I’m so sorry that it’s been a month between posts (again) – Jules and I have been busy planning our wedding and getting ready for our trip to France (we leave tomorrow!).  I thought I’d at least leave one post before heading out in search of amazing delicacies in Bordeaux, Bergerac, and San […]

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it’s a sweet potato party!

I had two gorgeous sweet potatoes (or yams?) sitting on my kitchen table for a while and I wasn’t sure what to do with them.  Mashing them seemed so…boring.  I ended up making these lovely gnocchi – though I have to say, I ended up with way more gnocchi dough than intended! Gnocchi are no […]

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veggie love: swiss chard ravioli

I haven’t really cooked with chard before.  I have always seen it at the market, looking all healthy and colorful and packed with vitamins, but my go-to has always been kale and spinach.  This hearty leafy green beckoned to me from its bin and I snapped up two large bunches.  A couple of weeks ago, […]

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