Tomato Lentil Soup with Italian Rice and Spinach

Love, love lentils!  Here is a luscious lentil soup that is filling and satisfying.  A few slices of bacon (optional) adds a smokey flavor.  This is high in fiber and nutrients.  If you have homemade stock (poultry or vegetable) and … Continue reading

Antipasto: Roasted Red Peppers with Garlic and Capers

A delicious part of an antipasto platter. Some of the more common Antipastos are those that could be preserved, stored for the winter months when they could be pulled down and one can enjoy a bite of summer. Roasted Red … Continue reading

Melanzane Sott’Olio, Eggplant Preserved in Olive Oil

Eggplant preserved in Olive Oil

One of the few recipes I actually got from the chef before I left home.  The eggplant was served as a salad on occasion in the little restaurant, and I couldn’t get enough of it.  Before I left, I took … Continue reading