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Typical Slow Start

The calendar says May, and leaves and flowers have sprouted, but Spring on Cape Cod is more fantasy than reality. Ocean breezes that cool us during the summer chill us in April and May. But the sky is blue, and … Continue reading

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Sign of Spring

basking in the sun lettuce in a window box stronger by the day

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Adapted Chicken Scarpariello

Using Lidia Bastianich’s recipe as a starting point, I added sautéed spinach and Italian sausage to the basic recipe. Served with mashed potatoes, and a salad, this dish served six with leftovers. One thing I know about myself is that … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Stuffed Artichokes

Interestingly enough, in Italian households, Spring and artichokes seem to go hand in hand. We have fond memories of Frank’s father’s stuffed artichokes. I basically followed his simple approach to the process, only adding lemon. I also decided to steam … Continue reading

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Restaurant Inspired Shrimp

Biagetti’s in West Haven, CT is memorable on many levels. It’s Old School Italian at its finest. The last time we were there, I had lightly sautéed shrimp on a bed of lemony spinach. The shrimp were large and butterfied. They … Continue reading

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New Birth

and then there were lambs singing a song of springtime and new beginnings  

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Paths

Thinking about paths. Some solitary and shaded. Some populated with sprites. All beckoning.

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