Breakfast Recipes

Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is more difficult to pronounce than it is to make. It is an elegant breakfast offering, but also makes a good dessert or afternoon snack. The first time I ever tasted it was at a rustic bed and breakfast in southern France. The proprietor picked the cherries from a tree in the garden and …

Recipes

Cherry Ginger Margarita

These fresh and zesty margaritas are lovely on a summer evening. Mango, pineapple or melon can be substituted for the cherries. Makes 6 cocktails INGREDIENTS 1 large knob of ginger, about 4 ounces, chopped in 1/2″ chunks 1 cup cherries, pitted (or other fruit, roughly chopped) 2 cups water 1 cup fresh lime juice 1 …

Biscotti & Desserts Recipes

Mary Berry’s Bakewell Tart

Recipe courtesy of BBC.co.uk Fans of the Great British Bake Off will be familiar with Mary Berry and with all things Bakewell, a village in Derbyshire, UK where this dessert was perhaps created. This tasty tart has a pastry crust which is covered with homemade raspberry jam, topped with almond cream, and glazed with almond …

Cocktails Recipes

Bloody Mary

Makes 2 cocktails INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 tablespoons Ritrovo Selections Tomato Balsamic Vinegar 1 teaspoon Worchester sauce 1 teaspoon horseradish 1 teaspoon Fior di Maiella Spicy Bruschetta Salt 8 ounces vodka 16 ounces tomato or V-8 juice For the rimmer: Lime wedge, 1 teaspoon Spicy Bruchetta Salt, 2 teaspoons raw sugar, 2 teaspoons …

Bread & Pastry Recipes

Parmesan Herb Scones

These savory little scones are delicious on their own or made into sandwiches filled with salami or prosciutto and our Pear Balsamic Chutney. Makes about 12 Scones INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1½ teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1½ teaspoons Culinary Mixed Herb Powder by Michele Ferrante* (More for garnish.) ½ …

Cocktails Recipes

Pimm’s No. 1 Cup

The Pimm’s Cup started as a health drink in 1840s London. This gin-based digestif is bitter and herbaceous and makes a refreshing summer cocktail when mixed with ginger ale or lemonade. The Pimm’s Cup is the favorite cooler at Wimbledon, where it’s served by the pitcher. Makes 1 cocktail INGREDIENTS 1 part Pimm’s No. 1 …

Bread & Pastry Breakfast Recipes

Italian Cornetti

This Italian cousin of the French croissant is a little sweeter and has a slightly different texture. Cornetti can be made with butter or lard (yes lard!), but the combination of the two gives them a buttery flavor and fluffy texture. They can be filled with pastry cream, Nutella, or served with jam…apricot being the …

Biscotti & Desserts Bread & Pastry Recipes

Pasticciotti

The first time I ever tried these was at a hotel breakfast buffet in Naples, they were so delicious I ate three of them and only felt a little ashamed! These addicting little pastries are native to Lecce in Puglia, southern Italy but were first commercially produced in Naples. The invention of pasticciotti is credited …

Entrees Recipes Salads Vegetables

Roasted Asparagus Caprese

Full of the fresh flavors of spring, this dish is the perfect accompaniment to roasted meats, but makes a complete vegetarian meal as well. INGREDIENTS 1.5 pounds asparagus 1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved 3 tablespoons Casina Rossa Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tablespoon Fior di Maiella Spicy Bruschetta Salt 8 ounce ball of fresh Mozzarella, sliced into …