Zucchini Soup

Zucchini Soup

You wouldn’t think that zucchini would have much flavor as a base flavor for a soup! But surprisingly enough it makes a beautiful silky, light and tasty soup.

This is one of those quick, easy and inexpensive recipes 30 minutes from start to finish.

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Cavatelli Pasta Recipe

Cavatelli Pasta Recipe This is one of my favorite pasta’s. It was a real rarity when I was growing up and served always on a Sunday or holiday. I love this so much that I actually bought a cavatelli maker from the states, so I can have it here in Sweden.

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Bocatelli with Tomato Sauce Anchovy, Red Pepper and Capers

Bocatelli with Tomato Sauce Anchovy, Red Pepper and Capers

OK OK I understand you’re confused – That’s not Bocatelli it’s Camponelli because that’s what I had in the cupboard tonight. I am putting this recipe up because it is truly one on my top 10 favorites of all time. I can eat this once a week and I actually have to keep it down to once a month.

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Tortiglioni with Tiny Shrimp and Smoked Salmon

Tortiglioni with Tiny Shrimp and Smoked Salmon

This little dish was if memory serves me right was introduced by Wolfgang Puck at Spago, way back in the early 90’s. He was of course the guy who introduced smoked salmon on pizza! There are some horrible versions of this recipe and I think I have been served many of them.

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Tomato and Tuna Sauce with Olives

Tomato and Tuna Sauce with Olives

This is one of my favorite and easiest recipes that I know. I usually make this with Linguini or thicker Bucatini but it doesn’t matter that much which pasta you use it’s always good and spicy.

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Humus with Tahini

Humus with Tahini

This is a good fast recipe, about 10 minutes. If you are having friends over and need things to pick on. Just be sure to have enough bread for everyone. Most of the ingredients should be in the cabinet already.

Because this is so simple it was extremely popular back in the eighties but really has never disappeared which is a tribute to its constant popularity.

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Marinated Cherve

Marinated Cherve

Your friends will really love getting these as gifts. Make them any size you like. Give these as gifts around the holidays this is the amount you will need for 4 – 1/2 liter (or 1/2 quart) jars. You can make as many of these as you like.

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Asparagus with Sauce Hollandaise

Asparagus with Sauce Hollandaise

Use as a first course or in place of the salad course. This recipe will give enough sauce for 4-6 portions. The recipe can be doubled without a problem.

This is a classic sauce for early thin asparagus that I really enjoy. Although steamed or poached asparagus are great with a little vinaigrette,

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Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

I wouldn’t say that this is a recipe at all. It’s so simple but tasty and gives you another idea for asparagus. You can roast them without the Parmesan and serve them with a vinaigrette.

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Chèvre Ravioli with Red Beets, Zucchini and Anchovies

Chèvre Ravioli with Red Beets, Zucchini and Anchovies

This is a great dish, very elegant, but it does take a bit of time to prepare. I think it’s really worth the work. Follow it up with something that is easy to make such as a small roast or racks of lamb.

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A Quick Note

I wanted to take a minute to say that I do try and weigh as many of the ingredients as I can. I think it helps make recipe results more consistent. Of course professional bakers even measure liquids by weight. I don't mind pulling out my little digital scale when I need to.

Canapes


I don't have a many canapes here. The ones I share are super quick, very tasty and most of all tasty. Your guests will appreciate the effort.

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