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Mediterranean Monday: Pasta con Cime di Rapa

Cime di Rapa, also known as Rapini, Broccoli Rabe (or Raap or Raab), Broccoletti, Broccoli di Rape, Rape, Rappi or Friarielli is a veggie commonly found in many of the dishes of Southern Italy (in particular Basilicata , Puglia and Sicily). Read more

Mediterranean Monday: BBQ Season

Every Sunday afternoon, for the past number of weeks, my neighbour has been torturing me with the most amazing and delicious barbeque smells coming from over the fence. I haven’t seen an invite to join in yet but if I don’t get one soon, I may just have to crash his next Sunday lunch. So, in honour of the BBQ season that is now upon us, today’s Mediterranean Monday recipe is the easiest one of all: STEAK Tuscan-style. Read more

Olive Oil for Baking?

Everyone knows that Extra Virgin Olive Oil is one of the central elements in the Mediterranean diet. Used to dress salads, soups, pastas, grilled meat, saute and grill veggies, the base of most sauces… the list goes on and on. But few know EVOO also has a role in Italy and other mediterranean countries as a baking staple. Yes, I said baking!  Read more