Whats in a Name? (Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Red Pepper)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

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Broccoli rabe, rapini,  broccoletti, broccoli raab.  Depending on where in the world you live, these nutritious leafy green bundles go by many aliases.  Call them whatever you like.   I call them delicious.

Broccoli Rabe was a staple in my family’s diet when I was growing up.  Honestly, it almost qualified as a comfort food!  We probably ate it two or three times a week in various incarnations – with slabs of  fresh mozzarella in between thick slices of rustic Italian bread; tossed with sausage, olive oil and Parmesan cheese over pasta; and simply sautéed with garlic, red pepper flakes and olive oil, just like I’ve made it here.  What was the allure?  I couldn’t say.  I guess we were just a broccoli rabe kind of family.  Sometimes, you just have to take things as they are.  read more >>

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I was blessed with another batch of beautiful rainbow carrots in my basket from Suncoast Organics this week.  You may recall that the last time I had some, I pickled them with some daikon radish and made a lovely Do Chua.  This time, I wanted to show the carrots …

Do Chua (Vietnamese Carrot and Daikon Pickle)

Friday, August 13, 201020 Comments

Are you getting sick of me talking about Suncoast Organics yet?  I hope not, because I’m going to talk about them again.  This week I got the prettiest rainbow-colored carrots in my goodie box.  Another “first” for me. I’d seen pictures of them in cookbooks and magazines, but …

Apple-Maple Acorn Squash Puree & Alltop

Saturday, November 15, 200834 Comments

You know that we’re firmly entrenched in Autumn when almost every other recipe you see on the blogs contains some form of pumpkin, butternut or acorn squash. It’s inevitable. A myriad of orange-hued dishes abound, both sweet and savory. Pies, breads, cakes, soups, and …

Autumn Falls In: Bacon-Pecan Brussels Sprouts Saute

Monday, September 22, 200830 Comments

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The Holy Grail of Sweet Potatoes

Wednesday, November 21, 200718 Comments

I think I could live without any other dish at Thanksgiving dinner, as long as I have these Candied Sweet Potatoes. Sticky, gooey, creamy and chewy, they are truly the Holy Grail of sweet potatoes! It is my mother’s recipe and she has faithfully made it every year …

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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