Lemon Biscotti

Iced Triple Lemon Biscotti (from Ciao Biscotti)

My mother went on vacation to California and she brought me back a lemon. That’s it…just a lemon…nothing else. And I was happy. Very, very happy.  She picked the lemon from a friend’s organic lemon tree in Berkeley, then packed it in her suitcase and schlepped it home. (I’m pretty sure she did some other stuff in between like shop and play Canasta). It was the biggest lemon I’d ever seen – it could have been a big yellow orange if […]

Linguine with Lemon

Linguine with Lemon and Living Longer in Limone, Italy

I really don’t know where to start talking about Limone, a charming village tucked away on the western shore of Lake Garda. We could begin with the beautiful, relaxed setting framed by the mountains towering above… Or I could tell you about the luscious, tangy, smooth, simple Tagliatelle al Limone I thoroughly enjoyed at a restaurant on the lakefront. Which goes exceptionally well with Lake Garda Lemon Tart for dessert I might add.  (At the end of this post is the Pasta with Lemon recipe […]

Risotto with Shrimp and Scallops

Risotto with Shrimp, Scallops and Asparagus (Risotto con Gamberi, Capesante e Asparagi)

If you invite me to your house for dinner, I will eat anything you prepare. Really. If you’re going through the time and effort to prepare a meal, I will wholeheartedly enjoy every bite. Dietary restrictions, food allergies and food aversions are not a part of my life, which probably makes me one of the easiest dinner guests you could ever have (and I even help with the dishes). When my kids were little, I told them I don’t care […]

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