Of Course I Can!

The fleeting days of summer are always marked by canning rituals: tomato sauce; roasted peppers, pickled eggplant, fruit jams and pestos to name a few.  It’s all about taking the bounties of the garden at their prime and preserving their vibrant colors and flavors to brighten up cold and dark winter day. This year I…

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Scarpaccia: The Dish with Sole

Given the choice to live in a shoe or eat one, I’d take the latter particularly in the case of an Italian regional specialty known as scarpaccia. Scarpaccia is a savoury zucchini tart (think zucchini bread but better) originating from the Tuscan coastal areas of Viareggio and Camaiore.  Its name roughly translates to “old shoe”,…

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