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Clam soup with rice

I love vongole (clams). Anything with them in it just tastes healthy to me. Italians say that they are best eaten in months without an R in them – so gennaio (January), maggio (May), giugno (June), luglio (July), and agosto … Continue reading

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Pasta e fagioli

It’s meant to be spring, for heaven’s sake. But I’ve been told this is the coldest March on record in Italy for 50 years; the soil is still winter-cold and far too damp to – for example – plant potatoes which I … Continue reading

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Celeriac & carrot soup

Yet another way of using celeriac: this soup manages to taste clean and delicate but wintery and warming at the same time. And – a great advantage – it’s very quick. Celeriac – 1 medium root Carrot – 5 large … Continue reading

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Squash & apple soup

This year I have not had a single squash or pumpkin. (Well, not true, I have two pumpkins but they’re so small that I really don’t think they’re going anywhere.) I must have underestimated the amount of water they needed … Continue reading

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Courgette & apple soup

This year I have planted both pretty pale green Genovese courgettes and the regular darker green Roman ones. The extreme heat of early summer seems to have held the mildew which usual assails my plants in check… so far. There’s … Continue reading

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