A Fun Weekend and Caponata

It was a great weekend! Started off Saturday with hanging out with new friends, which was a lot of fun. We met this family through the girls’ dancing school. We’ve actually met 4 years ago, gingerly talking in the waiting room of the school every weekend during dance sessions. Just some of the few people…

Polpette

I often reference my Mother, the Sicilian Goddess of the kitchen, because she really is an amazing cook.  Really I should get her an apron with that personalized.  Her meatballs are savory, bite-sized portions of perfection. One thing my Mom taught me about her meatballs, which is something she learned from my Nonna, is that they are not…

Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom and Shallot Gravy

Beef Tenderloin with Mushroom and Shallot Gravy One (3 pound) beef tenderloin roast, preferably trimmed and tied 1 tsp of each salt and freshly cracked black pepper 3 tbsp of butter cubed 3-4 sprigs or 1 tbsp dried lavender 3-4 sprigs or 1 tbsp dried thyme 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil For the Gravy…

Pork Loin Roast with Mushroom Gravy

Pork Loin Roast with Mushroom Gravy 1 lb pork roast For the marinade: 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oi 1 tbsp dried lavender 1 tbsp dried thyme 1 tbsp dried rosemary 2 cloves of garlic chopped roughly for flavor 1 tsp of each S&P For Gravy: 15 baby bella mushrooms, washed and cut in thirds…