Affogato (Ice Cream or Gelato with Espresso)

La povertà è la madre di tutte le arti or for us English folks, we say: necessity is the mother of invention.  What does this saying have to do with today’s post besides that fact that it’s also Italian?  Well, have you ever had guests stopped by unexpectedly and if you are like me, these are… Continue reading Affogato (Ice Cream or Gelato with Espresso)

Penne with Sausage and Rapini

Rapini a.k.a. broccoli rabe is one of those vegetables that is super healthy and green, but one that we have avoided for some time.  The reason why we’ve avoided it until now, is because I made this special dinner for Arkadi when we were dating and I made some sauteed rapini as a side dish.… Continue reading Penne with Sausage and Rapini