I know what you are thinking…again with the peaches! The season is so short, who can resist when your favorite market stocks the most luscious blush peaches. Summer in Northern California has been hot and uncharacteristically humid – we want dessert but not too much fussing. White Peaches Stuffed with Sheep Milk Ricotta is exactly what I was looking for….
Archives for July 2016
Italian Almond Cake – Torta di Mandorle
Almond based dishes are a staple of Cucina Italiana from beverages to decadent desserts. Almond paste or pasta di mandorle is the basis for popular sweets throughout the Italian peninsula. On my last visit to Italy my cousin surprised me with a supply of Italian almond paste, so fragrant that when I arrived home the sweet smell of almonds perfumed the contents of our luggage. I simply had to do something special with it. A classic Italian Almond Cake or Torta di Mandorle would be a spectacular way to pay tribute to this wonderful gift….
Frittata with Zucchini Flowers & Ricotta – Frittata di Fiori di Zucca e Ricotta
Frittata with Zucchini Flowers and Ricotta just says summer, doesn’t it? The delicate blossoms are at every summer farm stand just waiting to be featured and why not in a frittata? The versatile frittata is a staple during the long hot days of summer when produce is at its peak and the desire heat up the kitchen is definitely at its lowest.