Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Tuesday May 22, 2012

Heirloom Meals Radio:
Donna Kresiak

If you tuned into the middle of this show you would be sure you were hearing the story of someone who grew up in Italy, however, my dear friend Donna grew up right around the corner in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to a Venetian-born father and a mother who was also from Northern Italy.  Making Dandelion wine, siphoning vinegar from the barrel in the cellar and stocking up on specialty salame in Springfield were all a routine part of Donna's childhood.  Listen in to hear Donna Kresiak reminisce about the age-old practices her parents brought with them from Italy, some of which she continues to do today.  Listen in to Donna's show and you might even learn a thing or two about vinegar making!

Friday May 04, 2012

Carole’s Concoctions:
Meatless May

I was inspired by EatingWell Fast & Flavorful Meatless Meals: 150 Healthy Recipes Everyone Will Love (EatingWell), Eating Well Magazine's idea of using their book,  to eat my way through May without consuming meat.  I ordered the book a little late and it should be arriving soon, so I have had to improvise.

Here's what I concocted using Italian Kale and the first herbs from my garden: Kale and Cannellini Bean Soup.

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