Category Archives: Recipes

Homemade Pasta


Even though I ate almost exclusively Italian food as a child, I didn’t grow up making pasta at home.  My 100% Irish mother (hi Mom!) is an amazing cook, and perfected the Italian family favorites, but for some reason we … Continue reading

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Summer Bounty: Plums


Sometimes you have a lot of one thing, and just need to use it before it needs to be thrown out.  Sometimes, in the midst of the heat of summer, that thing is a plum.  Or, two pounds of a … Continue reading

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For the love of olive


In our house we covet wine and swine (hence the blog’s name), and olive oil.  It’s used in just about everything we cook.  In fact, it wasn’t until college that I realized that not everyone has a bottle of olive … Continue reading

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Summer Cocktail: White Sangria


I guess white sangria is an oxymoron in its name- sangria usually musters up thoughts of sweetened red spanish wine.  But it’s hot – too hot for red wine (this is heresy for me- I rarely drink anything else- but … Continue reading

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Teasers


This is a big weekend, folks.  Lots of doin’ in the kitchen, and the grill, and the makeshift second grill (I wish I was kidding).  Full recap to come early next week, but we’re getting back to our New England … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Pizza


Happy Birthday America!  We celebrated the best way we knew how to as budding Washingtonians (does it still count as budding if we’ve been here over a decade?)- by avoiding the city at all costs. So instead of trekking into … Continue reading

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Blueberries! Ice Cream! Summer!


Tis the season for berries, particularly of the blue variety – at least down here, I know there are a few more weeks before they are ripe up in Maine – and I just can’t get enough of them.  Jason, however, … Continue reading

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