We are deep in indian summer here in Minnesota. Peppers seem to be the last thing to arrive, unaware that it's almost October. With 80 degree days, they just keep coming. To preserve the late bounty of my garden, I made Italian-style giardiniera.
This is my version of Mascarpone Cheese, flavored with French vanilla and a touch of confectionary sugar. Considering a tiny container of it costs upwards of $6, it is very handy to keep tartaric acid on hand for making Mascarpone (about the same pri
Not quite a pickled mushroom, and more than a marinated mushroom, this is the Italian preservation technique called sott'olio, which results in an especially meaty preserved shroom -- especially if you use porcini or chanterelles.