This year the weather been like no other, including a strange growing season for tomatoes. One of my tomato varieties sadly did not make it and the other took over like a weed. The oddly shaped fruits made this wonderfully simple salad Marinated Garden Tomatoes & “Ricotta”, a little summer jewel.
What could be better than crispy toast, fresh summer tomatoes, prosciutto and cheese? Nothing. That’s why the simplicity of rustic cooking always is a little jewel in the Bijouxs Kitchen–Pan Cone Tomate (Tomato with Toast). Let’s eat. Continue reading Pan Cone Tomate (Tomato with Toast)
The Italians create fabulous food from almost nothing at all. Capellini en Brodo is an example of a rich pasta dish made from leftover Parmesan rinds and herbs. Italian simplicity is always a Little Jewel. Continue reading Capellini en Brodo
Soup, the perfect meal anytime. This corn soup is both beautiful and simple to prepare. Great for lunch or a light evening meal served with a salad and a glass of white wine. Chinese Corn Soup–everyday beauty all around us right here in our kitchens. Continue reading Chinese Corn Soup
“The peas are green! Spring has begun! Long live Venice!” The April 25th Venice tradition is for the Doge (the Chief Magistrate) to taste a spoonful of the city’s most famous dish, Risi e bisi, in public to annunciate the start the Feast of Saint Mark. Risi e bisi (Rice with Peas) marks the start of spring – join Bijouxs in celebrating this little jewel of dish. Continue reading Risi e bisi (Rice with Peas)