Bee’s Knees Cocktail

The bee’s knees, along with the cat’s whiskers, entered the US lexicon in the 1920s. Both phrases are called into use to describe something of excellence. The Bee’s Knees, a sweet, citrus cocktail, lives up to its moniker, and will [read more]

The BEST Fish Sandwich

Laurie Lee’s Fussy Fishwich (enough for two sandwiches and a little left over) Do you remember Petes Seaside Cafe in Avila Beach? How about Miss Barbara’s By The Sea? It was so much fun at Avila Beach back in the 70’s. [read more]

Ribollita Italian Vegetable Soup

Toasted Bread, Bean and Vegetable Soup This lighter version of the hearty, comforting Tuscan vegetable soup is excellent for chilly days and foggy evenings. This recipe serves 6. The only thing better than soup with bread? Soup that not only [read more]

Sicilian-Style Beef Stew

Sicilian-Style Beef Stew Beef stew gets the Sicilian treatment with the addition of red wine and olives from the southern region of Italy, plus fragrant herbs and citrus peel. For the best flavor, season the meat with salt and pepper [read more]

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