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Nothing beats a weeknight pasta.  Cappelletti Sicilia with Tomato Garlic & Nuts will break you out of a pasta rut with the signature taste profile from Italy’s largest southern island. Known as God’s Kitchen, the...

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Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs & Rapini - Food Gypsy

Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs & Rapini

February 18, 2015 | 1 Comments

Eating lighter, health conscious meals lends balance to cold-weather-comfort-food season, and yet this is a very comforting meal.  With the accent on fresh and green this Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs & Rapini is sure to...

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Frittata, Family Style - Food Gypsy

The Fast Frittata

March 29, 2013 | 2 Comments

Eggs, they’re the prefect fast food.  Eggs cook fast and act as a delivery system for just about anything in almost any combination.  Served hot or cold, a frittata can feed the whole family, at...

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Mushroom Risotto - Food Gypsy

Mushroom Risotto – A Bowl Full of Love

February 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s cold.  We’ve got snow up the wazoo and here comes Valentine’s Day.  For my money nothing says love quite like a bowl of Mushroom Risotto.  It’s a warm, starchy hug that you can wrap...

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A simple pasta soft, unripened cheese, lots of healthy grilled vegetables, a hint of garlic scape and a blast of balsamic reduction. Serve hot or cold, as a starter or a main for lunch or...

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Burnt Butter Italian Kitchen , a new addition to the Hintonburg scene and a dream come true for husband and wife team Steve Wallace and Gen Lamorie. Offering Italian-inspired dishes served in a slick...

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Wednesday night and time to get dinner on the table. A simple little pasta, 45 minutes, start to finish: mushrooms, zucchini and cherry tomatoes in a light cream sauce topped with prosciutto...

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Wine & Cheese, Italy - Food Gypsy

Wine & Cheese – Part 2; Italy, The Passion

September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Part 2 of our sexy wine & cheese liaison on Food Gypsy; six great bottles, five beautiful cheeses, and one wicked prosciutto in the heart of the Old World – Italy. You’ll notice...

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Tomato Sauce & Meatballs - Food Gypsy

Spaghetti & Meatballs

September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s comfort food season, a chilly day found me in the kitchen whipping-up a batch of spaghetti & meatballs, singing “On Top of Spaghetti” and pondering the nature of the sobriety of those writing children’s...

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Old World Pasta and the Good Life

January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

  It traveled from Valdagno Italy, in the province of Vincenza to Ottawa, Canada in the 50’s.  It’s handle was turned by her mother and her mother before her, so when my neighbour Paola asked me...

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Antipasto, Easy Entertaining - Food Gypsy

Easy Entertaining – Antipasto

December 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

Antipasto (plural antipasti), means ‘before the meal’ – the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. The Italian equivalent of saying  “First, we eat this, then we EAT…” The holidays are upon us and along...

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La Bottega Nicastro – Buon Appetito!

November 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

There is little else that can comfort, soothe and completely quiet; mind, body and soul quite like Italian food. Elegant in its simplicity and selective in its ingredients, Italian is (by far) my favourite food...

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