Mini Angel Food Cake !

This week I’m finally trying my hand at mini !! I’ve been dying to find these adorable mini angel food cake molds. I knew I had seen them before, but didn’t give them much thought at the time. Of course as soon as I had my heart set on finding some they all disappear into thin air. But alas ! Thank you Pryde’s in Westport for having everything in the world anyone could ever want for their kitchen, ever! I will never again be in search of anything kitchen/cooking related. THEY HAVE EVERYTHING x FIVE ! I’m going to have to use a lot of self control to limit my trips there. I want it aaalllllll :)

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Holy Zucchini : Part II

Man – o – man, even after multiple meals with a side of sautéed zucchini AND last weeks episode of holy zucchini ! I still had a bunch of zucchini hangin’ out in my fridge. I was starting to feel guilt; I really didn’t want it to go bad and have to throw it away — I hate doing that! So I sorted through my resources and found this gem still in a box in the corner of our new apartment. ( I have yet to find the right place for my cookbooks ) Vegetables from an Italian Garden, Season by Season Recipes. It details multiple veggies and other things that can be grown in your garden each season and highlights an array of creative recipes using each of them. It even has a chart of when to plant and harvest them. Oh, and the photographs are wooonderful and so inspiring — whad up Steve Joyce and Andy Sewell! In my eyes there’s really nothing better than a good cookbook. ;)

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holy zucchini !

The zucchini at the farmers market these past few weeks has been taunting me and I finally gave in. It’s like one of those summer vegetables that everyone and their mother grows. They might be having a bad year for tomatoes or peppers or whatever, but the zucchini is ALWAYS doing well. Everyone’s got it, a lot of it, too much of it! So I picked up a few embarrassingly oversized zucchini’s, admitted defeat and made zucchini bread. It’s kind of like a summer ritual. I mean — there’s really only so many times you can sauté up some zucchini with dinner before enough is really just e.n.o.u.g.h. Don’t get me wrong I love me some green squash, but really — what else are you supposed to do with it??

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Anniversary Tart

** Happy Anniversary to me**

Well, it’s been about a year since my first post as Cucina & Camera! I have to admit I’ve come a long way. My images and process as a food blogger improve with just about every shoot/post I do. I’m really happy — and proud — of the progress that I’ve made, but I still have a lot of growing to do. There’s a lot I plan to accomplish in the next year with Cucina & Camera and I’m excited to continue sharing my progress and experience in the kitchen and behind the camera with all of you.

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