Posts Tagged ‘chives’
January 1, 2010 by Johanna Burani
Italians don’t really eat eggs for breakfast but we do, whether we are in Morristown (New Jersey) or in Nimis (Friuli). Adding in some ricotta is a terrific way to fortify eggs with calcium, making this recipe a perfect choice for a simple, wholesome breakfast. In all honesty, these eggs taste so much better when I make them in Italy. I’m sure the freshly made ricotta from the local dairy farm has much to do with it!
July 1, 2009 by Johanna Burani
A frittata is an open-faced omelet. Italian cooks usually welcome in springtime with a recipe like this one because the herbs in their gardens are lush enough to start snipping at their sprigs and leaves.
When I’m not in my Italian home, I’m a city girl, with nothing more than a few potted herbs and tomato plants on my deck. In early fall, before the cold sets in, I start cooking with whatever herbs I still have growing. The beauty of this recipe is that you can choose whatever herbs you may have at arm’s length and your frittata will be as sumptuous as this one. I try to include at least three different herbs.