First of all let’s state the obvious, Happy St. Patrick’s day y’all. Yeah I just used “y’all” I don’t know why, it’s not in my normal vocabulary. Friday’s got me feeling groovy. I’m blasting Blondie and Fleetwood Mac all day today.
I recently found out that I have major Irish roots in my bloodline on my birth father’s side of the family. So I felt it was appropriate to make a post today and in honor of the holiday I will share with you a recipe with GREEN in it. Italian recipe though, (sorry Irish fam) I will have to learn more about Irish cuisine for future recipes. The particular GREEN veg I’m showcasing today is… broccoli rabe!
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I have a serious crush on all green vegetables. Collards, kale, spinach, broccoli, zucchini, green beans, I’ll eat them all! This recipe is not from Tuscany but it is a typical recipe from Puglia (southern Italy) but they use a different type of pasta called “orrechiete” which are little round flat circle pasta that are kind of curved to make them look like little ears, hence the name orrechite which literally means “little ears.” Since I’m not using that kind of pasta I’m basically a disgrace to anyone from Puglia. (I just used what I had) this recipe is still deliziosa though even if I used ‘insalatonde‘ instead. Oh the SHAME!