Feste dei Sette Pesci or The Feast of the Seven Fishes continues here.


This is as about as white as it got for Christmas around these parts. Brussels sprouts taste sweeter after a good freeze. I’m definitely going to try to use these in tonight’s cooking.


A warm antipasto of garlicky olive oil poached shrimp, Christmas morning picked baby carrots and radicchio.


The sauce is made from tomatoes that I grew in my little kitchen garden. I canned the sauce on August 23. It was a very good year for growing tomatoes.


Squid ink spaghetti with squid in slow-cooked, spicy tomato sauce. I remembered that I had bought and later dried those little bright red spicy peppers. More warmth than heat, which is what I like.


Here is salt cod simmering in a court bouillion of shallot, celery, carrot, herbs and a splash of wine.


Brandade……..or salt cod stirred into olive oil mashed potatoes. accompanied by, in this case, roasted garden brussels sprouts and sage-black pepper scented olive oil. Now there is only one more course to take care of and I have bigger fish to fry. In the meantime, have a peaceful season. And thank you for reading about my efforts.


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