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An October Macedonia..

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“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October”

Nathaniel Hawthorne (American Novelist)

“October, here’s to you. Here’s to the heady aroma of the frost-kissed apples, the wine-y spell of ripened grapes, the wild-as-the-wind smell of hickory nuts and the nostalgic whiff of that first wood smoke”. – Ken Weber

copyright 2012 Art of Living, PrimaMedia,Inc/Maria Liberati

An October Macedonia

Serves 4

5 slices of fresh pineapple

1 banana

1/2 apple

1 small bunch of white grapes

1/2 grapefruit

1/2 pomegranate

10 hazelnuts

1/2 cup Campari

Wash grapes, and cut each grape in half. Place in a glass bowl.

Peel pomegranate and remove seeds and place in bowl with grapes.

Cut pineapple slices into small pieces, peel and cut apple into small cubes. Place both into bowl with grapes. Peel banana and slice into 1/4 inch slices, add into bowl. chop hazelnuts and place in bowl. Squeeze 1/2 grapefruit over fruit. Optional:add in 1/2 glass Campari


Thanks to everyone that stopped by the Taste of Philly Show and the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce Event ..enjoyed seeing everyone and appreciate your support!

Hope to see you at

October 27th-3PM  at   Wendell-August in Exton, Pa. for a Holiday book signing and sampling. Please join us for a special Holiday event at one of my favorite places, such a beautiful location filled with beautiful items!

November 20th at 1-3 PM  Williams-Sonoma, Lexington and 59th Sts. In NYC for a book singing, holiday recipe sampling with the pro chef boards.

Holiday Gift Guide 2012 will be coming out shortly!

For more great recipes get your copy of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions-2nd edition at or get your own digital copy exclusively at Kindle..

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