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Variations in Red..Holiday Traditions, Festive Cranberry Saute and Win a Free Book!

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A special thanks to everyone that came to my Holiday  farm to table cooking demo and book signing at the Holiday Open House for Longview Farm market in Collegeville, Pa. (  Those of you that stopped by  got to sample the Holiday dishes I made with the produce from the farm…loved working with their fresh organic Fuji apples, heirloom cranberries, butternut squash, onions and fresh salads! Nothing makes a recipe better than using fresh, local and  seasonal ingredients!

Longview Farm Markets Holiday Open House may just become one of my Holiday Traditions..the perfect way to bring in the Holiday season..local produce..old friends..artisan products… The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays and  Special Occasions is all about food and some of my Holiday traditions..Do you have any Holiday traditions?…share them with us here and you may be selected to receive a free copy of The Basic Art of the Christmas Dinner.. Just add them in the comments section..

As promised here is one of my recipes from the event.

Festive Apples, Cranberries and Chardonnay Saute

(created for Longview Farm Market Farm to Table event)

1 lb fresh local apples peeled, cored and sliced thinly

1/2 pint fresh cranberries

1/2 cup dry Chardonnay

1 tsp cinnamon

4 tablespoons honey (or to taste)

Place thinly sliced apples in saute pan, place over low to medium heat and add in wine, cranberries, cinnamon, honey, Saute until cranberries have popped and apples are tender. Liquid should evaporate. Serve with vanilla yogurt as a dessert or as a side dish to roasted turkey or chicken..


And for more recipes and Holiday Tips get your copy of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays and Special Occasions: 2nd edition

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and now The Basic Art of Christmas Dinner ( share your Holiday traditions and be entered in a random drawing to win a copy of this one)

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Look for the Holiday Gift Guide soon and my Holiday posts from my country farm in the mountains of Abruzzo next week!

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