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This is from Savoring Every Bite’s blog. I think I am going full blown foods blog!!!!

Calamari Pomodoro

adapted from North End Italian Cookbook

1 ½ pounds cleaned calamari rings (I purchase cleaned, calamar rings frozen)

¼ c. olive oil

1/ bunch scallions, chopped

1 shallot, finely chopped

2-3 garlic cloves, finely minced

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Srirachi sauce

28 oz can San Marino whole tomatoes, crushed

Fresh basil, tarragon, mint and oregano

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

½ cup fresh parsley, chopped

Lemon wedges for garnish

Rinse and dry calamari rings, set aside.

In a large skillet on low heat, heat olive oil and sauté shallots, scallions, garlic, crushed red pepper for approximately 5 minutes. Raise heat to medium high and add in calamari. Toss lightly and quickly, adding in few dashes of Srirachi sauce. Saute for 2 minutes, remove calamari with a slotted spoon and set aside.

If necessary, add a few more drops of olive oil and add the tomatoes, crushing with a wooden spoon. Gently simmer the sauce adding in the mix of fresh basil, tarragon, mint and oregano. Add in additional crushed red pepper and season to taste with salt and pepper. Continue to simmer for about 15 – 20 minutes.

Return calamari to the skillet with the chopped fresh parsley. Simmer to heat through about 3-5 minutes. Allow to rest for 10 minutes to marry the flavors. Serve at once with some crusty ciabatta bread.

Maladies, Melodies and a Bowl of Laughing Cow Soup

Maladies, Melodies and a Bowl of Laughing Cow Soup.

Maladies, Melodies and a Bowl of Laughing Cow Soup
Posted on December 12, 2011
Some mornings we wake up with, or are woken up by a nasty surprise… an ailment of some sort or other (my friend Randy likes to call it “a Malady“). Alas, this was the case for me this past Saturday morning. The flu is definitely making the rounds in our neck of the woods. In some extreme circumstances, however, one may awaken with an acute case of… Lamonia (rhymes with pneumonia).

Lamonia is a serious affliction often visited upon those who either work too hard or play too hard. You know you have “Lamonia” when you just want to lay in bed all day.. and moan.
Given the relative “newness” of this affliction, here are some tips to keep in mind when caring for someone stricken with a dire case of ”Lamonia”:

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