Eggplant Ricotta Penne Pasta

One of the things I like best about where we live is the plethora of neighborhood restaurants.  At the end of our block you’ll find Japanese, two Italian, Chinese, Korean BBQ, Thai, two pubs, Indian and Rock ‘n Rose (not sure how to describe this last one, but their tagline is “food, passion, glamour”).  No chains; all local, mostly family-run, unique places.…

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Shakshuka (eggs in spicy tomato sauce)

Shakshuka – you probably aren’t familiar with it, but I’m hoping to change that.  Shakshuka is an Israeli dish of eggs in a spicy tomato sauce.  Works just as well for dinner as for breakfast or brunch.  Though I haven’t been fortunate enough to travel to Israel….yet (would love to visit Dr. Shakshuka in Tel Aviv…I hear that’s ground zero for…

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