Sarah and Tony Nasello
We're ready, once again, to leap.
FARGO -- There are times when work and play collide so perfectly that the result is pure fun. Last Thursday, on a gorgeous summer evening in Mayville, N.D., that happened to us.
While we're still formulating our summer menu, one of our newer favorites has already made the cut, and that honor goes to Tony's Edamame Salad.
FARGO -- Spring has arrived and we have entered the season for beautiful, fresh asparagus. This week's recipe for Asparagus Spring Frittata is the perfect way to showcase not only the glorious versatility of eggs, but the new season as well. Tony has fond memories of this dish, which his mother would often prepare for a simple dinner. That's the beauty of a good, savory frittata -- it's quick and easy to prepare, and is the perfect choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
FARGO -- It’s that time of year when I gently remind Tony that there is another cultural heritage to be celebrated in our family. I’m a classic blend of North Dakotan ancestry with German – both from Germany and from Russia – on one side, and Norwegian on the other. But, lucky for me and our son, Gio, both sides also have a healthy dose of Irish, and each March we get downright giddy about that. We like to celebrate our Irish-ness all month long, and this week we’re kicking off the festivities with Irish Potato Leek Soup.
FARGO -- Love is in the air, and lately I’ve been in love with making homemade marshmallows. According to our son, Giovanni, homemade marshmallows are so much better than store-bought ones, which he refuses to eat.
FARGO -- Valentine’s Day is coming up, and it’s time for us to focus on what we like to call “love food.” I’m talking about the kind of food that makes you feel warm and special when you eat it, because of all the love that went into making it. For Tony, Gio and me, that means gnocchi.
FARGO -- One of my food resolutions for 2015 is to bake something every week, so to (quietly) celebrate my husband Tony’s birthday this month, I’m making one of his favorite pastry treats: sweet little bundles of goodness we call Fresh Berry Galettes.
The new year has arrived, and our recent return to winter weather has given Tony a craving for a Tuscan soup specialty called acquacotta, which literally means “cooked water.”
FARGO -- I was raised in a family that loves tradition, especially when it comes to the Christmas holidays. Our house was trimmed with a giant, real Douglas fir tree. Colorful Christmas decorations could be found in every corner, and throughout the season my mother would play Christmas records every morning to wake us up for school. And every year, our Christmas feast would end with the highly anticipated Christmas ice cream cake.