Raw beetroot and cucumber salad

The other day I was on the market a bunch of raw beetroots. Normally they are sold individually in large bulbs, sometimes cooked. The bunch had nice leaves which the greengrocer cut off, but I later learned that those leaves are an excellent source of vitamin A, and you can eat them raw or cooked.Read More

Pasta, pesto and sausage for the Sopranos

The death in Rome of James Gandolfini, the American actor who played a leading role in the Sopranos series, gave me pause to think. At just 51, his demise was a reminder that a heart attack can strike anytime. Especially if you do not exercise regularly and do indulge in the pleasures of life. ItRead More