Traditionally, chicken piccata is known for its capers and white wine sauce. Sometimes a little lemon juice is added for flavor, but our mom was a BIG lemon fan.
Years ago we traveled to Italy with my parents and while in Rome, we stopped into a little trattoria where I ordered the most amazing pasta dish made from zucchini blossoms and a touch of saffron. When I asked my mom to recreate it back home, she made up this Pasta with Zucchini Blossoms recipe.
This delicious Sicilian Pasta with Fava Beans recipe was passed down through generations of our family from my great grandmother, who lived her entire life in Castelvetrano, Sicily. My nana made it for me when I was little, and it was by far my favorite pasta dish for my entire childhood.
Maybe it’s this time of year, when Spring has delivers fresh strawberries ripened on the vine in our California sun. Rhubarb also comes into season now and starts appearing at the local farmer’s markets and grocery stores. Here’s a recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp.