Cinque Terre, Monterosso al Mare

Ristorante Al Pozzo — Monterosso al Mare For our last dinner before heading to Florence, we wanted to try a place that we had walked by each night. The menu’s cover shows a photo of the owner/chef, Gino Pozzo. He is busy working in the kitchen every night, visible through the walkway window. The restaurant was buzzing with people every time we peeked in, and the beautiful display of fresh local fish ready for the asking beckoned us…

Mango Relish

Make a bowl of this Mango Relish any time you find fresh mangoes at the grocery store. It is Gr8 as an appetizer or on fish tacos. The perfect summertime condiment. Mango Relish Ingredients: I large or 2 small diced Mangos ¼ cup of diced Red Onion 2 Tablespoons chopped Cilantro 1/2 – 1 finely diced Jalapeno, seeds and stem removed 1 Tablespoon fresh Lime Juice Directions: In a bowl, combine all the ingredients above. Add more or less of any…

Healthy and Spicy Corn Relish

Corn Relish, the perfect pop of flavor for your next barbecue or party. Put it on tacos, burgers, or just eat it with chips. Print Corn Relish Author Kyle Ingredients 1 cup fresh corn kernels, about 2 ears of corn ½ cup diced red pepper or tomato, or both 1 scallion thinly sliced 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice Coarse salt and ground pepper Instructions In a bowl, combine all the ingredients above. Add more or less of…

Benvenuti à Cinque Terre

Welcome to Cinque Terre — Ligurian region Monterossa A quick train ride from Milan, and we arrived at one of the most enchanting places I had ever seen, Monterossa. Such a quaint little town, known for lemons, focaccia and extra-virgin Olive Oil, delicious and so rich in color. The streets were dotted with shops, restaurants and the town’s beautiful church. Seeing the locals greet each other as they passed by, or shouting names from the window above, you…

Key Lime Pie

 Just to let you know, some of the links on this page are affiliate links. Great Eight Friends may earn a small commission when items are purchased through these links. Thank you for your Gr8 support! This is a simple recipe that I made for our Gr8 Dinner, Hot Havana in Miami. Many years ago at Christmas, Jurga gifted us each with a copy of the The Gourmet Cookbook; we call it the big yellow book. If there is a…

Pack a Picnic!

Pack a Picnic Since it’s National Picnic Day we thought we would invite our Gr8 Friends to join us at our recent dinner out…at the park! When you picnic with 4 couples, everything is easier, because each couple contributes. Going on a picnic with a bunch of kids? …Priceless, but a lot of work! We decided to go classic with the food choices; fresh Veggies and two kinds of dip, Bleu Cheese & Pear dip…

Herby Dill Dip or Spread

This is my delicious dip to keep in the fridge for a weekend of entertaining. You can make this ahead of time as it will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Use it on sandwiches or serve it with some crackers or veggies for an appetizer. You will be happy to have this as a snack when the neighbors drop by! Print Herby Dill Dip or Spread Author Jurga Ingredients 3/4 cup sour cream 3/4…

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