Mitzie TestaniSyracuse, NY, US
Mitzie is an illustrator, hand-letteror and graphic designer who moved all the way from Denver, Colorado to be based in Syracuse, NY. Along the way, she earned her BFA in graphic and interactive design from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, worked at some great companies and produced an heir to her not so vast fortune.
Recipes By Mitzie Testani
This is one of my favorite all time recipes. Early on, it even got my son to eat vegetables. You can keep it vegan and add tofu or it also works well with chicken. It's a great basic sauce and an easy way to get your kids to eat more protein.
Sometimes we pretend we know about other cultures when we make a meal. Did you know that the origins of the word picnic are French? My apologies to all French people, I still have a lot to learn! But I do know that dessert is important, so I had to sneak in a few cookies :)
Every September where I'm from (Denver, CO) we would find one of the chili vendors on a street corner and order a bushel of #fire #roasted #green #chilis I'm not sure, but I think they were #poblanos we would take our haul in a garbage bag. After they cooled, we would peel off the blackened skins and divide them up in plastic bags for the freezer so we could make #greenchilistew all winter. To this day, I miss this annual tradition. You can use canned Hatch green chili in place of fresh Poblanos, but fire-roasted peppers are the best!
Feast of the fishes is a tradition that I first tried when visiting my husband's Italian-American Aunt on Christmas Eve. It wasn't the fancy seven fish kind, but the hugely warm and comforting calamari in red sauce kind, a fish I had never even tried until I met my husband. Sometimes there would be other kinds of fish, but mostly there was lots and lots of homemade pasta.