This is a variation on Penne alla Norcina. We’ve nicknamed it “Heart Attack Pasta”. Be sure to add a glass of wine — for your heart! We think this is even better with Rustichella d’Abruzzo’s Fiori di Zucca, pumpkin pasta. Continue reading Fiori di Zucca, Norcia Style
We’ve been enjoying Branzino on these late summer days. This is our new favorite recipe. Assemble the following for a perfect late-summer salad: Arugula (4 oz) Green Beans (1 lb) Baby potatoes (2 lbs) tossed with extra virgin olive oil* Continue reading Branzino Makes the Salad
It’s after Labor Day. The garden is almost done. But there was a tomato. I got the seeds from Archie about three years ago. He got the tomatoes at the farmers market. The first couple of years the tomatoes I Continue reading Farewell Summer Tomato
Not another Caprese? Try this alternative. It is a riff on a classic! Bright summer flavors, shared by the best of summer fruit, tossed in a refreshing summer salad. This is simply excellent with grilled meats and a sure show-stopper Continue reading Tomato and Nectarine Summer Salad
June was jam-packed with a visit by Natalia Ravida of the famous Ravida olive oil in Sicily — she had special events in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia! Later in the month we made our annual trip to the Continue reading Visits with Sicilian and Tuscan Producers
Dateline, New York. We are completely thrilled to be representing so many of the New York Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) winners, just announced in New York! Our Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Winners include: Fonte di Foiano Grand Cru, Best Continue reading New York Olive Oil Competition 2017
Toss together a fresh and crispy salad with Radicchio, Endive, and DOP Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Make this salad supreme with Ravida Nocellara del Belice Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Acetaia Cattani White Balsamic Vinegar, and a squeeze of lemon. And, be Continue reading Radicchio and Endive Salad
Springtime Asparagus, Peas, and Lemon Risotto Risotto is a great base for all kinds of vegetables. The goal is al dente rice and a loose consistency. This risotto makes the most of the favorite spring vegetables: asparagus and peas!
Cherry Thyme Champagne Cocktail: This festive drink was crafted for the winter holidays. It’s also the perfect “Red” for any “Red, White, and Blue Holiday”.
Our friend Donata Origo, of Chiarentana has provided three heart-healthy, traditional Tuscan recipes for us to share with you. For each recipe she recommends her favorite extra virgin olive oil.