Summer Salad with Controne Beans and Quattrociocchi Olivastro

Italians love their legumes (aka beans). These Controne No-Soak Beans make for quick, healthy salads. With authentic Italian ingredients, from beans to extra virgin olive oil, you’ll have the perfect popular side dish for your next party! The featured ingredients Continue reading Summer Salad with Controne Beans and Quattrociocchi Olivastro

Sunday Supper with Fish, Fennel, and Argento Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sheet pan dinners — for Sunday Dinner or Sunday Supper — seem to be “all the vogue.” For this, we used a roasting pan! You’ll enjoy this simple recipe, perfect for a relaxing evening at home. And it’s even better Continue reading Sunday Supper with Fish, Fennel, and Argento Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sunny Winter Salads

Add sunshine with citrus! You can get this great recipe at ProudItalianCook’s Blog. This salad is fresh and flavorful! Arugula, your favorite citrus, fresh mozzarella and more. Our favorite drizzle? Tenuta di Capezzana Olio Nuovo! The Prosciutto & Persimmon appetizer, on Continue reading Sunny Winter Salads

Kicking off the New Year, Italian Style! (Add more Olive Oil)

Starting with Olio Nuovo and the new harvest olive oils, make a healthy pledge to add more excellent extra virgin olive oil to your daily meals in 2018.   The FDA recommendation is for 23 grams while the EU recommendation is for 20 grams. It’s Continue reading Kicking off the New Year, Italian Style! (Add more Olive Oil)

Fiori di Zucca, Norcia Style

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

Branzino Makes the Salad

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

Tomato and Nectarine Summer Salad

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

Visits with Sicilian and Tuscan Producers

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