Recipes

A Spin from Jamie Olivers – Insalata di Farro con Verdure al Forno

March 19, 2009

I wasn’t planning on offering you this but I opened to a page in Jamie Oliver’s cookbook….”Jamie’s Italy”…and it came to his Farro recipe.  Okay…I held off for 2 1/2 months but just had to purchase his Italian cookbook….at first I wouldn’t allow myself to buy a cookbook from a chap from London…while I had [...]

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Risotto agli asparagi (Risotto with asparagus)

March 12, 2009

I used some saffron that I bought from a local organic farm…I’m going to try to get enough for our next club shipment…was surprised to find it locally! Ingredients 2 lbs medium size asparagus Marjoram – 2 tablespoons 2 french shallots – peeled 1 lb of risotto rice 1 cup white wine 1 teaspoon saffron [...]

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Crostini con asparagi (Crostini with asparagus)

March 12, 2009

Ah..the sighs of spring…a little sunshine…crisp, fresh air…..and the first signs of violets….and…asparagus! Ingredients A bundle of asparagus – thin stemmed 4 eggs Milk Parmesan Cheese Country style bread Organic Grey Sea Salt St. Helena Olive Oil Co. Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil Instructions Rinse the asparagus well and trim away woody ends. Tie them [...]

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Reginette al Pesto

March 4, 2009

If you love pesto, you will love this…and if you don’t….you will love this! Ingredients Reginette Pasta 2 medium potatoes, diced 4 oz. green beans, chopped Fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon pinenuts Parmesan Cheese 2 garlic cloves Freshly Ground Pepper Organic Grey Sea Salt St. Helena Olive Oil Co. Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil Instructions [...]

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Lasagne

February 23, 2009

I went into my grocer’s today with the idea of making pasta with ragu sauce. When I asked Elizabetta what pasta I should use…her eyes widened….you could make lasagne…yes you should make lasagne..she said…you are making ragu….just make bechamel sauce and you have lasagne…my mouth opened but no words came out…I was tired….I didn’t want [...]

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Ragu (Meat Sauce)

February 23, 2009

I’m always prepared now before I go to my Italian grocer, Elizabetta….today I proclaimed I was going to make Ragu….she was excited.  Before I could tell her what I needed, she grabbed a bag and filled it with one of each of the vegetables that I would need and at the end, added a nutmeg…she [...]

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Pomarola (Tomato Sauce)

February 23, 2009

Okay…stop buying canned tomato sauce….Pomarola is so simple….the aroma of the sauteed garlic is reason enough….you will feel as if you have cooked a masterpiece. Enjoy it with pasta and parmesan cheese or as a base in other sauces. Ingredients 1 can of plum tomatoes 1 garlic clove Basil Organic Grey Sea Salt St. Helena [...]

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Salsa Bechamel (Bechamel Sauce)

February 23, 2009

I’ve noticed there are many different versions of bechamel sauce…hot milk….cold milk….add it then….add it now…..I like to stick with Elizabetta so I’m proceeded with her direction: Melt 3 ounces of butter…..stir in the same amount of flour (3oz.) and cook for about 2 minutes.  Add about 1 pint of cold milk and keep stirring [...]

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Fagiolini (Green Beans)

February 17, 2009

Simply boil the green beans for just a bit….so they retail a bit of the crunchiness….strain….drizzle with our St. Helena Olive Oil Co. Extra Virgin LEMON Olive Oil and finish with organic grey sea salt and freshly ground pepper…that simple!

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Patate Arrosto (Roasted Potatoes)

February 17, 2009

Who doesn’t love roasted potatoes? I encourage you to skip your normal butter routine and try the different extra virgin olive oils that we produce with your various potato recipes. You will never go back! Ingredients 4 potatoes 2 cloves of garlic 1 rosemary sprig 1 tablespoon St.Helena Olive Oil Co. Sparkling Wine Vinegar Organic [...]

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