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Simple Agretto

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Simple Agretto

Agretto/ Agretti, also known as Monk’s Beard, is an Italian spring green that is very popular in Tuscany. This strange plant resembled chives but don’t let that fool you, it taste nothing like chives.  Fun fact about agretto, in the middle ages, the plant was puréed into a juice and drank or poured directly on open wounds to heel infections and bee stings.  Here is the low-down on agretto:  Scientific name is Salsola Soda and it’s an Italian spring green that germinates in the cold and then grows during the spring.  Availability...

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Radicchio Risotto

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Radicchio, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Radicchio Risotto

Who doesn’t love a warm creamy filling risotto?! This radicchio risotto recipe is by far our favorite! And did we mention you can cook with either white or red wine?! There is one visual difference with switching up the wine, can you guess what is it… The risotto will be a more vibrant purple if you cook with red wine, kind of fun right?! If you want to learn more about cooking with different wines, check out this fun article by Wine Enthusiast Don’t have radicchio? It’s okay just sub for Treviso or Tradivo if you can...

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Cardone Meatball Soup

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Cardone, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cardone Meatball Soup

Cardone Meatball soup is one of my all time favorites soups for two reasons:  Cardone is a vegetable that isn’t normally added in soups and when it is, it add a totally different texture and flavor. If you need help preparing your cardone see this post of Cardone Prep.  HOMEMADE meatballs! That’s it.  Also, if you can serve it with a crusty bread please do! This bread is from Golden Seaf and is the best in Monterey Area!  Print Cardone Meatball Soup Author: Francesca Marchini Ingredients 1 pound ground turkey 2 garlic cloves,...

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Radicchio, Prosciutto, & Mozzarella Salad Cups

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Radicchio, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Radicchio, Prosciutto, & Mozzarella Salad Cups

  These salad cups is where it’s at! If you’re looking for a dish that is under 10 minutes to put together this is the one! This dish is so pretty for any occasion and is the perfect appetizer or personal salad. If you can’t find radicchio at your local store try using other chicories like castelfranco, treviso, or endive. If using treviso or endive you will want to find pearl size mozzarella.    Print Radicchio & Mozzarella Salad This salad is not only a show stopper for looks but for flavor too! Author:...

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Radicchio and Acorn Squash Salad

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Radicchio, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Radicchio and Acorn Squash Salad

Radicchio and Acorn Squash Salad is going to be the biggest hit at your next fall gathering. This salad has not one but two Chicories! Radicchio & Castelfranco! Can you spot the castelfranco?!  Fall the the perfect time of year to start adding some more filling ingredients to your salads. We love adding a variety of winter squashes! Acorn is one of our favorites, but we also love delicata, butternut, and queensland pumpkins.  It has the best of  your fall favorites: Acorn Squash Pomegranates Fuyu Persimmon Bosc Pear Pumpkin Seeds  With...

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Radicchio & Artichoke Bake Dip

Posted by on Feb 3, 2018 in Radicchio, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Radicchio & Artichoke Bake Dip

Ready ready for this flavorful Radicchio & Artichoke Bake Dip with Parmesan & blue cheese! This dip will have your crowd coming back for more. This dip is super easy and only take about 15 minutes to prep.    This app is perfect for:  Cocktail Parties Holiday parties Super bowl Easter Family gathering Top Ingredients:  Radicchio (obvi) Artichokes  Parm Cheese Blue Cheese Sour Cream    How Yummy does this look?!  Print Radicchio & Artichoke Bake Dip Mix up those appetizers at your next party and put out this flavorful...

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Cardone Gratin

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Cardone, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cardone Gratin

Cardone Gratin is the ultimate Italian holiday side dish! This dish is one of my favorites and can be totally dressed up with fancy cheeses like gruyere or dressed down with a simple basmele sauce. it’s totally up to you. in this recipe with stuck with keeping it simple and letting the cardone favors speak for themselves.  But before we talk about the recipe let’s admire Cardone in the field, so PRETTY!  And check out the farmers Jeff & Joe Marchini <3 Make sure you prep your cardone from our previous post which includes...

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Treviso & Tuscan Kale Caesar Salad

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Lacinato Kale, Treviso, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Treviso & Tuscan Kale Caesar Salad

Treviso and tuscan kale caesar salad is giving the traditional romaine caesar salad a run for its money. Winter is here and we need something a little more robust. Swapping tuscan kale for romaine lettuce is the best transition for winter since we start to crave heavy comfy style foods when the temperature sightly drops. And the purple treviso gives the salad a pop that is eye catching.    This treviso & tuscan kale caesar salad will have you coming back again and again, especially if you make your to own Caesar dressing. Now we know what...

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Radicchio, Fig, Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese & Pine Nuts

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Figs, Radicchio, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Radicchio, Fig, Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese & Pine Nuts

Hello All, When it’s fig season, we eat figs all the TIME! Adding figs in my salad has become my new favorite treat and this salad is a match made in heaven. Peppery arugula, bitter radicchio, sweet figs, and creamy goat cheese pair so well together! Radicchio, Fig, Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese & Pine Nuts Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Coarse salt and ground pepper 3 cups baby arugula 1 head radicchio, halved, cored, and cut into 1 1/2-inch-wide strips 1/2 pound ripe fresh figs (about 8), stemmed and...

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And the Vegetable of the Year goes to… Chicory!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in On the Farm, Uncategorized | 0 comments

And the Vegetable of the Year goes to… Chicory!

Say What?! We are beyond excited that Bon Appetit came out with the 2017 awards of the year. If you are unfamiliar with these awards some examples are dish of the year, cuisine of the year, and more. We are so excited to say that they awarded Chicory as the vegetable of the year! They describe chicories as “a family of hardy, pleasantly bitter, multihued lettuces”. This is on point! Read full post Let’s get into the details. Chicory, cichorium intybus, is a perennial plant in the dandelion family and they grow wild in Europe, North America...

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Chocolate Covered Figs

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Figs, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chocolate Covered Figs

I’ve been craving dark chocolate lately and thought why not try dipping some figs in chocolate to make it healthy. Dipping them was so easy and fun since I was able to get creative. I cut them in half to expose the beautiful red colors inside the fig and sprinkled them with coconut flakes for extra color and texture. They can even be cooled standing up or laying down for a different look. This is a perfect kitchen project to do with to do with kids or even a girl’s night in with a glass of red wine. After all, we could all use more chocolate...

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Fig Ricotta Cake

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Figs, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fig Ricotta Cake

Have you ever tried a ricotta cake?  Well, let me tell you it’s amazing!!! It is like the light-weight and guiltless cheesecake. It’s creamy, fresh, light, and slightly sweet; perfect for those weeknight desserts or breakfasts (if you roll like that)! The best part is you can use any fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand.  August is the month for fresh California black mission figs, so we have incorporated that into our ricotta cake.  This cake is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. Now, I cut my figs in quarters (half lengthwise and then...

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