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

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in 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 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 | 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, Seasonal | 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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Radicchio Pizzas

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Radicchio Pizzas

Pizza Time! What’s better than a delicious cheesy pizza? A pizza with radicchio!! We have two pizza recipes for your next pizza night. First one is a pizza with sausage and sautéed onions and radicchio. This pizza a match made in heaven! Don’t be shy with the amount of radicchio. Our second pizza is a healthy option (well healthy-ish). We have a pizza salad! This pizza is a light cheese pizza topped with an arugula radicchio salad with a classic garlicy vinaigrette. If you don’t want to buy dough from a store, here is a link to our favorite...

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Radicchio, Frisee, & Apple Salad

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Radicchio, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Radicchio, Frisee, & Apple Salad

Hello All, Looking for a light and fresh salad but over your everyday spring mix or romaine lettuce? Frisée (pronounced “free-ZAY”) is used to refer to a variety of endive with curly, pale-green or yellowish shaggy leaves. Frisée is categorized as an endive which can be puzzling since it looks nothing like Belgium endive. The flavor profile is slightly bitter but much milder than other chicories like radicchio. Frisée adds texture and a pop of flavor to your everyday salad. We’ve paired our frisée with radicchio for the beautiful...

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Roasted Radicchio, Shaved Fennel, & Arugula Salad

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Radicchio, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Roasted Radicchio, Shaved Fennel, & Arugula Salad

Ready to impress your next dinner guest with a salad that’s presentation & flavor looks like something a chef would prepare on a reality TV show like Top Chef? Well, this salad has all the right components: crunchy fennel, bold tasting radicchio, pepper arugula, nutty Parmesan, and sweet balsamic! And the best part about this salad… it takes less than 20 minutes to put together! Presentation is key for this salad. So here is a little tip, cut the radicchio head into thin wedges, this way you can fan the wedges of roasted radicchio over...

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Radicchio + the Works Orzo Rice Salad

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Radicchio, Uncategorized, Year Round | 0 comments

Radicchio + the Works Orzo Rice Salad

Who is ready for a BBQ?! We have the perfect side to pair with grilled Chicken or Trip tip. This Radicchio + Works Orzo Rice Salad is the best EVER! It’s a fresh colorful looking salad that will taste well with any BBQ menu or bring it to your next pot luck.   Radicchio + the Works Orzo Rice Salad Ingredients • 1 pound orzo pasta • ⅔ cup sun-dried tomatoes (a jar/ oil-packed) • ⅔ cup pitted Kalamata olives • 1 cup pine nuts • 1 head of radicchio • 1½ cups baby arugula • 1 Red Onion • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, loosely packed • 1 cup...

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Puntarelle & Radicchio Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Puntarelle & Radicchio Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Hello All, Puntarelle (poon-ta-REL-lay) Puntarelle means “little tips” and traditionally comes from the region of Rome in Italy. Puntarelle is a winter green that belongs to the chicory family and typically eaten raw. Puntarelle is the main ingredient in the Roman salad called Puntarelle alla Romana. This salad is a tender and crisp. The preparation takes a bit of time and forethought as one needs to first trim all of the leaves, thinly slice the shoots, and then soak them in ice cold water which causes them to curl.  The salad is served with...

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Cardone

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Cardone, Seasonal, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cardone

Cardone, also known as Cardoon or cardi, looks like overgrown celery but tastes like an artichoke heart (delicious!). But before you bite into a stalk of cardone, I would suggest prepping cardone because they have thorns, a tough spine, and bitter prior to boiling. After the proper preparation of cardone can be fried, boiled, or sautéed.

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Sweet Chicory Chick Salad

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in Radicchio, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sweet Chicory Chick Salad

his Sweet Chicory Chick Salad is festive and colorful, perfect for any occasion! Featuring Radicchio, dried figs, and Walnuts!

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Welcome to Chicory Chicks

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Company, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Welcome to Chicory Chicks

Welcome to the J. Marchini Farms blog Chicory Chicks! Here, you’ll receive an inside look at J. Marchini Farms & Joe’s Premium Brand through events, recipes, and more.

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