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Fried Cardone

Posted by on Dec 6, 2019 in Cardone | 0 comments

Fried Cardone

The holidays are a great time of year to spend special moments with loved ones and eat good food of course! For us, food has always been a huge part of our holiday season. On Christmas day, our Grandmothers kitchen is filled with family, laughter and lots of hands in the kitchen. A traditional dish for us and many Italians on Christmas is Fried Cardone . Once Cardone is cooked, frying is the easy part. This is a special appetizer or addition to your holiday spread! Mangia! Here is why we love fried Cardone: Seasonal: Cardone is available...

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Cardone

Posted by on Dec 6, 2019 in Cardone | 0 comments

Cardone

Cardone is a vegetable you may have never heard of but should be added to your grocery list this winter season! Cardone, also known as Cardoon or Cardi, looks like overgrown celery but tastes like an artichoke heart (delicious!). Typical in the Italian culture, Cardone is the perfect addition to many different dishes or can be enjoyed baked or fried. Especially during the holidays, this delicacy is the perfect addition to your holiday menu! However before you bite into a stalk of Cardone, I would suggest prepping it because they have thorns...

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Thanksgiving Spread Round Up

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thanksgiving Spread Round Up

The weather is cooler, the leaves are falling and the days are shorter which means…its finally the start of the holiday season! Thanksgiving is a special time of year to share love with friends and family and we can’t think of a better way to share and show love than with food!  This time of year is a fantastic time to make all of those classic holiday dishes while also whipping up some new recipes as well. Year after year, we find ourselves making the same dishes for Thanksgiving however this year we wanted to try a new spin on some of our...

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Radicchio Pear Parsley Salad

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Radicchio, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Radicchio Pear Parsley Salad

We’ve tasted a lot of radicchio salads in our days, but this one takes the prize! Appealing to the eyesFresh & light salad tasteEasy to prepare Any radicchio variety can be used in this salad. We used a combination between two different varieties, Verona & Bianco. Both are new items in our 2020 Winter Chicory line. Verona is similar to mainstream Chioggia but has less white veins & more color. Bianco is WHITE! Similar to our speckled Castelfranco but no speckles just white. This salad is a dime & so eye...

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Fennel-Sausage Stuffing

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Fennel, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fennel-Sausage Stuffing

Fennel is an incredible vegetable-not only does it add flavor to any dish but it contains so many health benefits as well. It is also extremely versatile- it can be added fresh to salads, grilled or baked and is the perfect touch to any recipe such as our Fennel-Sausage Stuffing below!

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Tuscan Kale and Butternut Squash Grain Salad

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Lacinato Kale, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tuscan Kale and Butternut Squash Grain Salad

Tuscan Kale is one of the most favorite things we grow! We love Tuscan kale because it’s healthy and pairs well with other veggies like roasted Butternut to make a delicious comfort food dish. Light yet filling-this dish is the perfect mixture of flavor and fresh! This salad is the perfect side dish to bring to any Thanksgiving celebration. Can be served either warmed or cold. So healthy you can even enjoy a glass of wine 😉

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Fig & Nut Pie

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Figs, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fig & Nut Pie

When you think fall you think, pumpkin, pear, apples, pomegranates and the list goes on. But some may forget about dried figs & nuts but do not fear we got you covered! This pie features both and is sure to be a crowd winner at your next event! Can you say homemade whipped cream? Yes, please.

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Cardone Chicory Salad

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in Cardone, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cardone Chicory Salad

We love chicories if you cannot tell by now. We love them because of the flavor, color, and texture that they add to any dish. Common, how pretty are chicory (radicchio & castelfranco) leaves leaves? BUT, we also love Cardone! This winter vegetable taste amazing (like an artichoke heart) and has a very short season, so when it’s in, it’s in! We cannot wait to share this salad we’ve prepared for this year’s holiday menu, you’d think it would be all bitter but with the vinaigrette it’s wonderful and...

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Fennel Citrus Salad

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Fennel | 0 comments

Fennel Citrus Salad

What do citrus & fennel have in common? They are both flavorful & in season during the same time. So they must pair well together! 🙂  On a slightly different note,  When Italians are in the kitchen they tend to stick to the basic and keep seasonality in mind. They do this because: Why complicate your life when cooking, you should enjoy the time you spend in the kitchen. Shopping for your meals in season not only gives you the best flavors but it also gives you more variety throughout the year. We love the classic Italian citrus &...

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Radicchio, Apple, & Celery Root Salad

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Radicchio, Apple, & Celery Root Salad

Making a simple slaw type salad at home is easy and can be more flavorful than store bought. This recipe includes, Granny Smith apples, celery root (which have you ever seen before?) and a homemade blue cheese dressing. When you add the bright vibrant color of radicchio, it attracts any taste buds. It’s perfect for a summer picnic or BBQ paired with main dishes like chicken. This salad is all of the above:  Crunchy  Tangy Refreshing  This salad is similar to slaw  so when prepping and chopping thing long thin slices. If serving a lot of...

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Roasted Fennel & Carrots

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019 in Fennel | 0 comments

Roasted Fennel & Carrots

Who says oven roasted vegetables are only for fall? We think spring time is a great time to roast veggies too. Classic spring vegetables are asparagus and artichokes, but let’s not forget the basics, carrots & fennel. The reason why we think this veggie combination is simple: spring carrots are crisp and flavorful & fresh fennel is refreshing and aromatic, it is a match made in heaven.  Why we love roasting veggies: easy prep easy clean up brings out delicious flavors that rich and warm This recipe doesn’t call for...

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Agretto Pasta with Burrata

Posted by on Apr 9, 2019 in Agretto | 0 comments

Agretto Pasta with Burrata

Agretto  is an Italian spring green that is popular in Italy. Most people in the United States don’t know what agretto is or what it taste like. Agretto is a type of coastal succulent plant that is an herb with a salty and refreshing flavor profile. This sea like flavor makes it pairs well with seafood such as salmon & clams. So  add some fresh fish to this pasta if you need a little bit more protein. Also, try as a simple side of agretto to pair with a fresh whole fish, find this recipe on our blog.  Agretto isn’t our largest...

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