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Making Homemade Vinegar

Making Homemade Vinegar Through the years we have learned the importance of Red Wine Vinegar in our diet. In my house we feel that it is actually one of the most important “pieces” of a healthy diet. In this video prepared by Gail Monaghan of the Wall Street Journal we can learn the nuances of […]

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No-Knead Mediterranean Olive Bread (Easy… No Mixer… No Yeast Proofing)

Mediterranean Olive Bread (Easy… No Mixer… No Yeast Proofing… No Knead ) From ArtisanBreadwithStev this is a wonderful Recipe for Mediterranean Olive Bread. In the words of Steve himself, this Recipe is very forgiving and you don’t have to be exact.  There is no need for a mixer and the Yeast does not require proofing. […]

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Excellent / Traditional Fried Stuffed Olives Ascolana style – Italian Cook Giallo Zafferano

Excellent / Traditional Fried Stuffed Olives – Ascolana style Italian Cook Giallo Zafferano There are a few different versions of Stuffed Olives in Italy. This particular version is especially delicious and perfect for the holidays. In our house we set aside a Saturday or Sunday, bring the grandkids over and make these as a family. […]

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Panzerotti Pugliese – Excellent Recipe – Italian Cook – (Italian Home Cooking)

Panzerotti Pugliese – Excellent Recipe – Italian Cook (Italian Home Cooking) Take a moment and watch this Recipe video featuring the making of Panzerotti. The audio is in Italian but with English Subtitles to help sharpen your Italian language skills while learning this wonderful recipe. A little explanation for those of us that are not […]

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Polenta – Homemade with Sausage and Pork Ribs – Italian Cook Anna Maria

Polenta – Homemade with Sausage and Pork Ribs – Italian Cook Anna Maria We go back to basics with Anna Maria and her family. This traditional recipe will warm you in the upcoming winter cold. Polenta – Sausage – Pork Ribs …. Really delicious with a good glass of red wine and some grated Parmigiano. […]

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From Olives to Olive Oil – The Italian Way

From Olives to Olive Oil – The Italian Way – This is a very informative video on the making of Olive Oil in Italy. Worth a few minutes to watch. Good for the kids to see also just to give them an idea of where good foods come from. In our home day doesn’t go […]

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Quick and Easy way to Zest a Lemon

Quick and Easy way to Zest a Lemon I always shyed away from zesting a lemon because I couldn’t get away from the fact that the skin is usually filthy with germs and I just avoided the idea. Now however we simply wash the skin of each lemon before using it. Zesting a Lemon is […]

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Pickled Mushrooms – How to Make them – Green Renaissance

How to make Pickled Mushrooms – Green Renaissance –  I remember pickled mushrooms. They were usually little, brown and really delicious. Just another wonderful food that we as Italians would regularly enjoy. Back in the day many people picked their own mushrooms and then dropped a silver quarter into the water to insure that they […]

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Celebrating Cicoria – Dandelion Greens – Italian Cook Dani Spies

Celebrating Dandelion Greens – Italian Cook Dani Spies When I was a kid my grandmother, Nonna Madalena would take me across the street from our home, into a very large open field to pick Cicorie (dandelions). We would use a small paring knife and cut them off at the root. Loading them into a dozen […]

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Curing Olives – Part One

Curing Olives – Part One Autumn is the time of year when we begin curing olives. Years ago I recall my grandparents letting the kids help by taking the large green olives and hitting them with a mallet to break the skin in preparation for curing. We thought it was the greatest thing. Almost felt […]

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