Recipes

Creamed Shishito Peppers

INGREDIENTS 2 Garlic Cloves 2 Shallots 1 Tsp Black Pepper 8 oz Shishito Peppers 1Tbsp Oil 1 Cup Heavy Cream or 1/2 Heavy Cream & 1/2 Half and Half 1 Oz Parmigiano Reggiano Grated   METHOD Brown all the peppers & spices in the oil Saute until soft Add cream Simmer Remove from heat and […]

Chilled Cucumber Soup

INGREDIENTS: 6 Cucumbers 5 6′ long cucumbers & 1/2 one for garnish 3/4 Cup Vegetable stock 1/4 Cup IL Fiorello Koronieki Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3Tbsp Lemon Juice 2 Cloves Garlic Salt & Pepper 1 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar  

Irish Pies and Grove vs Orchards

March came in like a lion and hopefully will go out like a lamb. We had hail and high winds in early March. Today we have misty gentle rain. We have finally finished pruning the Olive Grove. In Italy, they say that you prune an olive tree so that a swallow can fly through without […]

Tomato Time at IL Fiorello

It is August! And it is Tomato Time at IL Fiorello!            The bounty of our gardens is keeping us busy in the kitchen. Isaiah and Abby are making tomato everything, sauce, dried tomatoes, tidbits, and roasted tomatoes. Tomatoes and our Mission Olive Oil are a perfect August pairing.  Nick planted […]

Christmas Blog

Tuscan Pan Forte is an ancient, and may I say a better, version of today’s fruitcake. Very delicious with lots of unique flavors, easy to make, and even easier to eat.  A colleague in Italy, Judy Witts Francini, (divinacucina.com), posted a recipe that she loves.  She has a wonderful blog and cooking school near Florence, […]

DO NOT WASTE ANYTHING—EVER

A RECIPE FOR TODAY’S CHALLENGES DO NOT WASTE ANYTHING—EVER STOCK AND CHEESE STOCK, STOCK, AND MORE STOCK TO STOCK UP ON FOR YOUR PANTRY All the tidbits of vegetables that are hiding out in the back of your refrigerator make excellent stock. It cooks itself and makes the house smell great. I think vegetable stock […]

Tomato Water

We serving palate cleansers after all of our olive oil tastings. They freshen and delight your mouth.  It is like an adult shooter.  Paired with our Balsamic Vinegar Reductions, the palate cleanser is usually served with fresh squeezed grape juice at harvest time, or cranberry juice at Christmas or Apple juice during the Fall. It […]

Happy Baking from IL Fiorello

Tuscan Pan Forte is an ancient, and may I say better, version of today’s fruitcake. Very delicious with lots of unique flavors, easy to make, and even easier to eat.  A colleague in Italy, Judy Witts Francini, (divinacucina.com), posted a recipe that she loves.  She has a wonderful blog and cooking school near Florence, Italy. […]

Spring 2017

  It is finally Spring! Happy Spring! Spring is for seeds, chickens, eggs, plants, gardens, blossoms, and fun. Seeds are in the ground, seeds and plants are in the greenhouse, and baby chickens huddle under a warm light in the coop. They look as if they are under a grow light; each day they grow bigger and […]

Citrus at IL Fiorello

  The gift of sun. The citrus at IL Fiorello are wonderful. They seem to love the sun at the farm and give us fabulous fruit. We use all of our fruit in our Kitchen in the Grove for our dinners, tasting menus, and cooking classes.   We have many varieties here on our farm. […]

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