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Christmas Blog

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. […]

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 […]

30 Minute Mole

INGREDIENTS 1 kg water 2.25 g Butter 150 g sweet onion, diced 75 g peanuts, shelled 50 g dark chocolate 50 g tomato paste 3 cinnamon sticks 20 g pumpkin seed 20 g Garlic 17 g Salt CHILI’s dried, seeds removed 15 g Ancho Chili 15 g Pasilla chili 15 g Mulato chili 15 g […]

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. […]

Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Jalapeno – Co-Milled Oils

    A hallmark time at IL Fiorello is when all the extra virgin olive oil is finished and “put to bed” so to speak, and we can have fun making our co-milled oils. Our promise to you is that we will never make infused oils, only co-milled.  Co-milling is when we run beautiful olives […]

GOLDEN GAZPACHO WITH  AVOCADO–LIME CRÈME FRAICHE

Yield: approximately 1 to 1½ Gallons 10 large yellow tomatoes, cut into halves 2 cups chopped yellow onions 1 jalapeno, stem removed and chopped 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 Tablespoon salt Juice and zest of 1 orange ½ cup dry sherry or white wine 1 Teaspoon ground cumin 6 cups chicken […]

Tomatoes

    It is tomato time, as all you gardeners well know. The gardens are overflowing with beautiful fruit. There are tomato festivals everywhere, and so many different kinds of tomatoes to eat. Red, green, striped, cherry, pear, yellow and even a purple one. The bigger question is, what to do with this bounty? Here are some […]

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