Get Ready for Valentines Day: Make a Pink and Purple Soup!

After the hectic holiday season where one event is quickly superseded by another, a constant rearrangement of decorations, gift wrap, and cookie trays, it is time to take a restive recess from over the top dinners and decadent dishes. This colorful concoction is easy to prepare, vegetarian, and healthy. No artificial food coloring in this […]

Pickling for Holiday Feasts

Chef Marvin Martin has shared his recipes for beautiful pickled vegetables that will go great for holiday meals. Chef Martin already showed Il Fiorello customers how to pickle during a cooking demonstration here at the Kitchen in the Groves. If you don’t have time to pickle, you may come to Il Fiorello and we have […]

Celebrate Bastile Day with French Green Lentils

Ann and Mark made a gorgeous French green lentil salad and shared it at the Farmers’ Market in Green Valley on Bastille Day (last Saturday). Lucky folks at the farmers’ market got to enjoy fresh Il Fiorello extra virgin olive oil with their lentil salad. Ann shares her recipe for the salad below. Enjoy!!!!   […]

Ah, Fava Beans!

Every spring we grow favas. We eat them fresh from the garden when the beans are very young and very little. But the best is to let the pods grow and harvest them when they are about 6-8 inches long and still green. There are many ways to prepare the beans. At the Kitchen in […]

It’s Radish Time

From the Brassicaceae family, radishes produce the most wonderful little tidbits of flavor. At Il Fiorello we grow our own radishes to use for tasting and pairing with olive oil and our salts. The two varieties are watermelon, with a lovely white color and mild clean taste, and Red Globe, with a sharp tangy and […]

Coeur A La Creme for Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day is one week away, so it’s not too early to think about a wonderful dessert to present to your friends, family or Valentine. Coeur A La Creme is a perfect gift with its smooth and creamy taste.   Ingredients – 1 cheesecloth – 12 oz. cream cheese, room temperature – 1 cup […]

Tomato, Avocado, and Bread Salad

This is an easy dish to throw together at the last minute when company comes over. It’s also a great way to use the leftovers in your fridge. Need to get rid of the bread that will turn stale soon? Try this!! I’ts simple, delicious, and easy. A real crowd-pleaser.   Ingredients 2 cups fresh […]


We will be posting lots of recipes that will showcase our olive oil as well as great, flavorful recipes appropriate for any dinner table. Remember when you’re making someone’s recipes: Don’t forget to add your personal flair. Like garlic? Add another clove. Don’t have the exact ingredients on hand? Be creative! Use your knowledge of […]


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