Tips and tricks

  1. Il Finocchio... buonissimo per la slaute!

    Il Finocchio... buonissimo per la slaute!

    Fennel, healthy and refreshing. You may use it in just about any kind of dish! In soups, salads or side dishes for meats. Enjoy it freshly sliced at the end of a meal, it is a great digestive and also cleanses the palate. A staple in Italian cuisine! Try these recipes with fennel… Frittata with Fennel and Cherry Tomatoes Avocado Salad Bruschetta al finocchio selvatico Carbonara alle fave e prosciutto Fennel, Celeriac and Green Apple Salad

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  2. Pickled Hot Peppers

    Pickled Hot Peppers

    Elena is proud to share with you her pickled hot peppers recipe ! Ingredients: Hot Chili Peppers (thin, red and long) at Jean Talon Market Coarse Salt Water HEINZ White Vinegar Vegetable Oil ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES WHILE HANDLING CHILI PEPPERS.

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  3. Lima beans preparation

    Lima beans preparation

    Shell the gouganes. Put in salted boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and put in cold water to stop cooking. Remove the second skin.

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  4. Storing fragile figs

    Storing fragile figs

    Figs bruise and spoil quickly if kept in a bowl or dish where they all touching each other, so keeps them in an empty egg cartoon. Each fig gets its own space!!

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  5. More juice

    More juice

    By trimming off the end and creating a flat edge, you could press more juice.

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  6. Keep your sangria cold!

    Keep your sangria cold!

    When serving sangria, freeze small fruits and use then as ice cubes. They chill the sangria without diluting it. Sangra recipe: 1 cup orange juice 750ml Lambrusco rosée* 1 cup San Pellegrino 3 cups frozen fruits Pour into a pitcher the ingredients in the order mentioned and taste! Courtesy of Pascal, sommelier of the restaurant Impasto

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  7. Prepare your pesto

    Prepare your pesto

    You can cook your homemade pesto! You can freeze the herbs mixed with the oil in ice cube trays in the freezer. At the time to serve the pesto, defrost the preparation and add the other ingredients (parmesan, nuts and garlic). Important: Defrost the frozen herbs by letting them sit at room temperature or in the refirgerator. Avoid defrosting the frozen herbs in the microwave. Pesto is a fresh, uncooked sauce. Microwave use can cook the the mix, (…)

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  8. Cooking the butternut squash

    Cooking the butternut squash

    Pre-heat your oven to 350°F Do not peel your squash Cut the squash in half (from the beginning of the bulge) Cut in half the round part and remove the seeds Cut the longer part in 4 quarters On a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat on it, put the squash pieces Oil, salt and pepper Cook for 40 minutes

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  9. A good homemade broth!

    A good homemade broth!

    We're eating too much during Holoidays. A warm broth will heat up our soul. Recipe:

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  10. For a successful frittata

    For a successful frittata

    For a successful frittata, use a frittata pan or 28cm Julienne frying pan. The frittata frying pan also serves as 2 x 26 cm frying pans and its handle is removable for baking. In the recipe you can substitute pecorino with 1 cup of parmesan and 1 \ 4 of milk.

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