The Dinette Teller – 42. I Olive You! A Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Part 2

In the last article, we spoke about olives. Today we’ll see together the properties and qualities of one of their most important products: The Extra Virgin Olive Oil. “Olive Oil” and “Extra Virgin Olive Oil”: what’s the difference? There is a wide range of olive oils, but not all of them are the same! The…

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Tuna Fillets with Mango Salad & White Balsamic Vinegar “Prelibato”

I love having fresh sustainably sourced tuna once in a while – it’s easy to cook and high in selenium ( to keep our nails and hair super-strong) and omega-3 fats (to control our blood pressure and cholesterol levels.) For this recipe, I made a fresh mango and vegetable salads with a yummy dressing of soy sauce…

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The Dinette Teller – 41. I Olive You! A Guide to Olives – Part 1

Even if sometimes olive oils received more attention than food delights. Olives are one of the world’s most widely enjoyed foods! Technically classified as fruits of the “Olea europea” tree, we commonly think about olives not as fruit but as a vegetable. Olive trees can live for several hundred years. The carbon-dated world record for an olive tree…

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White “Aubergine Parmigiana”

White “Aubergine Parmigiana” is one of the lighter versions of the “Traditional Aubergine Parmigiana” which is probably one of the most popular Italian recipes in the world. The traditional version is original from Southern Italy and It’s a classic for any occasion, either summer or Christmas. You can follow the recipe to the Traditional Parmigiana di Melanzane on…

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The Dinette Teller – 40. Top 10 Spices around the world

What’s in your spice cabinet? Almost every dish can be enhanced in taste with spices. From the classic risotto (Saffron) and frittata (Nutmeg) to meat, fish or desserts, such as coconut puddings and dark chocolate tarts (Ginger, Cinnamon). Spices enrich our recipes with intense flavours and scents. The good news is that adding spices to your…

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Paprika Bean-Balls with Garlic Sauce

Are you planning a party with your family or friends? Today I have for you a delicious recipe that can look great as part of any party platter… a tasty snack cloaked in breadcrumbs for extra crunch! These Paprika Bean-Balls with Garlic Patè will have you salivating! If you’re on a gluten-free diet, you can just replace the wheat…

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The Dinette Teller – 38. Discovering Herbs and their Properties

Aromatic herbs are important ingredients, to give a boost of taste and to enhance many recipes and preparations. It exists a wide variety of aromatic herbs, but in the last century, they experienced a decline in usage, due to the easy access to the salt. In fact, in the past, the salt was very rare…

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Black Olives Bread Crown

Today I was in the mood of baking something special. I decided to have a look at my Grandma Recipes Book. I found this delicious Black Olives Bread Crown!It’s an excellent alternative to traditional bread. The magic ingredient of this recipe is the Black Olives Tapenade that can give a boost of taste to all your meals!  This lovely bread…

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Ricotta Cheese and Spinach “Lumaconi”

This “Lumaconi” pasta dish is one of the nicest meal I’ve ever eaten. It is a traditional dish in Italy, but at the same time and even though it is a pasta dish it is very different from a  typical pasta recipe. “Lumaconi” is a type of pasta with a peculiar shape. It is perfect to embrace…

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The Dinette Teller – 37. Grapes and Balsamic Vinegar

The cultivation of grapes takes place in almost every region of Italy and there are more than one million vineyards.  Italians use grapes not only to make incredible wines but also to produce the unique Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. The production of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena can exclusively take place in the Italian provinces of…

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