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Summer Fruits in a Bottle: Juicing

Juicing means to extract the liquid out of fruits, vegetables or even herbs. There are many ways of juicing: the fresh way is for sure the better choice. I want to talk of fruit extracting as conservation of fruits of … Continue reading

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The Japanese Medlar – A Typical Italian Summer Fruit

The large ever green shrub or tree of Japanese medlar, or also called loquat, is a very common fruit tree in Italy. Its yellow fruits look like small peaches, the taste is a mixture between apple and pear. It is … Continue reading

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Another of My Favorite Antipasto – Alici Marinate

A typical dish from Campania, a southern region of Italy, the ‘alici marinate’ once were a meal of the poor people. Easy to make it is also a way to preserve ‘raw’ fish. Antipasti in Italy, meze in Greece and … Continue reading

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One of my favorite Antipasti – Eggplants in Olive Oil

Preserved food is one of the best ways to eat vegetables or fruits from the summer season also during the winter season when only little fresh food is growing outside. Preserved under olive oil in Italy it becomes a great … Continue reading

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Homemade Gherkins or Pickles

Fermentation is a way of conserving food. It is one of the oldest ways to preserve food and have enough to eat during ‘hard’ times like winter or dry periods. I prepared homemade gherkins or pickles. There is evidence of … Continue reading

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