Shag carpets, shades of browns and mustards, flared pants, and the soulful sound of Al Green singing "Let's Stay Together" flash through your head with the first whiff of nutty-sweet Amaretto liquor. Gaining its flavor from almonds, apricot or peach pits, the delightful spirit has been a popular addition to cocktails in the US since it first appeared on the scene in the 1960s. We've put together some of our favorite cocktails to make with Amaretto.
Bud-laced branches hover above dry grass fields speckled with flashes of green. Warmth from an early spring sun melts the crisp air and tickles the buds to unleash their tight grip, quickly unfurling pale pink blossoms in a wave of color across Agrigento. Soon, these same branches will hang heavy with sweet Sicilian almonds. The first days of spring have been announced, and it is time to celebrate Sicily's awakening.
Using Extra Virgin Olive Oil to slowly poach delicate white fish, this recipe is both delicious and heart-healthy. Fork tender with just the right notes of vegetal, peppery Extra Virgil Olive Oil to tickle your senses, fresh Halibut slowly cooks to deliver the most succulent rendition of the delicate white fish you'll ever experience.
Light, creamy, fluffy, clould-like fresh cheese, ricotta has earned a special place in many hearts. Made from the leftover whey created during cheese production, ricotta was invented as a way to repurpose the delicious dairy byproduct by reheating it to allow for the tiny curds in the whey to grow and solidify into the fluffy and fresh cheese we've come to love. Whipped into pancakes, it makes for a deliciously savory rendition of the breakfast favorite.
Bright, fresh, and sweet, the intoxicating scent of citrus floats on Sicily's saline Mediterranean breeze, swaying through the hills like the gentle surf that caresses its shoreline. Across the verdant island, striking hues of yellow, green, and orange pop through curtains of greenery. This symphony of color, smell, and taste springs from sidewalks, crawls up mountainsides, and adorns roadways, making Sicily the iconic citrus paradise it is beloved as.
While many traditional cocktails lend towards sweet, sour, and bitter, we love a savory cocktail, especially in the winter. Using our fiery Arrabbiata Marinara, we've perfected a delicious Bloody Sicilian with a kick, and we've made our Martini extra dirty with addition of our earthy and salty Green Olive Tapenade. Salute!
The flesh of a sun-warmed tomato hangs to the heat as it pulls quickly from the vine. Even after it’s been sliced, diced, or quartered and sprinkled with sea salt, the juicy, sweet fruit of the earth is still warm when it reaches your lips. Tomato season. Is there really anything better?
Find some new and delicious uses for your summer’s bounty with our favorite summer tomato recipes.
The bountiful garden vegetables of the season inspired this Italian-American dish first created in New York City in the 1970’s. We’ve elevated this delicious dish one step further by mixing our Lemon Salt and fresh asparagus, a wild vegetable that grows in abundance on our farm, into the cream sauce for a richly satisfying meal.