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Sicilian Arancello

Tweet Many families throughout Italy and Sicily make their own limoncello, the famous Italian lemon liquor. There was a time when this digestivo (after dinner drink) was difficult to find but it is now readily available in most markets. What you won’t find however, is the orange liquor, known as arancello. Typically, this libation is […]

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Fresh Fennel and Orange Salad

Tweet Italians characterize fennel (and eggplant) as being either male or female. The “female” fennel has a thick, round, short, stocky bulb that is used raw in salads and also in cooking. The flatter, elongated “male” fennel is primarily used in cooking. The simplest way to enjoy this root vegetable is to drizzle olive oil […]

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Blood Orange Citrus Caprese

Tweet Winter in Sicily is all about the citrus; Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, kumquats, tangerines and citron. The entire island is covered with citrus trees filling the air with their intoxicating fragrance. These winter fruits are perfect plucked right from the tree–no utensils needed. Of course, you  may also turn them into marmalade and preserves, squeeze […]

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Bittersweet Chocolate Blood Orange Biscotti

Tweet I have been working my way through several different kinds of flavored olive oils, with great success (she said modestly). The Meyer Lemon Biscotti, Vanilla Bean Scones and the  Chocolate Truffles have all been well received. My new creation, chocked full of toasted almonds and chunks of chocolate, is now a family favorite.   Ingredients: […]

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