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    Make Time for Pasta

    Make Time for Pasta
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    The winter weather has indeed arrived with freezing temperatures and heavy snow; the MadRose Ranch has welcomed a thick frosting as of late. We have battled the cold with heartwarming recipes ... pasta...

    The Olive - An Education

    The Olive - An Education
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    At the moment, we have three exceptional extra virgin olive oils in stock, each from a separate region in Italy, each produced in limited quantities by a family estate, each born of different varieties of olives. To enhance your enjoyment of these olive oils, a brief tutorial …

    MY SALADE NICOISE RECIPE

    MY SALADE NICOISE RECIPE
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    The quintessential summer lunch … on the beach, around the pool, or just about anywhere ... this classic Provençale dish has delighted us ever since that first trip to the Cote d’Azur. 

    PASTA PUTTANESCA

    PASTA PUTTANESCA
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    Let’s make a boisterous pasta dish using the wonderfully delicious products we import from the Armato family and add a side dish that features our “apicoltore”, Andrea Bianco.  

    Home Made Pizza

    Home Made Pizza
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    As a tasty vehicle for showcasing some of my favorite pantry staples (sun-dried tomatoes, caper berries, cherry tomatoes and Agrumi or Eucalyptus honey), here is a simple recipe for turning out a crowd-pleaser of a pizza.

    RED HOT

    RED HOT
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    Warm … no, HOT … a summer marked by extreme heat (again!), fires, thunderstorms, troubling climatic events, sometimes of a record-breaking nature.  But, there are plants that manage to thrive and sometimes ....

    The Armato’s Alassio

    The Armato’s Alassio
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    It rained upon arrival in Alassio, the small seaside town in Liguria where the Armato’s renowned frantoio and shop resides. It was a surprise to see the glistening tiles on the platform...

    Buzzing Around Caluso with Andrea Bianco

    Buzzing Around Caluso with Andrea Bianco
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    A bees’-eye view of the quaint mountain town with one of Italy’s most respected honey makers. Italy plays home to some of the globe’s most coveted ingredients and creations – glorious seafood, rare truffles, and pizzas and pastas galore.

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