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We adopted a baby water buffalo!

We adopted a baby water buffalo!

So, as you guys all probably know by now, we have a Water Buffalo drawing on our packaging. It’s the Gratsi mascot, and more specifically, an Italian water buffalo, which is responsible for what? You guessed it right (or probably wrong) the creamy delight known as buffalo mozzarella that makes the taste buds dance…

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Homesteading Series: How to Plan Your First Garden

Homesteading Series: How to Plan Your First Garden

In the midst of life’s bustling pace, there’s a tranquil refuge waiting to be cultivated: your first garden. A garden is a canvas for slow, intentional living – a space where time slows and each moment is savored.  But before you dig into the soil and watch your dreams take root, taking a little time to plan will ensure an easier and more successful experience.  This post will outline the exact steps to take and considerations to make in planning your first garden so you can begin with confidence and harvest with abundance! 

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Leslie's Kitchen: Easy Cheesy Garlic Rolls

Leslie's Kitchen: Easy Cheesy Garlic Rolls

Indulge in the irresistible aroma of freshly baked cheesy garlic rolls with this easy-to-follow recipe by Leslie Carney. With a golden crust and melty mozzarella center, these rolls are the perfect appetizer or side dish for any occasion.

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Italy On Film

Italy On Film

It is easy to arrive in Italy and immediately feel like you are on a film set. The beautiful every-day is seductive, escapist and romantic. Whether you are wandering through some of the country’s most historic and famed sites or simply sitting in a piazza as life goes by, it often feels like the height of cinematic glamour. 

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The Little Islands of Sicily: Exploring the Aeolian Islands

The Little Islands of Sicily: Exploring the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands are a volcanic archipelago located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, just north of Italy’s big island Sicily. The group consists of seven main islands, named after Aeolus, the Greek god of the winds, renowned for their stunning natural beauty, characterized by rugged landscapes, crystal-clear waters, rich cultural heritage, and volcanic activity. 

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Leslie's Kitchen: Loaded Kale Caesar Salad

Leslie's Kitchen: Loaded Kale Caesar Salad

A delicious addition to any dinner, this elevated Caesar Salad is sure to be a hit. Dark green kale massaged with creamy Caesar dressing and topped with olives, roasted Delicata squash, artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, and then topped with crunchy sourdough croutons.

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Leslie's Kitchen: Creamy Italian Ravioli

Leslie's Kitchen: Creamy Italian Ravioli

perfect dish for those busy weeknights when you crave something hearty and satisfying. Whether you serve it as a main course or a side dish, this recipe is sure to please the whole family. I recommend using 12 – 20 ounces ravioli for a family of 4. Consider whether this will be a main or side course. It would also be excellent served along side a piece of fish or chicken.

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Baccalà di Nonna Gemma (Codfish Recipe)

Baccalà di Nonna Gemma (Codfish Recipe)

And this is precisely the version we are going to prepare today with Nonna Gemma, a version that is a good 80 years old.

It is a Saturday morning at the end of January, the sky is clear, the light comes in through the window and shines all over the kitchen. Nonna Gemma has just returned with her shopping. She has picked up the cod from the fishmonger and the vegetables from her local market stand. She is ready to prepare our recipe together.

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Eating through Sicily: What to eat on your next Sicilian trip from Cannoli to Panelle

Eating through Sicily: What to eat on your next Sicilian trip from Cannoli to Panelle

Italy's biggest island, Sicily, has a rich and diverse cuisine, much like its geography and culture. Situated at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Sicily has been shaped by centuries of foreign rule and trade, resulting in a unique blend of flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques, making it a culinary destination from professional chefs and kitchen connoisseurs to curious foodies and cultural junkies. 

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The history and origins of Pizza

The history and origins of Pizza

Today, pizza has shifted entirely from a dish of basic necessity to one of convenience but the fundamental principles behind this remain the same; it is cheap, quick to prepare and even quicker to eat. Naples still remains its rightful home and undoubtedly prepares the best you will ever have. But in the meantime, the widespread availability leaves all cravings satisfied.

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Leslie's Kitchen: Italian Bread Dipping Oil

Leslie's Kitchen: Italian Bread Dipping Oil

This delicious and healthy Mediterranean dip that can be assembled right before your next dinner party or for a quick weekend dinner with family. You’ll need your favorite olive oil, sun dried tomatoes, olives, pine nuts (or walnuts) basil, Parmesan cheese, and of course lots of bread for dipping.

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