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Nonna's Kitchen      Recipes from a Sicilian/Italian Heritage

These pages are dedicated to the pursuit of eating well. These recipes have been lovingly gathered from within our family and from our friends. They represent recipes and traditions from the Nonna’s (grandmothers) of Italy . We hope you try a few and enjoy! We invite you to share with all of us your favorite recipes that include Olive Oil. Email them to us and we will include them on our website. Any special stories that go along with the recipes would be fun for all of us to read as well. We will be happy to give you, your family and your story name recognition on our web site if you would like.

Studies continue to show us that the addition of olive oil in our diets and the eating of a Mediterranean diet is heart, health, and we think soul enhancing. Mangia!

Butter Margine to Olive Oil Conversion Chart Lori Thomson’s Easy Delicious Stuffed Onions Fennel, Olive & Orange Salad Orzo w/Spinach & Tomatoes
The Very Best Shrimp Extra Yummy Brownies Zucchini with Red Onions and Basil

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings

1 lb Organic spinach, washed, dried,stems removed

1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

1 lemons,zested

1.5 C orzo, cooked al dente

3 TBSP Winterhill Extra Virgin Mission Olive Oil or Lemon Olive Oil

24 basil leaves,torn or thinly sliced

Salt & Pepper

Pile spinach leaves in stacks 1 on top of the other. Using kitchen shears or a sharp knife cut up the spinach into “confetti”. Pile shredded spinach into bottom of med size mixing bowl. Add tomatoes, lemon zest to the bowl with the spinach. Add hot cooked drained orzo pasta to the mixing bowl. The heat of the pasta will wilt the spinach, warm the tomatoes and get the veggie juices flowing and release the oils in the zest. Drizzle 3 TBSP of the olive oil over the pasta and toss to combine the veggies and orzo. Add basil, salt & pepper, toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings and serve.



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