ciao and wellcome to this week's herbal blogging
we are hosted by Lynne from Cafe Lynnylu
thank's Lynne for hosting :)
I wish to thank Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen for this event
and Haalo who been taken over since the last year,
thank's both of you.
more information about the WHB here:
on this fascinating place the Garda Lake is, we are very proud of our Olive oil.
Perhaps you remember my post from last year:
the olive oil
where I told you some of the things interesting about the olive oil.
I will not repeat myself, but just remind you of a very very nice event
going on very year here., since 120years.
Olive oil trade fair in Brenzone from November 7th to 29th, 2009
Castelletto di Brenzone offers plenty of possibilities to taste for oneself the high quality of the local olive oil and of the dishes which are prepared with this oil. During the „Rassegna dell'Olio Novello” – which is kind of an agricultural fair – the small village at the foot of Monte Baldo presents each year in November the freshly produced olive oil.
I have a weakness for the Brenzone territory, it is the biggest municipality (comune)
in the Verona Province, 50 km2, s
tretching from the Garda Lake (65 lsm) to Cima Valdritta (2218lsm)
not very populated, but so fascinating,
with all the paths that goes from the lake up to the Monte Baldo top.
Brenzone has also the most well cured olive growings,
every single tree is kept perfect.
their olive oil is among the best we have,
even if the Malcesine olive oil, has the DOP.
If you ever think of coming visting the Garda lake,
remember to stop in Brenzone.
you will not be disappointed, I promise :)
it often happens that my friends asks me to find the recipe of something
they have eaten and had pleased them much.
usually it is jams or marmelades, but sometimes it is cookies or other things.
these cookies was given to me by my dear friend Simoo,
she liked them so much
and asked me to try to figure out the recipe.
I tried, and this is what come out. :)
I have given them the name of my mother-in-law,
to me she is a very, very special person.
250gr of plain flour
250gr of maize flour
150gr of extravergin olive oil
100gr of sugar
1 tsp of bicarbonate (or cremor tartar)
add all the ingredients, escluding the milk.
while whisking add the milk until you have a "pastry" kind of dough.
if it is smooth and greasy it's right.
make long tiny rolls, then cut and close ends by crossing them.
put on baking paper covered oven plate.
bake at 200°C - 395°F for 10-15min (dipends how big you do the embraces)
stor in a tin box.
I whish you a nice first Advent :)