Mediterranean Farro Salad

Mediterranean Farro Salad | Olives-n-Okra

  I only cook farro when I’m making my recipe for Pastiera Napoletana, a dish I usually make at Easter. We’re slowly trying to add healthier foods to our diet, and farro is at the top of our list. Farro has a rich nutty flavor. It’s high in fiber, rich in minerals and B vitamins, and… 

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Mediterranean Farro Salad | Olives-n-Okra

Mediterranean Farro Salad

  I only cook farro when I’m making my recipe for Pastiera Napoletana, a dish I usually make at Easter. We’re slowly trying to add healthier foods to our diet, and farro is at the top of our list. Farro has a rich nutty flavor. It’s high in fiber, rich in minerals and B vitamins, and… 

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Old Fashion Honey Graham Muffins | Olives-n-Okra

Old-Fashion Honey Graham Muffins

We went to Rhode Island last week to visit relatives and to have a little summer fun. You’re probably wondering why a Floridian would go north for vacation. It’s already too hot here to spend more than an hour outdoors;  The humidity is a killer, the heat is offensive. The pick your own farms have… 

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Hot Wieners at ONYS | Olives-n-Okra

The Original New York System Hot Weiners

Original New York System Hot Weiners Restaurant Review We flew up from Orlando to spend the July 4 with family and to explore Rhode Island. Because of Hurricane Arthur, the fourth was a bit wet and dreary. We drove around Providence in the rain and stumbled upon the Original New York System diner.  Augustus Pappas, a… 

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Fruit Cake with Blueberries and Glaze | Olives-n-Okra

Obstkuchen mit Blaubeeren or Fruit Cake with Blueberries

This obstkuchen mit blaubeeren recipe, or fruit cake with blueberries, is a variation of the German fresh fruit tart recipe I posted previously on Olives-n-Okra. I picked loads of blueberries (literary buckets) at two pick your own farms in Central Florida (read my review of Beck Brothers Blueberries and U-Pick Blackberries). I froze many of… 

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How To Prepare Lupini Beans | Olives-n-Okra

How To Prepare Lupini Beans

We ate lupini beans around the holidays when I was growing up. I always thought of lupini beans as an Italian food, but lupini beans are popular in Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, and South American cultures. Depending on where we lived in the country, lupini beans could be hard to find. Lupini beans are readily… 

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Wagon Wheel PIzza, Palm Bay, FL

Wagon Wheel Pizza Restaurant Review

“Seven days without pizza, makes one weak!” is the slogan at the Wagon Wheel Pizza restaurant in Palm Bay. Seems like we end up at Wagon Wheel  for dinner every time I visit my parents in Palm Bay. At least 12 or more of us go together and we’re a rowdy bunch. We tell ourselves… 

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