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I've noticed that customers see this produce in the West Chester Carlino's Market, and wonder what it is and how on earth they will ever be able to use it in a dish. What I have found the most successful is treat it like a turnip in recipes. Some questions... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
The summer months have come to a close but the tomatoes are still ripening, producing juicy, flavorful tomatoes. This recipe only requires 2 fresh tomatoes (from a garden is an exciting addition!), which I have collected from my own garden at home. Tomatoes are a good source of Vitamins A,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Fig season is here! One of my favorite times of year. I really just love the taste a lusciously sweet fig. Today I have a simple recipe for those who also share the same passion for figs as I do! They are a great source of dietary fiber, potassium, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
This post I will be trying something completely different than usual. In lieu of my pregnancy (counting down the weeks!) I would like to shape this recipe around nutrients that are not only vital for wholesome everyday living but that are aimed towards a healthy pregnancy for both you and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
"Moving to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches!" I used to always sing that song by the "Presidents of the USA" as a little girl whenever I ate a yummy peach! Peaches orginate from the great land of China ... not Georgia like we Americans tend to think!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
As the heat wave continues, I've been trying out some combinations for fruit and vegetable smoothies. After some experimenting, I have enjoyed the freshness of the Cool Breeze green smoothie the most. The great thing about smoothies is that it takes very little preparation. Below I have the ingredients I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Chef Angela Carlino is now following Angcarlino
Jul 24, 2013
Hello All! It feels like forever since I've made a post, but lately I've just been so busy with everything! ... I've been feeling especially inspired lately to simple, fresh ingredients. I love that so much local produce is in season or coming into season. With so many flavorful, natural... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Tequila, tequila… Ole! Tequila Lime Shrimp Ingredients: 2 lbs. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, defrosted, if frozen Juice of 3 limes, reserve 3-4 juiced halves for cooking 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for sautéing 1/4 cup Tequila 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 Tbsp. soy sauce (substitute low... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
What a weekend! Right after Derby celebrations, we roll right into Cinco de Mayo celebrations. This day is a great excuse to go Mexicano crazy! Yum! I have learned some awesome tricks for cooking up delicious Mexican cocktails… and food, of course, from one of our primo chefs, Alex! He... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Ingredients 1 bunch fresh mint leaves, rinsed 1 liter ginger ale, chilled Juice of 1 lemon 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup water crushed ice Directions: In a small saucepan, add lemon juice, sugar and water, stir. Over medium to medium low heat, continue to stir until the sugar has... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons all purpose flour 1 pint heavy cream 4 ounces grated Locatelli cheese (Pecorino Romano- generic, or Parimigiano Reggiano, if desired) salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 4 slices thick sliced white bread, toasted 12 ounces roasted sliced turkey 8 slices thick cut... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Chef Angela Carlino added a favorite at Clockwork Lemon
Apr 30, 2013
There’s a lot of horsing around going on around town… The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the U.S. Triple Crown, an annual thoroughbred horse race that takes place at Churchill Downs. It is a great tradition for it has taken place at this exact location since 1875. That’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
I just wanted to update everyone on the basket cheese drying process. We are four weeks into the process and they are almost ready to enjoy. I will update everyone once the drying process is complete... stay tuned! Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Today, I'll be concluding the Salad series with a yummy romaine and raddichio salad that highlights Carlino’s Glazed Walnuts with Rosemary (You can shop for them online HERE) & pickled beets that I pickled last summer. I tossed it all together with Carlino’s Pomegranate and Triple Citrus Dressing. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Today I'll be making another delicious crisp romaine salad with red bell pepper strips and my favorite trail mix that includes banana chips, sesame crisps and honey roasted peanuts that goes perfectly with Carlino’s Tangerine Soy Dressing. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Happy Earth Day Everyone! We are excited to announce that a collection of delicious gourmet salad dressings are now in our markets! These salad dressings are truly scrumptious. They are the perfect toppers to any crisp, fresh salad. I have been going salad crazy lately! Romaine Salad with Cilantro Lime... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Ingredients: 6 large eggs ¼ cup low fat milk ½ cup Locatelli cheese, grated 1 Idaho Potato, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, sliced 1 green bell pepper, sliced Salt and pepper, to taste 4 crusty Italian rolls, sliced Directions: Thinly slice Idaho potato, red bell pepper and green bell... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Ingredients: 6 medium zucchini, quartered, or halved for larger boats Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling ½ medium onion 2 cloves garlic 3 plum tomatoes, chopped 2 links sweet Italian sausage, casings removed 1 link hot Italian sausage, casings removed 4-5 sprigs fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 medium carrot, peeled... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Eggs! I love eggs! And, the best part of about them is that the most delicious recipes starring eggs as the main ingredient are also super easy to prepare. During pregnancy, I am eating even more eggs these days because they are a great source of quality protein which is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Spring is in full bloom and it makes me want to throw in every colorful vegetable into the pot and stir up delicious, light meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Today's recipe is Whole Wheat Farfalle Primavera. Yum! Ingredients: 1 lb. whole wheat farfalle pasta 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
This is a warm quinoa dish made in a similar method to a rice pilaf preparation. This is the prefect accompaniment to your favorite fish or meat dish! Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 2 Tbsps. extra virgin olive oil ½ medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 carrot, diced 1... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Sticking with the “fruit” theme of this fruit native, here is a fruitful recipe. This recipe is very versatile. You can use any fresh fruit you fancy. I love serving this sweet salad over lowfat greek yogurt for breakfast or as a midday snack. It’s the perfect healthy option! Ingredients:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at La Bella Cucina
Ingredients: 2 cups quinoa, cooked 6 Tbsp. Carlino’s Basil Infused Meyer Lemon Infused Olive Oil 2 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar 1 clove garlic, chopped Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup ciliegine mozzarella (cherry-sized), halved 3-4 leaves fresh basil, chopped Directions: In a large mixing bowl,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at La Bella Cucina