Cheese

 GORGONZOLA  DOP DOLCE  Gorgonzola, primarily characterized and recognized for its inner veins of mold, is a favorite among Italian connoisseurs.  Today, Gorgonzola Dolce  is considered to be one of the most characteristic and favored of Italian cheeses, and one of the few with the Guaranty DOC (literally “Protected Origin Control,” a system of control of origin…

Workshop – Extra Virgin Olive oil: How to recognize the real one.

Friday April 4, 2014 at Pura vita Natural Store 6pm – $ 10. Workshop – Extra Virgin Olive oil: How to recognize the real one. The olive oil in your pantry, the one imported with a misleading and inaccurate label from the Mediterranean areas or from South America and California is most likely a scam. 70% of the…

Special Recipe from my hometown (Lucca)

Zuppa di Farro alla Lucchese (Lucca’s Spelt Soup) The  Zuppa di Farro (Spelt Soup)  is a true institution of Tuscan cuisine. A tasty and easy recipe. This  version is lighter than the original , with less beans and more vegetables and bacon . Here’s how to make it !    Ingredients: 200 grams of Spelt150 grams of…

Olive Oil Secrets

Like all oils, olive oil is a mixture of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and saturated fatty acids. What makes olive oil so healthful is its high percentage of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that helps protect the heart and in some research seems to lower cancer risk. The amount of oleic acid varies from 55 percent to…

Fresh Pasta

We offer now different cuts of fresh made pasta and filled pasta.   Fettuccine 500g CAD 9.99 Meat Tortellini 500g.  CAD 12.99 Ravioli Ricotta and Spinach 500g.  CAD 12.99