preservesWhen it’s snowing and deadly cold there’s not much you can do in the countryside… one of the nicest things is chatting with friends, both “live” or through skype, facebook, etc.
This evening I was chatting with my friend Letizia, from Agriturismo alla Madonna del Piatto in Assisi, who keeps a beautiful blog mainly devoted to her great recipes (she also runs a cooking school at her place).
She suggested that I add more recipes in my blog, specifically preserves recipes… I was thinking about some interesting recipe to post when I came across a list of all the preserves that are currently in our storeroom at the Locanda, waiting for guests to arrive in June. It looked that it would make everybody understand why Letizia suggested Preserves instead of, let’s say, cakes or pastas…

So here it goes:

Fruit in syrup: yellow “cherry” plums, prunes, sour-cherries, apricots, peaches, pears.
Compote: apples, plum, peach, pears, quince.
Juices: yellow “cherry” plums, apple, pear, concord grapes, white bianchello grapes, quince, apricot, peach, sour-cherry, “sorbus domestica”.
Jams: parsimmon, peach, white peach, apricot, cherry, apple, sour-cherry, red berries, sloe (blackthorn), strawberry, Angelica pear, Williams pear, plum, apple lemon & sage, white peach, mellon, white watermellon, figs.
Marmelades: orange, citron, tangerine.
Jellies: elderflower, quince, blackberry, concord grapes, bianchello grapes, sour-cherry & sangiovese wine.
Reductions: sloe, green walnut.
Sour-cherry syrup.
Chutneys”: plum, green tomato, red onions.
Caramelized figs
Strawberry sauce
Violet jelly
Rose petals jam

Sauces: tomato, mixed vegetables, porcini mashrooms
Stock concentrate: beef chicken & vegetables, vegetables
Baby artichokes in OEVOO (organic extravergin olive oil)
Stuffed baby peppers in OEVOO
Sweet and sour pickled cornichons
Pickled cornichons
Zucchini in OEVOO
Aubergines in OEVOO
Green peppers in OEVOO
Pickled mildly-hot green chiles
Mixed peppers spread

Liqueurs: green walnut, mint, balm-mint, camomille, lemon-verbena, orange & balm mint, orange & anis, sloe (blackthorn), “sorbus domestica”, yellow “cherry” plum, apple pips, honey & coriander, elderflower, elderberry, bay berry, quince, anis, cherries & spices, fennel, sour-cherry, grapefruit, apricot, pear, tangerine.

preserves Valle NuovaI promise I will start posting recipes soon! :)