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Tomato mozzarella, but right!

Tomato mozzarella, but right!

What does it take for a good tomato mozzarella salad? 3 things are needed in the kitchen: tasty tomatoes, fresh basil and good olive oil. In addition, a good buffalo mozzarella and the Caprese is perfect. I know we are still a little early, as the tomatoes in Switzerland are still waiting for the warm sun. Everything from our garden, and this already on April 20, 2022. Tomatoes from the sun-drenched greenhouse, basil and our own olive oil What more…

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Wellness on Sa Contissa

Wellness on Sa Contissa

Not only we need regular care of the body, but also our sheep. Always in spring, when the cold nights are over, i.e. From 10 May, the sheep will be sheared. We don’t do that ourselves, but we know the right person: Martino. With his brother he has 250 sheep and many other animals on his farm. He was with us in the last days and organized the sheep wellness program. The archipelago looks more complicated than it is. Martino…

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The melons are coming

The melons are coming

Daylight saving time is melon time. At the moment we have around 30 degrees every day, and we can watch the melons grow, bigger and bigger. What are watermelons actually made of? First and foremost, a watermelon contains – as the name suggests – water, about 90 to 95 percent. Apart from that, however, the fruit fibers also contain many vitamins, especially vitamin A and some vitamin C. In addition, there is a significant iron content as well as magnesium,…

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Why roses in the vineyard?

Why roses in the vineyard?

There are countless types of roses. Climbing roses, stem roses and shrub roses are a few of them. A total of about 250 varieties are known. The cultivation of the beautiful rose has a long tradition that extends all over the world. The oldest representation of a rose was found in Crete in the palace of Knossos. It is based onc. 1,600 BC estimated. In Ancient Greece, the rose also got its majestic name “Queen of Flowers”. The queen of…

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The young vines in the first winter

The young vines in the first winter

The first winter is always a challenge for the young vines. Not only do the vines have to be cut, the soil fertilized, the young and not so strong plants are particularly affected by the cold and the wind. This winter it has rained rather little, maybe even too little. Therefore, it is also important to have the water balance of the plants under control. To date, they have kept the plants well, the work has all been done, now…

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Eliseo is full of energy

Eliseo is full of energy

We are in regular contact with Eliseo, in February we visited him, in March he was with us in Terralba. On the one hand, it is important for us to know how the situation of the family is developing, on the other hand, it is also about planting the new Oliveto. In February we were able to get an idea of the current status of the clean-up work and the motivation of Eliseo and Angelo. It’s amazing how motivated they…

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Wild garlic season

Wild garlic season

Who of you knows the fresh scent of wild garlic? And who has ever searched for wild garlic in the forest, cut it and then processed it in the kitchen? We did this today in Ticino. Always on the nose In Ticino, wild garlic (aglio orsino) is widespread…. and thus also the wild garlic lovers. We are also part of it. On this Sunday morning we went to Serpiano to find the wild garlic. Thanks to the lockdown, we had…

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Our young olive trees

Our young olive trees

Almost a year ago, we decided to plant 1,300 olive trees on one hectare of land. We did not choose the conventional variant with individual trees, but an intensive planting, which provides more efficiency in care and harvesting and still a very good quality. We were lucky enough to acquire additional land directly adjacent to our property, about 1 ha. Our goal was to plant more olive trees. We learned from specialists and decided on a new path: we planted…

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How to store olive oil correctly?

How to store olive oil correctly?

The ideal place for storing olive oil is cool, dry and as dark as possible. In addition, the olive oil should be stored exclusively in dark glass or in a bag in a box. The most important points in detail: At what temperature should the olive oil be stored? 10 – 15 degrees are optimal What is a bag in box? Read the article in the blog When does air come to olive oil?Every time the bottle or canister is…

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What is a bag in box?

What is a bag in box?

Only with the correct storage of olive oil can the quality be ensured for months. In the article on the storage of olive oil , we have discussed the different vessels. A special, not yet so well-known, is the Bag in Box, which we would like to explain to you today. Until now, larger quantities of olive oil (e.B. 3 or 5 l) were usually filled in tinplate cans and sold to customers. In this day and age, it goes…

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