Cured Green Olive Recipe

Olive display at Adams Fairacre Farms

I grew up watching my grandparents on both sides of the family, can all kinds of produce besides just tomatoes. Vegetables were marinated and jarred for the winter. Peaches were peeled and halved in a sugary syrup. My family would also cure olives. They were jarred in a salty brine and cured for months. In the last few … Read more

Dolce e Gabbana Meets 825 MAIN Marinara Sauce

825 MAIN Marinara Sauce meets Dolce e Gabbana! As we were leaving Italy this past spring, after visiting my sister Giovanna, a boutique in the Napoli airport jumped out at me! We got to the airport in plenty of time and as we settled into our gate’s waiting area, I told my husband that I … Read more

Bella Figura and Zucchini Flower Zeppole

I am so embarrassed that it has been so long since I have written a blog entry. Our only daughter is getting married and I have been preoccupied with making sure that everything is perfect because god forbid I make a “brutta figura”! But I ended up making a “brutta figura” with all of you … Read more

Traditions and Memories! Broiled Shrimp Scampi

What is General Patton doing at Coppola’s? As 2017 comes to an end I wanted to share a memory of the restaurant.  You see our restaurant wasn’t all about my family and I.  It was also about our customers.  Their memories became our memories.  I learned so much from our customers. The following story is … Read more

Broiled Shrimp Scampi Recipe from our restaurant menu

Here’s a popular shrimp recipe from our restaurant menu. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. Colossal shrimp (For information on choosing shrimp see my last blog post)4 garlic cloves thinly sliced1 tablespoon salt1/2 cup sherry wine1 1/2 cups butter (less butter if you don’t plan on serving over pasta)Paprika1 tablespoon parsley finely choppedLemon wedges (optional)Pasta … Read more

Adams Fairacre Farms Food Shows

Each year we participate in the Adams Fairacre Farms Food Shows (held within the Garden Shows) where we are featured along with dozens of local food vendors, sampling of our products and our fellow food vendors’ products. Adams Fairacre Farms offers customers a unique Hudson Valley experience that combines gourmet food with a stunning landscape. … Read more

Take a Walk through Ischia Ponte and enjoy a recipe for Panettone di Ischia

This post is going to be a little different. Different is that I will be living surreptitiously through my sister in this story. Even though she lives thousands of miles away in a different time zone we keep in touch through all the current forms of communication. Not only do we FaceTime on our iPhone, we email, use … Read more

Slow Rise Panettone Recipe

Adapted from Gourmet Magazine, December 2008 Ingredients: 1 cup golden raisins2 tablespoons gold rum2 tablespoons hot water3-3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour2/3 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast1/4 teaspoon lemon zest1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise3 large eggs, room temperature2/3 cup lukewarm water1 tablespoon warm honey12-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter (10-1/2 tablespoons softened and cut into … Read more

Shrimp Marinara for Feast of Seven Fishes

Just days away from Christmas Eve, I have been thinking about what seven fishes I should make for our traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner.  Being that both of my parents grew up near the Gulf of Naples in Italy (my dad from Monte di Procida on the mainland and my mom on the Island of … Read more