From Libellula's Kitchen

Julia Franchi Scarselli
Homemade apple pie

Homemade apple pie

There is no butter at all in this delicious pie bursting with apples! Ingredients Crust: 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 2 Tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup low fat milk  1/2 cup Libellula Extra Virgin olive oil Filling: 3/4 cup sugar 3 Tablespoons Minute tapioca (or all-purpose flour) 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 3 pounds apples, chopped into 1-inch pieces (9-10 cups) – I use Granny Smith [a Tablespoon of milk + a Tablespoon of sugar for topping] Crust: Preheat oven to 400° F. Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Stir in milk & Libellula Evoo...

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Julia Franchi Scarselli
Pomegranate & walnut salad with EVOO

Pomegranate & walnut salad with EVOO

Ingredients Any mixed greens just no iceberg (I like to mix gem lettuce, rucola and mache) Walnuts (toasted if you like and have space on the stove top or oven to do so) Pomegranate seeds removed from the fruit 1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I recommend Hojiblanca for its low bitterness and peppery aftertaste) 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar (I used Modena but pomegranate balsamic or other flavor would be great) A scant tablespoon of apple cider vinegar Salt and pepper to taste (about 1/2 teaspoon of each)   Put the greens in cold water so that they...

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Julia Franchi Scarselli
Spaghetti with tomatoes, basil and Libellula Extra Virgin olive oil

Spaghetti with tomatoes, basil and Libellula Extra Virgin olive oil

It is very satisfying with a dinner salad and a nice glass of wine. It is really important that you use fresh, tasty cherry tomatoes.

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Julia Franchi Scarselli
Chocolate Olive Oil cake

Chocolate Olive Oil cake

Chocolate Olive Oil cake

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