Le Ferre Infused Olive Oils + Recipes!

“A good oil is the result of a long-soil coming labor. It is the labor of a whole year: only if well done, it produces an excellent oil. This is the only secret of Le Ferre extra virgin olive oil.” {from Le Ferre’s website} In its third generation of farmers, Le Ferre produces in the Castellaneta […]

Spiritosi Recipes!

Here you go folks! A couple recipes to impress your guests: Chocolate Cherry Lava Cakes 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped and divided 1 tbsp heavy cream 3 tbsp unsalted butter, very soft 2 large eggs, room temperature 1/4 cup sugar 1 tbsp Barolo Chinato (drained from the Spiritosi Amarena Cherries jar; optional) 1 tsp vanilla […]


Delicious new product alert! Spiritosi Amarena Cherries are a jar full of whole amarena cherries preserved in one of Italy’s most evocative digestivi: Barolo Chinato. Amarena cherries are small, dark, slightly sour cherries grown primarily in Bologna and Modena. Though Italians typically preserve them in sugar, these delightful little cherries are preserved in the digestif […]

Double Pistachio Ice Cream

And yes. The “double” is necessary! This elegant (yet easy to assemble) dessert showcases two of our favorite holiday products – Pistachio Cream and Cantuccini Al Pistachio.   Ingredients Cantuccini Al Pistachio Pistachio Cream by Ritrovo Vanilla Ice Cream   Spoon Pistachio Cream onto 2 (or 3… or 4) Cantuccini Al Pistachio cookies. Place cream/cookie […]

Port Wine Poached Pears

Need an easy gluten free desert? How ’bout pears poached in port orange sauce – served with crème fraise? Your guests will think they have gone to heaven! Ingredients 1 cup port wine 3⁄4 cups sugar 3  2″ strips orange peel 1  2″ strip lemon peel 1 stick cinnamon 4 firm ripe Bosc pears For […]

Vanilla Caramel Popcorn with Fiori & Salt

Adapted from Baked by Rachel Flowers on your food are more than aesthetically pleasing.  Casina Rossa Fiori & Salt is a blend of 10 edible flowers with sea salt, presenting an elegant and unique addition to salads, or on cheese, vegetables, poultry, fish, and pork. Try Fiori & Salt with olive oil on Burrata cheese […]

Blackberry Crumble with Fig Jam & Lemon

With leftover bounty from the summer, we highly recommend this family fav! Beautiful blackberries have finally arrived at our local market and we’ve decided to put them to good use. Enjoy this Mediterranean twist to a classic berry crumble.   Ingredients 2-3 pints fresh or frozen blackberries Rind of 1 lemon, finely shredded Juice of […]

Acetoria Vinegars: Black Current Vinegar Over Vanilla Ice Cream

Some of the most incredible, pure, flavorful vinegar you’ll ever taste, here at The Shop Agora! A few weekends ago we were fortunate enough to have a member of the Reiterer family visit the store. As provided by Ritrovo: Acetoria vinegars are the result of an extraordinary collaboration between esteemed winemaker Joseph Reiterer of Alto […]

Greek Yogurt & Attiki Thyme Honey

The creamy, thick texture of Greek Fage Yogurt can take you right back to the homeland. Keep it simple and drizzle our Greek Attiki Thyme honey over a scoop of deliciousness, or spice it up with a handful of crunchy granola and some toasted walnuts. And if you really want to go over the top, […]