Apulia region has a ancient and singular home-made pasta tradition. "Cavatiedde", "Friciddate","Recchjetedde" are just few of the vernacular names we use for our home-made shapes, and their sound remind us of ancient way of the apulian people to prepare their own pasta at home.
Orecchiette is one of the most famous apulian home-made pasta. The name comes from the shape which reminds a small ear. Orecchiette are made with durum wheat, water and salt. To shape the little ears need to use a knife to rub the little piece of dough on the wooden rolling board.
Orecchiette con le cime di rapa
Orecchiette are combined with broccoli rabe and anchovies fillets in one of the most delicious apulian recipe. Then we also use to prepare Orecchiette with tomato sauce(with or without meat) mixed with spicy "Ricotta" cheese, with "Pecorino" cheese or salted "Ricotta" cheese sprinkled on the top.
Nowadays modern lifestyle changed our habits, so we use to buy pasta from the supermarket shelfs for the daily life and reserve the home-made pasta for the celebrations and special occasions to enjoy with family and friends.
Anyway I can say I was lucky enough in my life to see my grandmother and my mother capable hands preparing tons and tons of home-made pasta!
To shape the little ears need to use a knife
Rub the little piece of dough on the rolling board
The dough is made by durum wheatm water and salt
Our little ears are ready , like flying saucers on parade!
The harvest of wine grapes in our farm has been started at this month. We start to work at 6 o'clock in the morning, because we need to escape from the hot temperature! This year our grapes grow very healthy, they look like a string of purple pearls.
Our workers are working hard in the vineyards.
Some beautiful "Primitivo" grapes, ready to harvest!
Syrah grapes, will give deep purple colour wine!
Malvasia Bianca grapes, have the colour of gold!
And now soon to the wine factory, i think will have a great quality Primitivo wine this year!
Dear Friends and Customers,
We are happy to see you all here. I am Saverio, I run "Masseria Civitella" with my father together! We want to share our farm life and funny things with you here.
We love our territory, our culture and tradition. Here, we will share news about our farm, beautiful olive trees, delicious olive oil, wine grapes, besides, we would also love to share things about food, recipes, beautiful landscape and all other things about Italy. Hope you will like our blog!
The smell of summer
zucchine are very delicious in summer!
Figs are one of the delicious fruit in Apulia in summer, we use to sun-dry its to enjoy its also out of summer :)
Sun-dried tomatoes, a typical ingredient of Apulian cuisine, and it is delicious too!