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DS ORGANIC MOONEH ESSENTIALS

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“The launch of my own brand of foods isn’t about nostalgia, but about preserving a link with where the recipes came from and how they were made; from land to home. By bringing them into the present, I hope to give them a clear sense of what they were and what they still are.”                       
 
- Dima
Dima Sharif Organic Mooneh* Essentials
"back to land and home"
 *Mooneh: Arabic for 'Pantry Stock'

In The Press -
"Taste summons memory and emotion, and for Dima, whose soon-to-be published cookery book is a recollection of food memories and recipes that contrast and connect people and generations, her pickles reconnect the smell and taste of her grandmother’s kitchen to the artisanal continuity of times past."



DS Limited Edition 
Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
(first press)
Now Available at The Farmers' Market on Bay Avenue/ Busines Bay (see map at end of page)

The olives are handpicked from well-kept and loved olive trees of an award winning family farm in the North of Jordan. The farm nurtures 'Nebali' Olive trees (the trees indigenous to the Palestinian city Nablus. 

This extra virgin olive oil is certified organic and is extracted from the best quality handpicked fruits within 24 hours of harvest and in -28°C. This care is very well reflected in the quality of this outstanding olive oil where the olives are very present in its fruity nose and taste.

The proceeds from this product will go to support up to 5 Single-mother Palestinian Families living in the Palestinian Refugee Camps there.

Properties: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil – with an outstanding 0.5% Acidity - with fruity flavor including hints of peach and grapes – ever so slightly peppery – with hints of green flavor.

Certifications:
· ISO 9001 certified.
· HACCP Certified.
· “EVO” certified by Chemiservice, Italy & Agbiolab, USA
· “Organic EVO” certified by IMO Switzerland.

Ingredients: 500 ml Certified Organic, First Press, Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, produce of Jordan.

Serving Suggestions: To some it is too precious to cook with, I use it in cooking special concoctions. This oil is fruity which allows you to use widely. Use as a last stage dressing oil on anything salads dips cooked or raw fish and meat. I love dipping warm bread into it and savouring its uninterrupted nose and flavour.

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Tester's Feedback 
"It is impossible not to taste the pluck and resourcefulness of the traditional Middle Eastern kitchen in Dima Sharif’s newly launched Organic Mooneh (pantry) Essentials; a range of pickles, made by hand, using UAE locally grown, seasonal, organic vegetables and small-batch organic olive oil from Jordan."
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Organic Dried Zaatar Mix
Now available at the Farmers' Market on Bay Avenue/ Busines Bay (see map at end of page)

This dried zaatar mix follows the purist method typical to traditional Palestinian cuisine, where the dried leaves are not mixed with any spices or other ingredients to increase the yield or mask the flavor of zaatar. In fact this mix celebrates the uninterrupted flavor of the pungent zaatar local to the Levant. It is made following my ancient family’s recipe, this organic zaatar is purely from high quality zaatar leaves and sesame seeds that have been sourced from organic zaatar farms in Jordan. 

You will be pleasantly surprised by the piquant aroma and flavor of this dried zaatar mix. It is unmasked, pure and pungent. Once you smell it and taste it you will know the difference between high quality zaatar and the other types of mixes. To those familiar with this unmixed flavor, this zaatar will take you right back to your early years reminiscing your childhood home. 

The leaves have been handpicked, dried and mixed by Palestinian Women living in the Palestinian Refugee Camps in Jordan. And the proceeds from this product will go to support up to 5 Single-mother Palestinian Families living in the Palestinian Refugee Camps there.

Ingredients: Dried Organic Zaatar Leaves (Jordan), Organic Sesame Seeds (Jordan), Himalayan Salt.

Serving Suggestions: Simply dip some bread in DS Limited Edition Organic EV Olive Oil then second dip in this dried zaatar mix for an unmatched delicious flavour. Otherwise, wet this mixture slightly with the olive oil and spread over rolled out bread dough to make outstanding Zaatar Manaqish. Also use this mix as a flavouring to chicken, fish, eggs, salads…etc as you would dried oregano. Find my Chicken Zaatar Recipe on this link.

Read more about this zaatar on this link.

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Organic Pickled Fresh Zaatar Leaf in Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

Zaatar and olive oil is at the heart of the Levant. I pickled fresh zaatar leaves instead of drying them for a new/old take on this match made in heaven. Because the leaves are fresh the zaatar is highly aromatic and very much present in every bite. 

The zaatar leaves used in the making of this pickle are sourced locally from the UAE organic farmers during the UAE’s farming season. The olive oil in this jar is fair- trade organic Palestinian olive oil. 

Ingredients: Organic Fresh Zaatar (UAE), Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Palestine), Himalayan Salt. 

Serving suggestions: Simply spoon onto a plate and dip warm bread into the mixture scooping out the zaatar and enjoy the aromatic flavor of both the zaatar and olive oil. I use the zaatar in salad dressings and as an aromatic in my cooking. The zaatar infused olive oil, makes an excellent addition to tomato sauces, pasta, drizzle over pizza or roast chicken. I love to drizzle it over bread as a flavor-packed base for many sandwiches, let your imagination roam.

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Limited Edition 
Green Olives in Organic Brine 

Anyone who knows Arabic cuisine knows that no menu is complete, and no table spread is perfect without the inclusion of green olives. Green olives have been made in a variety of way across the globe and especially those ones made following the Arabic cuisine style are very well loved. However the olives I produce cannot even be compared to the commercial olives found everywhere. They are a league of their own. I guarantee it and can always offer tasters for you to see just how outstanding these are! 

The content of these jars have all been grown naturally and organically, mostly tended by hand, including the olives that were hand-picked this harvest season some of which kept for making these brined olives and some pressed to extract the oil following the old and traditional cold press method. All of which had been hand prepared for pickling following my family’s ages old recipe. These olives are the produce of my family farm in the north of Jordan. 

These olives are available in two versions, spicy and non-spicy 

Ingredients: Certified Organic Green Olives (produce of Jordan), UAE Local Organic Lemon, UAE Local Organic Chilies, Himalayan Sea Salt. 

Serving suggestions: Norm has it for these olives to be served in a bowl at any table containing food. They can also be pitted and stuffed with white cheese, pickled carrots or pickled beetroots and served as such on the side of dishes or used in the cooking of some dishes (especially good with fish, salmon and chicken). I also use them in making my Moroccan chicken and olives tagine. I also like to pit them and slice them up to use them in making a green olives salad or for adding to any other salads especially fattouch. There really is no limit to how these can be used.

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Homemade, Organic
Lemon & Chili Pickles
Now Available at The Farmers' Market on Bay Avenue/ Busines Bay (see map at end of page) & at Baker & Spice Dubai

These artisanal spicy pickles are made using outstanding organic ingredients. The green chilies and lemons are locally grown in the UAE and are pickled in an outstanding certified organic, cold-press extra virgin olive oil that I personally picked from an artisanal farm in Jordan.

The content of these jars have all been grown naturally and organically, mostly tended by hand, including the olives that were hand-picked this harvest season and pressed to extract the oil following the old and traditional cold press method. All of which had been hand prepared for pickling following my family’s ages old recipe.

Each jar is individually packed and labeled all made with love and care as I do when preparing my own stock at home. I add no chemicals or preservatives so you can rest assured your and your family’s health are safe.


Ingredients: Local Organic Green Chilies, Local Organic Lemons, Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Jordan), Himalayan Salt.

Serving suggestions: These pickles are delicious had with warm bread and really compliment the flavours of rice and grain-based dishes as well as pair well with hummus. They make an excellent relish to grilled meats and personally I just love these over scrambled eggs and labneh. Absolutely mouthwatering!

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Homemade Organic Green Beans & Walnuts Pickled in 
Organic EV Olive Oil 

This is a delightful and flavour-packed pickle that is a crowd pleaser. Whether you serve it on its own with bread to start the meal, as dip or as a relish next to foods this pickle works very well and always delights everyone. 

The beans, lemons, and shatta (Dima’s homemade hotsauce) ingredients that go into the making of this pickle are all sourced from (UAE) local, organic farms during season. 

These artisanal spicy pickles are made using outstanding organic ingredients and are pickled in an outstanding certified organic, cold-press extra virgin olive oil that I personally picked from a small artiartisanal farm in Jordan. 

The content of these jars have all been grown naturally and organically, mostly tended by hand, including the olives that were handpicked this harvest season and pressed to extract the oil following the old and traditional cold press method. All of which had been hand prepared for pickling following my family’s ages old recipe. 

This pickle is also available without the walnuts and with mixed vegetables instead for those who are nut-intolerant. 

Ingredients: Local Organic Green Beans, Local Organic Lemon, Walnuts, Organic Local Garlic, DS Organic Shatta (Red Chili Sauce), Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Jordan), Himalayan Sea Salt. 

Serving suggestions: These pickles are delicious served with warm bread to start a meal or served as dip with some bread sticks. I also like to mix this pickle with labneh and serve it on the side of egg dishes or as a more interesting dip for chips or baked potatoes. It is also a good relish over grilled meats. 
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Homemade Organic
Mixed Vegetables Pickled in EV Olive Oil 

Regardless of the eater’s palate or background or preferred cuisine, no one had ever tasted this pickle without completely indulging in its delicious flavours. Everyone loves this pickle. 

The ingredients that go into the making of this pickle are all sourced from (UAE) local, organic farms during season.
These artisanal spicy pickles are made using outstanding organic ingredients and are pickled in an outstanding certified organic, cold-press extra virgin olive oil that I personally picked from a small artisanal farm in Jordan. 

The content of these jars have all been
grown naturally and organically, mostly tended by hand, including the olives that were handpicked this harvest season and pressed to extract the oil following the old and traditional cold press method. All of which had been hand prepared for pickling following my family’s ages old recipe. 

This pickle is also available non-spicy to order. 

Ingredients: Local Organic Carrots, Local Organic cabbages, Local Organic Red, Yellow and Green Capsicums, Organic Local Garlic, DS Organic Shatta (Red Chili Sauce), Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Jordan), Himalayan Sea Salt. 

Serving suggestions: These pickles are delicious served with warm bread to start a meal or served as dip with some toasted pita wedges. I also like to mix this pickle with labneh and serve it on the side of egg dishes or as a more interesting dip for chips or baked potatoes. It is also a good relish over grilled meats. They also pair very well with rice-based dishes. 

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Organic Turnip Pickles

I followed my family’s age-old recipe. This is the Levant in a jar. This pickle is one of the most popular pickles in Levantine cuisine. You will hardly have any stree food in the levant that does not include this pickle one way or another. Even at homes, this pickle is always served on the side of food on every home’s dining table.

Sourced from (UAE) local, organic farms during season, these artisanal pickles, (which can be made spicy or non-spicy to order ) are made using outstanding organic ingredients that are locally grown in the UAE. The content of these jars have all been grown naturally and organically, mostly tended by hand.
Ingredients: Organic Local Turnips, Organic Local Beetroots, Organic Local Chili, Organic vinegar, Himalayan Salt.

Serving Suggestions:
These pickles will brighten up sandwiches such as chicken, falafel or slow cooked pulled meats. Great in salads too. I love serving these next to stews or fried food.

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Organic Cauliflower Pickles
One of my favourite pickles ever. From the taste, to the texture and even the colour these pickles are succulent and pair well with everything. I love them with Arabic rice dishes, in salads, in sandwiches and in the making of relishes and sauces. You will too, just try them.

Sourced from (UAE) local, organic farms during season, these spicy artisanal pickles, are made using outstanding organic ingredients that are locally grown in the UAE. The content of these jars have all been grown naturally and organically, mostly tended by hand.

Ingredients: Organic Local Cauliflower, Organic Local Lemon, Organic vinegar, Himalayan Salt.

Serving Suggestions: find a recipe on this link where I used them in a salad, this could help you get inspired as to how else they can be used. Otherwise serve them really with anything they are amazing! Find my Pickle Falvoured Salad Recipe on this link


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Organic Green Tomatillo Pickles
Try these pickles, sliced with a cheeseburger! The minute you try it once, you will never go back to the boring old gherkins! This pickle is sharp, sour (from the original sourness of green tomatillos) and while they are not the best to be had on their own, they are a perfect match to any oily fish or fatty meat cuts as their sharpness and tanginess cuts through fats like a charm making them absolutely an amazing condiment. Whenever the food is rich, creamy, fatty or in need of tang and a lift, these pickled tomatillos answer best to that.

Sourced from (UAE) local, organic farms during season, these artisanal pickles, (which can be made spicy or non-spicy to order ) are made using outstanding organic ingredients that are locally grown in the UAE. The content of these jars have all been grown naturally and organically, mostly tended by hand.
Ingredients:
Organic Local Green Tomatillos, Organic vinegar, Himalayan Salt.

Serving Suggestions: These pickles will brighten up any dish that needs tang or wherever you are looking to add a sour flavor. Best served with rich foods, fatty meat cuts and are the burger’s best friend! Try it and see for yourself.

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Organic Beetroot Pickles

Crunchy, colourful, tangy, and simply deliciously beetroot gorgeous! As beetroots do, these pair well with everything. I especially love serving these next to cheeses. 

Sourced from (UAE) local, organic farms during season, these artisanal pickles, (which can be made spicy or non-spicy to order ) are made using outstanding organic ingredients that are locally grown in the UAE. The content of these jars have all been grown naturally and organically, mostly tended by hand. 

Ingredients: Organic Local Heritage Beetroots, Local Organic lemon, Organic vinegar, Himalayan Salt.

Serving Suggestions:
I always serve these on a cheese platter, love pairing them with cheese. Also love serving them next to rice-based dishes and chopping them up to use them in salads or as relish next to grilled meats and fish. Find my Pickle Falvoured Salad Recipe on this link

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Organic Pickled Cucumbers
A staple of the Levantine Mooneh (pantry stock). There hardly is a home in the Levant that does not stock pickled cucumbers, making these the most popular pickles and a familiar flavor in all menus. Following my family’s old recipe for these pickles each jar’s contents are hand prepared from organic ingredients without the use of any chemicals or preservatives as none are needed.

Sourced from (UAE) local, organic farms during season.
These artisanal pickles, (which can be made spicy or non-spicy to order) are made using outstanding organic ingredients that are locally grown in the UAE. The content of these jars have all been grown naturally and organically, mostly tended by hand.


Ingredients: Organic Cucumbers (UAE), Organic Green Chilies (UAE), Organic Homemade Brine (Organic Vinegar, Himalayan Salt) Grape Leaf.

Serving suggestions:
Works well as a side to all Arabic concoctions, and excellent relish for sandwiches, burgers and Shawermas. Also livens up any salad. The sky is the limit when it comes to these cucumber pickles.


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Organic Chili Pickles

The chili pickles are very well known and a staple on most table spreads. These add a bit of spicy to any eating experience and can be added to food as a side or used in the cooking. These are very famous served next to hummus or used in sandwiches. I followed my family’s age-old recipe which produces crunchy, and very flavoursome pickled chilies..

Sourced from (UAE) local, organic farms during season.
These spicy artisanal pickles, are made using outstanding organic ingredients that are locally grown in the UAE. The content of these jars have all been grown naturally and organically, mostly tended by hand.

Ingredients: Organic Local Green/Red Chilies, Organic Local Lemon, Organic vinegar, Himalayan Salt.

Serving Suggestions:
Perfect on the side of all foods, especially hummus, and any meaty dishes. They are fantastic in sandwiches and add a much interesting kick to Arabic food the way jalapenos do for Mexican foods!

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Homemade Organic Shatta (Red Chili Sauce) Preserved in 
Organic EV Olive Oil

Shatta is a staple in most Levantine kitchens. This red chili sauce is beautifully flavoured and is a delightful base to most street foods and sandwiches on offer all over the Levant. It is one of my best sellers, I can hardly keep up making these batches and keeping stock as they run out before I am ready to start the next batch. Absolutely delicious!

This artisanal spicy sauce is made using outstanding local organic ingredients and is preserved in an outstanding certified organic, cold-press extra virgin olive oil that I personally picked from a small artisanal farm in Jordan.

The content of these jars have all been grown naturally and organically, mostly tended by hand, including the olives that were handpicked this harvest season and pressed to extract the oil following the old and traditional cold press method. All of which had been hand prepared for pickling following my family’s ages old recipe.


This sauce is available in 3 versions to order: Spicy, Mild & Non-spicy red pepper sauce.
Ingredients: Local Organic Red Chilies, Local Organic Red Capsicum, Organic Local Lemon, Organic Vinegar, Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Jordan), Himalayan Sea Salt.

Serving suggestions:
This sauce is a perfect base to sandwiches. It is succulent when used in salad dressings, marinades, and even in the rubbing and the cooking of various meats and vegetables. Pairs exceptionally well with labneh and egg dishes. This sauce adds ‘interesting’ to any foods it’s added to. Find my Freekeh Salad Dressed With Palestinian Shatta Dressing on this link

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Homemade Organic Green Shatta (Green Chili Sauce) Preserved in Organic EV Olive Oil 

Shatta or hot sauces in general are a staple in most Levantine kitchens. This green chili sauce is pungent and very tasty adding another dimension to all foods it’s served with. It is especially popular as the green sauce that tops Hummus in the levant. It is also used to dip Falafel in and in the making of Hummus Fatteh, Kushari and many other varieties of street foods. It is perfect with chicken and fish whether as rub before grilling or in the marinades before BBQ.

The content of these jars have all been grown naturally and organically, mostly from outstanding organic produce that has been tended by hand, including the olives that were handpicked this harvest season and pressed to extract the oil following the old and traditional cold press method. All of which had been hand prepared for pickling following my family’s ages old recipe.
This sauce is available in 3 versions to order: Spicy, Mild, Non-spicy red pepper sauce.
Ingredients:
Local Organic Green Chilies, Local Organic Green Capsicum, Organic Local Lemon, Organic Local Coriander, Organic Local Garlic, Organic Vinegar, Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Jordan), Himalayan Sea Salt.

Serving suggestions: This sauce is a perfect base to sandwiches. It is succulent when used in salad dressings, marinades, and even in the rubbing and the cooking of various meats and vegetables. Pairs exceptionally well with fish and chicken.

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Homemade Organic Smoked Shatta (Red Chili Sauce) Preserved in 
Organic EV Olive Oil 

If Shatta generally adds ‘interesting’ to food, then imagine what a bit of smokiness does to the shatta and everything else it pairs with! Want to elevate any dish to the next level, add pizazz or impress your diners? Look no further this Shatta is it! It will delight everyone and will produce a succulent flavor wherever it’s added.

This artisanal spicy sauce is made using outstanding local organic ingredients and is preserved in an outstanding certified organic, cold-press extra virgin olive oil that I personally picked from a small artisanal farm in Jordan.

The content of these jars have all been
grown naturally and organically, mostly tended by hand, including the olives that were handpicked this harvest season and pressed to extract the oil following the old and traditional cold press method. All of which had been hand prepared for pickling following my family’s ages old recipe.


This sauce is available in 3 versions to order: Spicy, Mild, Non-spicy red pepper sauce.
Ingredients: Local Organic Red Chilies, Organic Local Garlic, Organic Vinegar, Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Jordan), Himalayan Sea Salt.

Serving suggestions: This sauce is a perfect base to sandwiches. It is succulent when used in salad dressings, marinades, and even in the rubbing and the cooking of various meats and vegetables. Pairs exceptionally well with pulled meats, beef /pork ribs. It is an excellent addition to baked beans and works well in all types of BBQ. 

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Jameed Karaki (Fermented and Sundried Goat’s Milk Yoghurt) 

Jameed is a Bedouin specialty from Jordan. It is sundried fermented goat’s milk yogurt that comes in the shape of solid white balls. It is the staple for preparing Jordanian Mansaf (for more info on Jameed and Mansaf check out this link)

Sourced from a Bedouin artisan in Jordan who produces the best Jameed in very small batches. The Bedouin artisan is from Karak in the south of Jordan, the village known best for Jameed as their specialty. These Jameed balls are all organic without any chemicals or preservatives or flavourings. They are 100% natural and made following the ancient Bedouin traditions in preparing Jameed.

Also Available Goat’s Milk Labneh Balls preserved in Olive Oil (as in the picture above), the produce of Jerash a city in Jordan known for producing this specialty Labneh Jarashiyeh.
Ingredients: Organic Goat’s Milk (produce of Jordan), Organic Clarified Butter (produce of Jordan), Salt.
Serving Suggestions: find my mansaf recipe on this link

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DS Organic Fish & Seafood Spice Mix
DS Organic Meat & Poultry Spice Mixes
Now available at the Farmers' Market on Bay Avenue/ Busines Bay (see map at end of page)

Often times I am asked what is the secret to the depth of flavours in my food. I always reply with the same answer, it is my home ground and mixed spices.

I source my spices from the best spice markets, these spice mixes are home ground and mixed in small batches to create pungent mixes that will add a layer of depth and much appreciated flavour to your food; all you need to know is season the food with these spice mixes and instantly it is elevated and flavoursome.

Ingredients: I am very thoughtful to the mixing of flavours that offer the perfect marriage without any one flavor over powering the rest. To very controlled and precise measurements the ingredients may include (all freshly ground and mixed) Alspice, Cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper, coriander, ginger, safflower, turmeric…

Serving Suggestions: I am currently offering 2 flavours, one for flavouring fish and seafood dishes, and the other for flavouring meat and pultry dishes. You can use as a dry rub before BBQ or grilling your food, you can use in the creation of a wet rub, simply mix with my outstanding Limited Edition EV Olive Oil along with a clove of garlic, sea salt and your preferred type of vinegar and rub meats before long slow cooking or smoking and see how it transforms your finished dish. 

Go to this link and check out the recipes there using DS Spice Mixes. You will find many applications using these spice mixes, a repertoire that I update regularly.


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“Globalisation has altered so much of the past, especially when it comes to food and especially pickled foods. Recipes have altered over time to accommodate mass production. My range is small-batch, home made, and individually packed, with no machinery or chemicals used in the process. I source the very best produce, from the source, and even the salt and seasonings are organic."
- Dima

In The Press
“Preserving vegetables so they can be eaten at any time of the year is an ancient art used by cooks over the centuries to preserve food in times of plenty to sustain them when it was scarce. Chef and author, Dima Sharif gets herself in a pickle and brings back to table home crafted, authentic pickles in time for stocking Ramadan pantries.”

Taster's Feedback

“Dima’s pickles won’t engulf the mouth with acid. Her artisanal recipes are all about preserves with complex flavours that draw on local, seasonal, organic vegetables, first press organic olive oil, and organic seasonings and spices.”
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