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Easy Organic Zucchini Frittata..the Art of Living…

By Marialiberati

To know how to live is my trade and my art.. Michel de Montaigne

copyright 2018 Art of Living, PrimaMedia,Inc/Maria Liberati

A Sunday Walk to Circus Maximus Market

Who knows what a walk on a sunny Sunday afternoon will lead to? I needed  some fresh ingredients for Sunday dinner. I decided to go to  the Market at Circus Maximus- known for local, organic and seasonal produce, dairy and freshly baked breads…but a trip to the market in Rome is never just a trip to the market… it is an experience through ancient Rome…how could I get  through it , do my shopping and be home in time to cook my easy organic zucchini frittata recipe?

Going Through the Roman Forum

First, I had to make it through the Roman Forum, on a sunny day up high on one of Rome’s seven hills, a breathtaking view, or a ‘belvedere’ (as we say in Italian), worthy of at least an hour stop..

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Next pass through the back of Rome’s Campidoglio  ( the official City Hall)..home of many things but also a piazza designed by Michelangelo..another hour…

Who knew I would pass the Arch of Janus-one of Rome’s ancient triumphal arches

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Arrival at Mercato di Campagna D’Amica di Circo Massimo

There goes another hour.. finally the market.. Mercato di Campagna D’Amica di Circo Massimo..( imagine taking a trip through an art museum every day just to get to the market!)

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All organic, local and seasonal, here’s where you can find locally made pecorino cheese, locally grown zucchini, agretti, farm fresh eggs and dairy, herbs , organic olive oil and wine, and freshly baked breads and sweets from organic ingredients..

Since it was already 3 PM and nothing on the table yet, I decided lunch would start with local bread and sliced pecorino produced in nearby Rieti

pecorino fresh bread roma

Easy Organic Zucchini Frittata

And then local organic zucchini, and some farm fresh eggs organic olive oil..an easy organic zucchini frittata.

Wash and slice 3-4 zucchini into small sticks

fresh zucchini saute

Saute in 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil till tender.

Whisk 4 farm fresh eggs together in a bowl, add in pinch of salt. Pour onto zucchini sticks. When firm on all sides flip onto plate,turn over and cook on opposite side till firm. Serve with dry white wine..we had  (nearby produced) Est!Est!Est!

Organic Strawberries for Dessert

Dessert was the infamous Fragole con Limone (strawberries with lemon). This  sounds simple but the trick is to use fresh, local and in season strawberries & fresh, local, organic lemons…

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Wash, hull and quarter 1 pound of strawberries. Place in ceramic bowl, squeeze one lemon on top, remove seeds. Sprinkle 2 tsps organic brown sugar or stevia on top, stir gently. Cover and let marinade in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

For more recipes and culinary travel, get your copy of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays and Special Occasions- 2nd edition.. winner of the Gourmand World Awards

Easy Organic Zucchini Frittata..the Art of Living…


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