GIARDINIERA DELLA ZIA RINA/ZIA RINA GIARDINIERA in the USA

conserve di verdura – vegetable preserves

The peppers in the Giardiniera prepared in the USA by Silviadc

Zia Rina was the sister of my mother-in-law. She grew up and lived on a farm in Piedmont, in Northern Italy, where the harvests of the land, particularly the vegetable garden, were abundant during the summer season.

She used a traditional recipe to preserve the summer crops for consumption during the hard and cold winter.

The farm in Piedmont –Paolo Monti  CC BY-SA 4.0

Ingredients

  • 300 Grams green beans
  • 300 Grams carrots
  • 300 Grams celery
  • 3 Peppers
  • 3 Small flat onions
  • 150 Grams of olive oil
  • 150 Grams of sugar
  • Salt 3 Quarts vinegar

How to make ZIA RINA GIARDINIERA

  1. Boil the green beans, carrots, and celery in vinegar for half an hour.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and boil for 10 minutes all together.

How to do it in the USA

You should buy the vegetables at a Farmer’s Market; unless you have your vegetable garden where you grow the vegetables, they are usually much better than the ones you can find at a supermarket.

Use a Stainless Steel Canning Funnel like this one from webstaurantstore.com to put it in the can.

ITALIANO

Zia Rina era la sorella di mia suocera. È cresciuta e ha vissuto in una fattoria in Piemonte, nel Nord Italia, dove i raccolti della terra, in particolare l’orto, erano abbondanti nella stagione estiva.

Usava una ricetta tradizionale per conservare i raccolti estivi per il consumo durante la fredda stagione invernale.

Ingredienti

  • 300 Grammi Fagiolini
  • 300 Grammi Carote
  • 300 Grammi Sedano
  • 3 Peperoni
  • 3 Cipolline piatte
  • 150 Grammi olio
  • 150 Grammi zucchero
  • Sale 3 Quarti d’aceto

Come preparare la GIARDINIERA DELLA ZIA RINA

  1. Fare bollire con l’aceto I fagiolini, carote e sedano per mezzora.
  2. Aggiungi il resto e far bollire per dieci minuti tutto insieme.

Come farlo negli USA

Comprate le verdure in un Farmer’s Market nel caso in cui non abbiate il vostro orto dove coltivate le verdure. Di solito sono molto migliori di quelle che potete trovare nel locale supermercato.

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Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
Now he lives in Washington, DC, USA.
Still, he regularly visits his hometown
and enjoys going around all the places in his home country
especially those he can reach by public transportation.

Enrico loves writing guide books on travel in Italy
to help his friends that go to Italy to visit
and enjoy his old home country.
He also publishes books on the Argentine tango dance.

You can reach Enrico at enricomassetti@msn.com.