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December 14, 2012


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abbiamo usato gli stessi contrasti di sapori, proverò la tua versione so già che mi piacerà ^__^

Simona Carini

E' vero! Visto che ami sia gli agrumi che le olive, posso immaginare che l'insalata ti piacerebbe.

My Italian Smörgåsbord

what a wonderful idea! I had oranges and raw fennel salad, but never oranges with olives... sounds wild :) and interesting! I wish my family could be happy with spaghetti al tonno... have no idea what to prepare on Christmas eve!


I love the sound of this. I will try this!


Sounds like a great combination of flavors and colors. Our Christmas Eve is usually the bigger meal and Christmas Day, a hearty soup, like a cioppino, gumbo or pozole. Is 'tonno' tuna? I would like that!

Simona Carini

Hi Lynne. Yes, tonno is tuna. Thanks for the note: I added the translation to the post. On Christmas Day we would have soup too: cappelletti in brodo (this page has a recipe, though each family has its own), and then boiled meat.

Simona Carini

Ciao Barbara. I know about the version with raw fennel, but honestly, I prefer the one I present. I love fennel with regular salad. Do you have some locally caught fish to prepare? I hope so. Here in Northern California right now is Dungeness crab season.

Ciao Paz. It's a simple dish, so, if you like oranges and olives, I recommend you give it a try.


We've also made the version with fennel, oranges and olives. However, I am curious to try just orange and olives. It is not only a great flavor combination, but the bright, bold colors render it festive, as well!

Simona Carini

I love fennel in my salad (I had some last night). When added to the oranges, it certainly changes the balance of texture and adds the anise note to the flavor. Let me know if you try my version.

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