Women Beyond a Certain Age Podcast
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Sisterhood of the Traveling Cheese Wheel with Coleen Kirnan
Coleen Kirnan from Tuscan Women Cook is with us to talk about her immersive Tuscan cooking tours which are up and running again! There’s even a new online marketplace so you can shop the area even if you can’t get there yet.
Coleen has been welcoming guests to Montefollonico in the province of Sienna for over 20 years, after a drastic midlife change in her career. She creates an insider’s Italian itinerary filled with friendly, knowledgeable tour guides, translators, and private cooking classes in local rustic kitchen with nonas. Below, she shares a recipe for Tuscan Olive Oil Cake!
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Tuscan Olive Oil Cake
Makes 8-12 servings
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp corn starch
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup light olive oil
1 1/4 cup milk
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup lemon juice
Zest from 3 lemons
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Use any kind of nut or non-dairy milk in place of the whole milk.
Substitute any kind of citrus juice and zest for the lemon juice and lemon zest. Or use a combination. Orange and lemon juice are common. Use limoncello or vin santo in place of the lemon juice too.
Orange flower water, rose water or grappa may be used in place of the vanilla extract.
Women Beyond a Certain Age is an award-winning weekly podcast with Denise Vivaldo. She brings her own lively, humorous, and experienced viewpoint to the topics she discusses with her guests. The podcast covers wide-ranging subjects of importance to older women.
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