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Baked Scallops With Tomato Sauce

We recently made a quick trip to Venice with family since they had never visited this remarkable city, and we needed a seafood fix. We spent two nights and...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ September 23rd, 2016

In less than four weeks it will be time once again to close up our property here in Umbria and head back to North America for the winter. We...

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Lemon Thyme Butter Cookies

When it comes to cookies, for me they have to be buttery and crisp. I have never been a big fan of soft pillowy cookies, or those sweetened with...

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White Peach Walnut Loaf

Our first summer season here in Umbria we planted eight fruit trees, including two types of apples, peaches, plums, and figs. After eight years, the apples and peaches are...

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Friday Photos ~ Venice & Burano ~ September 16th, 2016

We decided to travel outside of Umbria this week as my sister-in-law and her husband are visiting and they have never visited Venice. We spent two nights and three...

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Fried Potatoes, Peppers, & Onions

This rustic recipe is one that reminds me of my Mother-In-Law as she would throw together a couple of vegetables just picked from her garden along with potatoes into...

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Tropea Onion Jam

One of my favorite new cookbooks this year is Preserving Italy by Domenica Marchetti. It is the only Italian canning and preserving cookbook written in English that I’ve found....

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Friday Photos ~ September 10th, 2016

We have family visiting for two weeks so we are making the rounds. We went to Orvieto, Chianti, and Florence this week, and then after arriving home from Tuscany...

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Eggplant Patties With Fresh Garden Tomato Sauce

After adding truckloads of new soil to our vegetable garden late last year, we’ve had the best harvest in years this summer. Our zucchini, peppers, beans, tomatoes, and eggplants...

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Double Ginger Cookies

September has arrived, and although I can’t say I am ready for fall yet, I am enjoying the cooler nights. After the dishes are done for the day and...