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Friday Photos From Umbria {And Emilia Romagna} ~ May 29th, 2015

Well, last week I missed posting any photos because we were away from home visiting Emilia Romagna. It turned out to be a disappointing week because it rained so...

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Pizza With Fava Bean Pesto, Fresh Fava Beans, Black Olives & Taleggio Cheese

Last spring, soon after our arrival back in Umbria for the season, we were visiting Todi, a beautiful small town just minutes from our farmhouse. I do not remember...

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Fried Artichokes {Carciofi Fritti} With Lemon Aioli

Although I love just about any vegetable you could name, I must admit that spring vegetables such as artichokes, asparagus, fava beans, and tiny spring peas are my favorites....

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Pecorino & Black Pepper Cheese Crisps

This is a recipe that I began making a month or so before we left for Umbria when I was looking for ways to use up a large block...

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Friday Photos From Umbria – May 15th, 2015

We just returned to Umbria late Tuesday afternoon after a thankfully uneventful flight. We even managed to get our luggage and rental car in record time and got on...

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Whole Wheat Walnut Breadsticks

I love to use whole grains in my baking whenever I can, both in my savory and sweet baked goods. I recently had a craving for crunchy breadsticks and...

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Pesto, Eggplant & Tomato Flatbread

Flatbreads have become a popular appetizer offered at many local restaurants. What it great about flatbreads is that the topping options are endless, they are easy to assemble (especially...

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Spaghetti With Fried Capers, Anchovies, & Shrimps

Lemon flavored pasta has always been a favorite of mine, and of course lemon also pairs well with seafood. I recently was reading about fried capers, and they sounded...

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Roasted Asparagus With Anchovy Lemon Crumb Topping

Asparagus is one vegetable that we now can find year round in our grocery stores. However, the thin sweet asparagus found each spring is simply too difficult to resist....

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Pizza With Tuscan Kale, Nduja, Tomatoes, & Robiola Cheese

Friday night is pizza night at our house, and although my husband often has the same pizza ever week, I love trying new toppings on my pizza. One of...