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Broccoli With Anchovies & Garlicky Breadcrumbs

November is right around the corner and like everyone else, I am beginning to plan my holiday menus. I love to have all my family together and to have...

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Celebrating An Italian Thanksgiving

Italians living in Italy do not celebrate Thanksgiving as we do here in North America although they do have many holidays called La Festa del Ringraziamento (or Festival of...

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin

If you have followed my blog over the past eleven years, you might notice that it seems every so often I fall in love with a specific ingredient, and...

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Olive Harvest 2013 – A Photo Journal

We just finished our olive harvest this year, and WOW did we have a bumper crop! We are leaving Umbria tomorrow and won’t be back until next April so...

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Pumpkin, Sausage & Sage Pizza ~ Perfect Pairing With Moretti Beer

October is national pizza month, and although I honestly have been a little too busy closing up our two houses and with our olive harvest to celebrate it as...

Roasted Red Pepper & Caulflower Soup

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper & Cauliflower Soup

It’s been very rainy and gray in Umbria these past few weeks, and once I feel the need to curl up in front of a roaring fire or layer...

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Apricot Panna Cotta With Peaches

Dessert is not something I eat every day, but when we entertain I always feel that I need to plan something sweet at the end of our meal to...

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Fall Pear & Fig Salad

If you have been following my recent recipe postings, you’ll probably realize that I have just experienced our yearly fig explosion and though it is a short season, when...

Fresh Pasta With White Truffles

Umbrian Truffle Festival in Pietralunga & Fresh Pasta with White Truffles

If it’s fall there must be truffles, and every fall here in Umbria truffle markets begin to pop up across the region. We recently went to Pietralunga for their...

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Pizza Bianca With Fresh Figs, Prosciutto & Arugula

My fig season here in Umbria is way too short for my liking, but when figs are ripe and ready I spend a lot of time finding ways to...