Zucchini Apple Bread

There is a period every summer when I find myself losing the race to find new, great tasting ways to use up our bounty of fresh zucchini from the...

Summer Lentil Salad

Our diet changes from season to season and while we love lentils year round, during the warmer months of the year we are much more likely to be enjoying...

Summer Pasta Salad

There are times during the real dog days of summer when I dread going into my kitchen to cook dinner, particularly after a long, busy day working around the...

Pasta With Black Truffles

Umbria is famous for its black truffles, and although in general black truffles are not as highly prized as white truffles by most gourmets, they are none the less...

Apricot Snack Cake

Late spring in Umbria is when apricots and tart cherries can be found sold in abundance in our local markets and grocery stores. A fresh apricot that is at...