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...