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Slow Braised Beans & Greens

This is a classic Italian vegetable dish that is very inexpensive to prepare that originated from “cucina povera”. For this dish I bought a bag of dried chickpeas, a...

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Oven Roasted Vegetables With Farro & Oranges

I first discovered farro on a past trip to Umbria many years ago and it was truly love at first bite. If you are unfamiliar with farro, it is...

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Whole Wheat No Knead Bread

I love making my own bread at home, but for some reason I haven’t baked a loaf of bread since Christmas although I do bake focaccia of some type...

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Roasted Eggplant & Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Having lived in Italy for many years, we tend to be very picky about Italian cuisine and rarely go out to eat at local Italian restaurants in North America...

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Fig & Hazelnut Spiced Biscotti

I have written in the past that my husband loves biscotti and that I consider it my job to keep his biscotti jar full. I have been negligent in...

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Pasta With Zucchini & Caldarello Sausage

My husband recently had a long bike ride planned…… in fact it was a 200 mile long ride. A friend who was turning 70 years old wanted to celebrate...

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Tropical Fruit Quinoa Salad

On our recent trip down to Key West, we drove through a south Florida agricultural region that had one market stand after another selling tropical fruit. Just looking at...

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Cranberry Brie Bites

This is another easy to put together snack to serve when entertaining that goes really well with a nice glass of wine. This is an easier option than that...

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Creamy Avocado Pasta

This is another new pasta recipe that I prepared last month after coming across it in a health magazine. When I first thought about pairing avocados with pasta I...

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Roasted Beet, & Warm Goat Cheese Salad

This is a variation of a salad I have been making for years. Soft goat cheese is shaped into coins and then these are rolled into breadcrumbs. Once my...