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Grilled Salmon With Tomato Peach Relish

August has arrived which means that the temperatures here in Umbria are soaring. To beat the heat, I try and organize my dinner prep first thing in the morning...

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Very Berry Panna Cotta

I am back in Umbria, though not for long as we leave for Piemonte tomorrow. We are planning to explore the smaller towns throughout the region for six days,...

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Peach Pistachio Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Surprisingly, as I post this recipe, I am sitting in Michigan instead of Umbria, Italy where I had expected to spend my summer. My daughter and family had to...

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Friday Photos ~ July 8th, 2016

Another week has flown by, and after working hard to keep my two grandsons entertained these past two weeks, I leave tomorrow for a quick visit to the US...

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Ricotta And Goat Cheese Tomato Tart

We are now in the midst of a very hot summer here in Italy, which means that our tomatoes are ripening before our eyes. I just seem to get...

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Sunflower Spinach Puff Pastry Tart

We spent eleven days driving around the island of Sicily in May, and along with some wonderful memories, gorgeous photos, and a few souvenirs, I also brought home a...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ July 1st, 2016

We are finally back in Umbria, and thankfully summer has finally arrived. The temperatures are rising each and every day, but we finally have the pool opened so we...

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Farro Salad With Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Arugula, & Feta Cheese

Summer has finally arrived here in Umbria, and now I try to avoid spending long hours in a hot kitchen preparing meals. I love to make grain and legumes...

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Banana Zucchini Bread

It happens every year, so you’d think I’d prepare for it, but for some reason, it always takes me by surprise. We wait and wait for that first zucchini...

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Our 2016 Adventure in France ~ A Photo Journal

I regularly state that I have no urge to travel outside of Italy during our six months stay here each summer because there are so many areas of Italy...