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Sicilian Spaghetti Stuffed Eggplant Rollups {Involtini di Melanzane}

We just returned from ten fabulous days in France, spending half our stay in Provence, and the other half in the French Alps so my husband and his friends...

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Featured Ingredient ~ Italian Tomatoes ~ Why Do They Taste So Good?

If one fresh ingredient were considered to be the very emblem of summer in an Italian garden, it would have to be the tomato. As warmer weather approaches, we...

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Spaghetti Carbonara Pie

This is a fun recipe that kids of all ages enjoy. Best of all, it can be eaten for any meal of the day as it contains eggs, bacon,...

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Asparagus Arancini Stuffed With Creamy Taleggio Cheese

Street food is becoming so popular these days, whether it is sold from food trucks or tiny hole in the wall shops. In Sicily, street food is a way...

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Frizzone – Vegetable Stew From Emilia Romagna

I often get carried away at my local outdoor markets here in Umbria. There are only two of us at home, but I always buy enough vegetables to serve...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ June 3rd, 2016

This has been another busy week, beginning with the market in Perugia, rose shopping outside of Assisi, and Cantine Aperte on Sunday. The Saturday market in Perugia is one...

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Grapefruit Almond Cake {Gluten Free}

My husband and I are not dessert people, and when we are back in North America, I only seem to bake when we are having guests over, or when...

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Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread

It used to be difficult to find good, whole grain bread here in Umbria, but over the past nine years that we have been here, things have changed. I...

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Sicilian Adventure 2016

Although we have lived in Italy for eight years full time, plus another eight-half years, we have never taken the time to explore the island of Sicily until just...

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Tomato, Onion, & Gorgonzola Cheese Salad

I love to travel around Italy, and when friends ask where else I’d like to travel in Europe, I always say I have too much to see yet in...