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Garden Fresh Eggplant Parmesan

I am a huge fan of really well prepared eggplant parmesan, but unfortunately much of the time when I order it out, it is quite dreadful. Many times this...

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Ricotta Peach Crumb Cake

There is nothing quite as delicious as a ripe, fragrant peach just picked at its peak. Here in Umbria in August, the market stalls are filled with these little...

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Zucchini Corn Fritters

After a very wet start to our summer, our garden is now paying the price and our zucchini have given up the fight. It is really unfortunate as our...

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Mountain Rye Bread With Sunflower Seeds

On our recent Alpine adventure in northern Italy, I was amazed at how different the cuisine was compared to other regions. The food has a definite German influence, and...

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Baked Frittata With Potatoes, Mushrooms, Tomatoes & Goat Cheese

Having four chickens, we have a regular supply of fresh eggs which is wonderful and one of the things I truly love about our time each year in Umbria....

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Roasted Summer Tomatoes With Beans

There is nothing like a fresh picked ripe tomato warm off the vine, and we’ve had a wonderful tomato harvest so far this summer. This year, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed...

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Stuffed Baby Eggplants

It has been a very odd summer here in Umbria, and from what I hear from family and friends back home, the weather has been unusual there as well....

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Alpine Mountain Getaway & The Stelvio Pass Adventure – A Photo Journal

This year we have been trying to explore Italy by taking a few short trips in between hosting our farmhouse guests. It takes a lot of  work to keep...

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Spinach & Goat Cheese Lasagna

We tend to eat lighter dishes during the warmer months, and I find that of late I am enjoying more and more meatless meals such as this one. This...

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Pork Shank Braised In Beer (Stinco di Maiale alla Birra)

Pork is the meat of choice here in Umbria, and one item that is often on casual restaurant menus in our area is stinco di maiale. This is simply...