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Friday Photos ~ October 7th, 2016

We have just over one week left before we leave Umbria and as well as attempting to begin to close everything up, we are trying to get out and...

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Pumpkin & Kale Soup With Turkey Meatballs

The weather has been glorious the past week here in Umbria with higher than normal daytime temperatures. As soon as the sun goes down, however, the thermostat dips and...

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Tomato Butter

Our garden this year was best yet. We amended our soil last fall, adding truckloads of soil taken from an area riverbed and that apparently made a big difference....

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Spiced Pumpkin Apple Cake

Fall has arrived! There is a nip in the air, and the leaves are beginning to change colors. Fall is one of my favorite seasons here in Umbria as...

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Baked Scallops With Tomato Sauce

We recently made a quick trip to Venice with family since they had never visited this remarkable city, and we needed a seafood fix. We spent two nights and...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ September 23rd, 2016

In less than four weeks it will be time once again to close up our property here in Umbria and head back to North America for the winter. We...

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Lemon Thyme Butter Cookies

When it comes to cookies, for me they have to be buttery and crisp. I have never been a big fan of soft pillowy cookies, or those sweetened with...

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White Peach Walnut Loaf

Our first summer season here in Umbria we planted eight fruit trees, including two types of apples, peaches, plums, and figs. After eight years, the apples and peaches are...

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Friday Photos ~ Venice & Burano ~ September 16th, 2016

We decided to travel outside of Umbria this week as my sister-in-law and her husband are visiting and they have never visited Venice. We spent two nights and three...

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Fried Potatoes, Peppers, & Onions

This rustic recipe is one that reminds me of my Mother-In-Law as she would throw together a couple of vegetables just picked from her garden along with potatoes into...