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Summer Risotto With Zucchini, Zucchini Flowers & Pesto

As I work my way through our very abundant zucchini harvest this summer, I will be posting a few new zucchini recipes. As well as zucchini, we are picking...

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Fried Baby Squid {Calamaretti Fritti} with Arugula & Tomatoes

One of my favorite seafood dishes is fried baby calamari, called calamaretti. They are not always easy to find, but when they are on a restaurant menu and I...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ July 10th 2015

After weeks of comfortable warm weather with little humidity, we are now in the midst of what they are calling an African heat wave. The temperatures are close to...

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Baked Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

July is just around the corner which means it is once again zucchini time. Our orto (vegetable garden) is flourishing this year, and our zucchini plants have been producing...

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Chicken With Mustard Mascarpone Sauce

Although we rarely eat meat or poultry anymore, I must admit that I do crave chicken from time to time. I would be quite comfortable never eating red meat...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ July 3rd, 2015

After a whirlwind couple of weeks traveling with our niece visiting from Canada, we spent the past week close to home catching up on yard work, blog posts, and...

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Lentil “Meatballs”

When one makes the move to a more plant-based diet, there are always things you are going to miss. Last year, my husband and I played around with a...

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Venice & Burano 2015 ~ A Photo Journal

We love living six months a year in Umbria for a multitude of reasons, but one of the most important assest of living in central Italy is location. We...

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Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi In Butter Thyme Sauce

When I think of lemons, I automatically think of the Amalfi coast where lemon trees thrive, producing lemons as large as a fist. I remember our first trip to...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ June 26th, 2015

After a fun filled eleven days, we are sorry to see my niece leave us today and head by train down to Calabria. We won’t be lonely for long...