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Fried Sardines With Parsley Caper Sauce

We just returned from a short stay in Venice, one of our favorite Italian cities. It is such a unique place, unlike any other city we have been to,...

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Whole Grain Seeded Rolls

I recently wanted to make some veggie burgers and planned to serve them on whole grain rolls. Although they do sell hamburger buns here in Italy, they are white...

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Bosco di San Francesco – The Woodland Trails of Saint Frances

We have now been living in Umbria half time for the past six years and we are still finding new places to explore. Since we are not on vacation...

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Grilled Peach & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad

This is a salad that just epitomizes summer to me and shows that by choosing just a few fresh, seasonal ingredients perfectly paired, can create a memorable dish. I...

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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...