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Banana Zucchini Bread

It happens every year, so you’d think I’d prepare for it, but for some reason, it always takes me by surprise. We wait and wait for that first zucchini...

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Our 2016 Adventure in France ~ A Photo Journal

I regularly state that I have no urge to travel outside of Italy during our six months stay here each summer because there are so many areas of Italy...

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Fennel And Asparagus Salad With Citrus Vinaigrette

It is cool and rainy yet again here in Umbria, and although we have had some warm sunny days this past week, most of May and early June have...

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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...