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Friday Photos ~ September 10th, 2016

We have family visiting for two weeks so we are making the rounds. We went to Orvieto, Chianti, and Florence this week, and then after arriving home from Tuscany...

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Eggplant Patties With Fresh Garden Tomato Sauce

After adding truckloads of new soil to our vegetable garden late last year, we’ve had the best harvest in years this summer. Our zucchini, peppers, beans, tomatoes, and eggplants...

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Double Ginger Cookies

September has arrived, and although I can’t say I am ready for fall yet, I am enjoying the cooler nights. After the dishes are done for the day and...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ September 2nd, 2016

We have been staying pretty close to hame since we returned from Piemonte. We traveled so much this season between France, Sicily, and then Piemonte that I just needed...

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Pan-Fried Zucchini Flowers Stuffed With Ricotta, Goat Cheese, & Fresh Herbs

Our garden zucchini plants started out great this year, then once August arrived they simply shriveled up and died. We replanted another batch of zucchini, and they are flourishing,...

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Traditional Bucatini all”Amatriciana & Earthquake Relief

Central Italy was devastated by an earthquake that hit August 24th during the early hours of the morning. This 6.2 magnitude earthquake and its many aftershocks decimated the three...

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Tajarin al Ragù Bianco di Coniglio {Piemontese Pasta With White Rabbit Ragu}

We love to travel throughout Italy as often as possible, and although I enjoy fully exploring new regions, my most memorable experiences that I usually take home with me...

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Slow Cooked Sunday Pasta Sauce

It is with a heavy heart that I am posting about a terrible incident that happened here in central Italy the night before last. An earthquake caused catastrophic damage...

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Marble Pound Cake

I am thoroughly enjoying my summer here in Umbria this year. For a change, the temperatures have been very mild, and August in particular, has been one of the...

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Bruschetta With Figs, Gorgonzola Cheese, Pancetta Crumbles, & Toasted Hazelnuts

We are now halfway through August, which for me means that fig season will soon be here. I was able to pick a handful of small figs from the...