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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...

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Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread

It used to be difficult to find good, whole grain bread here in Umbria, but over the past nine years that we have been here, things have changed. I...

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Sicilian Adventure 2016

Although we have lived in Italy for eight years full time, plus another eight-half years, we have never taken the time to explore the island of Sicily until just...

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Tomato, Onion, & Gorgonzola Cheese Salad

I love to travel around Italy, and when friends ask where else I’d like to travel in Europe, I always say I have too much to see yet in...

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Herbed Farro Polenta Topped With Veggies & Celery Leaf Pistachio Pesto

It has been an extraordinarily cool and wet May here in Italy, so instead of wanting to make my typical warm weather dishes, I am still in the kitchen...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ May 20th, 2016

The Giro d’Italia came through Umbria last weekend so of course my cycling obsessed husband had to see the riders. They both arrived and departed from Foligno, which is...

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Pasta With Fresh Artichokes, Olives, & Guanciale

I love artichokes, and they are always one of the first things that I cook upon our return to Umbria every year. We’ve had two good harvests from the...

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Palermo Style Chicken Cutlets With Pistachio Caper Sauce {Cotoletta di Pollo alla Palermitana}

We recently spent eleven days driving around the island of Sicily, and though I’ll always remember the gorgeous scenery we enjoyed from coast to coast, it is the food...

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Friday Photos ~ Sicilian Markets ~ May 13th, 2016

We just returned from our Sicilian adventure, and after spending eleven days driving around the entire island, the one thing that impressed me most about Sicily is the availability...

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Crab Stuffed Shells With Creamy Tomato Sauce

The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind! We closed up our house in Florida, returned to Umbria for our yearly six-month stay, rushed to clean our Umbrian...