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Zucchini, Ricotta, & Egg Pie

It seems every year I am forced to wait patiently for weeks for that very first mature zucchini to appear in my garden. I check the zucchini patch daily,...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ August 21st, 2015

It has been a quiet week here in Umbria and thankfully the temperatures are now back to normal.  Since we stuck close to home, I was concerned that I...

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Zucchini Yogurt Quick Bread

After a scorcher of a month, the zucchini plants in our garden have slowed down considerably, but for a period there, I was picking five or six zucchini a...

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Zucchini Recipe Roundup

Zucchini is one vegetable that grows like a weed in the garden and then often leaves one wondering what to do with the bounty. Luckily, zucchini is a very...

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Paccheri With Fresh & Canned Tomato Sauce

Every Italian family has their favorite tomato sauce recipe, often one that has been passed down through generations. It may be a simple sauce made with fresh garden tomatoes,...

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Amalfi Coast Vacation July 2015 ~ A Photo Journal

During our six-month stay in Umbria each year, we try and plan quick trips around Italy if we have any breaks between guests. We enjoy visiting other regions and...

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Focaccia Studded With Salami & Pecorino Romano Cheese

I had stocked our refrigerator with a variety of different salami and cheese when my family was visiting in July, and when they left I realized I still had...

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Eggplant Parmesan With Buffalo Mozzarella {Parmigiana di Melanzane}

I have loved eggplant parmesan (parmigiana di melanzane) for years, and after making it dozens of times myself over the years, I have tweaked the recipe until I have...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ August 7th, 2015

We are now already into August, and so far the temperatures are still soaring. Having just experienced one of the warmest July’s in recent history, I am looking forward...

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Garden Vegetable & Herb Farro Salad

After a very long, hot July with almost no rain, our vegetable garden has begun to slow down. Up to this point however, I have thoroughly enjoyed taking my...