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Focaccia With Black Truffle Topping

October in Umbria is a great time to enjoy nature’s bounty including wild mushrooms, chestnuts, and of course truffles. For the next month or two there will be truffle...

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Fennel Parmesan {Finocchi alla Parmigiana}

Although I am not particularly fond of cold weather, I have to admit that I enjoy seeing new fall and winter vegetables show up at our local markets and...

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Corsican Adventure 2015 ~ A Photo Journal

Living in Italy six months a year, I keep a bucket list of places I want to visit and each year we try and fit a few trips into...

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Eggplant & Zucchini “Sandwiches”

Our garden was very bountiful this year, and although almost every other plant else has finished for the season, we are still picking eggplants. Whatever is in our soil...

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Banana Fig Spelt Cake

During the six months that we spend in Umbria each year I bake a lot for our farmhouse guests. I prefer baking easy rustic looking cakes using seasonal ingredients...

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Pasta with Colatura di Alici {Essence of Anchovy Sauce}

I am always reading up on new cooking trends or unique ingredients, and I had bookmarked a page in a magazine last year that discussed colatura di alici, or...

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How To Make Strozzapreti Step By Step

I must admit that although I love just about any well-prepared pasta dish, I am particularly fond of  handmade artisan pasta shapes such as this one. There is just...

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Creamy, Spicy Sausage Pasta Sauce

One reason that I love serving pasta for dinner is that I can prepare a quick and easy pasta sauce in mere minutes. It is amazing to me that...

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Friday Photos From Corsica ~ September 25th, 2015

Our adventure in Corsica began last Saturday. We arrived in Corsica Saturday evening after a very long day of travel. We drove from Umbria to Livorno to take the...

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Caponata di Amalfi

I have always thought of caponata as a Sicilian dish containing eggplant, tomatoes, olives, and capers. In fact, I make my recipe for Caponata quite often as it stores...