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Ricotta And Goat Cheese Tomato Tart

We are now in the midst of a very hot summer here in Italy, which means that our tomatoes are ripening before our eyes. I just seem to get...

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Sunflower Spinach Puff Pastry Tart

We spent eleven days driving around the island of Sicily in May, and along with some wonderful memories, gorgeous photos, and a few souvenirs, I also brought home a...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ July 1st, 2016

We are finally back in Umbria, and thankfully summer has finally arrived. The temperatures are rising each and every day, but we finally have the pool opened so we...

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Farro Salad With Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Arugula, & Feta Cheese

Summer has finally arrived here in Umbria, and now I try to avoid spending long hours in a hot kitchen preparing meals. I love to make grain and legumes...

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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,...