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Breaded Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

I love zucchini flowers, I really do. Now having said that, I must admit that they do not have much if any flavor on their own, but they are...

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Everyday Whole Grain Bread

Since I returned to Umbria almost two months ago, I have been making a variation of this bread every week. I have been playing with my recipe to get...

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Zucchini & Garlic Scape Frittata

Here in central Italy it is not uncommon to see slices of vegetable frittata on an antipasti platter, and I have gotten into the habit of often making them...

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Strawberry Crumb Top Breakfast Bars

Strawberries for me are a sign that spring has arrived, and being a berry person I buy strawberries in bulk when they are in season. I use strawberries to...

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Cherry Almond Loaf

Some recipes come from inspiration while other recipes are simply born out of need as this one was. Cherry season had just begun here in Umbria and I was...

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Pea And Fava Bean Fritters

If it hasn’t become obvious in recent weeks, I have thoroughly enjoyed creating new recipes using a variety of spring vegetables including such favorites as artichokes, asparagus, fava beans,...

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Leftover Spaghetti Frittata

This is yet another one of those recipes that is rarely written down but is often enjoyed by everyone. Italians are well known for using up everything in the...

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Spicy Fettuccine With Dandelion Greens

We all know that greens are good for us, whether we are talking about spinach, swiss chard, mustard greens, kale or chicory. I use some type of greens in...

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Roasted Red Pepper & Chickpea Soup

Every week I am always making some type of healthy, vegetable based soup that we can enjoy for lunch for a few days. My requirements are that the soup...

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Twice Cooked Artichokes

I think we have enjoyed one artichoke dish or another at least every other day since we arrived back in Umbria and we haven’t tired of them yet. In...