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Fresh Fig Mascarpone Gelato

September was a really busy month for me as our farmhouse rental was fully booked, we were harvesting the last of our garden vegetables and I was preserving and...

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Pasta With Onions & Guanciale

We have just two weeks before we leave Umbria and our season here is over for yet another year. As we begin to close things up, I am doing...

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Eggplant Steaks With Tomato Salad

I love eggplant of any shape, color, or size, and in fact I have many, many recipes that feature eggplant as the main ingredient. This summer I fell in...

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Pear Spice Cake

Here is yet another one of my favorite rustic types of cake. It is easy to assemble, doesn’t require any fussing, and is great either for breakfast, as a...

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The Italian Country Table

This latest cookbook written by Maxine Clark is called The Italian Country Table – Simple Recipes for Trattoria Classics. I already have a couple of cookbooks written by Maxine...

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My Calabria

I bought this cookbook in December of 2010 written by Rosetta Constantino and have used it often ever since. My husband’s father comes from Calabria, so we were familiar...

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Spaghetti With Pesto & Tomato Salad

I could eat pasta every day and never tire of it and love that so many pasta dishes can be put together so quickly such as this one. This...

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Spaghetti With Green Tomato Sauce

We pulled the tomatoes from our garden last week as after a very bountiful season, they had given up and decided they were finished and were not going to...

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Tuscan Grape Harvest Schiacciata

Schiacciata Coll’uva can be found all across wine country each autumn during vendemmia, or the grape harvest, as country bakers happily take advantage of the abundance of tart wine...

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How To Make Focaccia Step By Step

Focaccia is one of the most popular and most ancient of the breads of Italy and is very easy to make. I have created this step by step primer...