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The Foods Of Umbria

We will be returning to our farmhouse in Umbria in just two months time and as the days begin to count down I cannot stop myself from dreaming about...

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Featured Ingredient ~ Kale

I have always loved vegetables of every size, shape and description, but I have never really used kale very often in my cooking until recently. Being French Canadian by...

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Maple Glazed Roasted Pumpkin Wedges

I love the produce available every fall including the greens, mushrooms, chestnuts, apples, pears, and especially the winter squash. I seem to be slightly pumpkin obsessed in particular lately,...

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Homemade Breadcrumbs

There is something so appealing about seeing vegetables oven roasted and topped with a crisp topping of homemade breadcrumbs, a little grated cheese, some seasonings, and fresh herbs. I...

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The Mysteries Of The Artichoke Unveiled

I love vegetables of all types, but if I had to choose my favorite, definitely the artichoke would be up there in the top three. Artichokes have an amazing...

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Celebrating Fava Beans

Springtime in Italy is a glorious time to visit local street markets that are simply overflowing with baskets full of baby artichokes, sweet tender peas, ripe red strawberries and...

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Balsamic Vinegar – The Champagne of Vinegars

Balsamic vinegar could be described as the champagne of vinegars. It has a richness that is sweet at the same time it is pungent. Its addition to any dish...

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Cooking With Kids In An Italian Kitchen

Italian cuisine is so much more than the act of consuming food, and in an Italian kitchen the preparation of each dish is considered an act of love rather...

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Gnocchi Fundamentals

A well made plate of gnocchi should be delicate enough to be described as tender, yet sturdy enough to hold it’s own when combined with sauce. Gnocchi are basically...

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Perfect Porchetta

During the past three years while living in Umbria for six months each year, my husband and I have developed entirely new appreciation for the simple porchetta sandwich, one...