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Spinach & Ricotta Cheese Savory Tart

Looking through my refrigerator the other day, I saw we were overflowing with eggs and spinach so I knew I had to create something to use them up. Our...

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Marinated Fava Beans With Burrata Cheese

When we are in Umbria, I find I am a much more inspired cook than when we are living elsewhere. I love nothing more than to visit our local...

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Return To Umbria 2012

We’re back in Umbria, and after just a few days the place is starting to look like home again. After shutting everything up for the winter, it takes a...

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Spring Asparagus Frittata

We’re back in Umbria, and we have our three laying hens back home which means we are lucky enough to get three fresh eggs each and every day. Although...

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Espresso Almond Bites

We arrived back in Umbria Sunday, and I had my kitchen back together within a couple of hours. We have a lovely ceramic cookie jar from Deruta that I...

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Stuffed Pork Rolls

These little stuffed meat rolls are often called Uccellini Scappati, which simply translates as ‘little escaped birds’ and I’ve often seen them made with veal and called “veal birds”...

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Artichoke Risotto

We are now back in Umbria for the season and of course the first thing on my list to do (after I unpacked of course) was to visit a...

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Blueberry Walnut Coffee Cake

We were visiting my son and his family this past weekend to say goodbye before we head back to Umbria and they took us along with them to pick...

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Quinoa Salad With Roasted Cauliflower, Mushrooms & Garbanzo Beans

Quinoa, although often called a whole grain, is actually the seed of a green leafy plant that is still cultivated in South America. Quinoa is considered an ancient grain,...

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Creme Brulee

When we are entertaining at home, I generally serve a few courses, but I still like to have something special and light for dessert. Both Creme Brulee or Panna...