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The Filming of CNBC’s Wine Portfolio

We recently had the opportunity to spend the weekend with Jody Ness and Kevin Fox of CNBC’s Wine Portfolio. Jody and Kevin are actively involved in creating Wine Portfolio,...

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To The Sea!

For those of you who may have noticed I have not been posting as much recently, I decided to take a break from my blog while my family was...

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For Steak Lovers Only

In the little town of Panzano which can be found in the Chianti region of Tuscany is the Antica Macelleria Cecchini, home of Dario Cecchini. Dario is a third generation...

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Umbrian Market Tour

One of our favorite things to do each week here in Umbria is to visit the local outdoor markets. You can easily visit a market each day if you...

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Porchettiamo

One of the activities we enjoy most when we are living in Umbria is to visit the many festivals and outdoor markets that are celebrated each weekend across the...

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The Ever Popular Biscotti

Biscotti have taken the world by storm. These subtly sweet, crisp cookies can be found in different countries around the globe, although they can be traced back to Italy...

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Our First Olive Harvest ~ Part Two

I awoke a little sore but well rested and quite excited to see the process through at the olive mill so we could bring home the fruits of our...

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Our First Olive Harvest ~ Part One

When we bought our two farmhouses in the heart of Umbria less than a year ago, we were both quite excited that there were 75 mature olive trees growing...

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The Black Celery Festival of Trevi

I am quickly learning that Umbria is a wonderful place to be in the fall with the grape harvest at the end of September to the olive harvest starting...

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Soffritto ~ The Holy Trinity of Italian Cuisine

A holy trinity in cooking is simply a combination of three aromatic ingredients, whether they are vegetables, herbs or spices, that are gently sauteed together to provide a flavor...