braisedfave

Fava Beans With Pancetta

I love fava beans and buy them buy the bag full at our local market when they are fresh each spring. Unfortunately though, the season is now over for...

onionpie4

Savory Onion Tart

This is a very rustic, savory pie with a crust made simply with flour, olive oil, white wine and a little salt that could be found in southern Italy,...

pecorino3

Pecorino Roasted Pepper Rolls

When you are making a number of appetizers for a party, family get-together, or a wine tasting as we do weekly, you need a few that are easy to...

focacciabites1

Focaccia & Mortadella Bites

I have been making these delectable little appetizers for our wine tastings since we first began inviting our farmhouse guests over for the tastings last year, although they have...

appletopcake

Rustic Apple Top Cake

This is another one of my rustic cakes that can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a dessert and best of all it can be put together quickly with...

pistachiobiscotti

Orange Pistachio Biscotti

In my search to find new recipes to keep my husband’s biscotti jar full, I came across this recipe for biscotti flavored with orange and pistachios. The combination works...

vignole1

Vignole ~ Spring Vegetable Stew

I am a huge fan of most vegetables, but artichokes and fava beans are certainly two of my favorites. Since they are spring vegetables, I am always looking for...

agretti2

Agretti Sautéed With Pancetta

  Although the weather has been very cool and wet since we arrived in Umbria just two weeks ago, I am still doing my best to visit as many...

marcrostata2

Crostata di Marmellata

I think a jam tart such as this one must be one of the most popular desserts that you can find in any region across Italy. Every Nonna, restaurant...

marmalade2

Orange Marmalade With Campari

I love to put together a basket of goodies for each guest that arrives at our farmhouse that includes a jar of homemade jam. Unfortunately, it is a little...