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Olive Harvest 2013 – A Photo Journal

We just finished our olive harvest this year, and WOW did we have a bumper crop! We are leaving Umbria tomorrow and won’t be back until next April so...

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Pumpkin, Sausage & Sage Pizza ~ Perfect Pairing With Moretti Beer

October is national pizza month, and although I honestly have been a little too busy closing up our two houses and with our olive harvest to celebrate it as...

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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper & Cauliflower Soup

It’s been very rainy and gray in Umbria these past few weeks, and once I feel the need to curl up in front of a roaring fire or layer...

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Apricot Panna Cotta With Peaches

Dessert is not something I eat every day, but when we entertain I always feel that I need to plan something sweet at the end of our meal to...

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Fall Pear & Fig Salad

If you have been following my recent recipe postings, you’ll probably realize that I have just experienced our yearly fig explosion and though it is a short season, when...

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Umbrian Truffle Festival in Pietralunga & Fresh Pasta with White Truffles

If it’s fall there must be truffles, and every fall here in Umbria truffle markets begin to pop up across the region. We recently went to Pietralunga for their...

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Pizza Bianca With Fresh Figs, Prosciutto & Arugula

My fig season here in Umbria is way too short for my liking, but when figs are ripe and ready I spend a lot of time finding ways to...

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Cinnamon Roasted Pear or Apple Compote

With the arrival of fall, it is time to start to embrace the season’s finest and put the memories of summer’s sweet stone fruit behind us. Fall brings us...

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Creamy Pumpkin & Sausage Sage Pasta

Fall has arrived, and brought with it an amazing selection of new fruits and vegetables for us to enjoy. I am now buying apples, pears, greens, and pumpkin each and every shopping...

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Fig and Almond Cake

I am sad to say that I am getting very close to the end of my fresh figs. The two trees that I pick from are just about finished...