figsgorgonzola

Grilled Gorgonzola Figs With Honey Balsamic Dressing

We have a huge fig tree behind our property here in Umbria that has been abandoned and ignored that I pick fresh figs from every fall. I went out...

orecchiettearugula1

Orecchiette With Arugula Pesto & Almonds

I first tasted this dish on our recent trip to Puglia at a small restaurant in Vieste which is on the Gargano peninsula. That area is famous for it’s...

orechiettecima

Orecchiette With Brocoli Rabe & Sausages

We recently returned from a week in Puglia and I have been busy making a number of the dishes I enjoyed on our trip including homemade orecchiette. Orecciette are...

porcinifarro

Porcini Farro Soup

Yesterday we were given our first real taste of fall with cooler temperatures and a howling wind that lasted all day. I felt the weather was telling me it...

chesporcinipasta

Chestnut Pasta With Creamy Porcini Mushroom Sauce

It seems summer left and fall moved in with a vengeance here in Umbria. We went from sundresses to sweaters in just a few weeks so I am happily...

porcinivealcannelloni2

Veal & Porcini Cannelloni

When I’m entertaining, I often like to create a baked pasta for our first course as I can prepare it ahead of time and simply pop it into the...

minionionquiche

Caramelized Onion, Pancetta & Gorgonzola Mini Quiche

Although I do not generally eat eggs for breakfast myself, there are times when I want to fuss a little more when we have guests and so I’ll bake...

ndujasalad2

Tomato Bread Salad With Burrata & Nduja

On our recent trip to Rome, we stopped off at Obika Mozzarella bar for lunch and had a lovely tomato salad served on top of friselle bread that was...

favapureechicoria

Fava Bean Puree With Sautéed Cicoria

We just recently returned from a week’s stay in Puglia and I now have a number of new Pugliese recipes I want to recreate at home. This is one...

lemonricottacake

Ricotta Cake With Lemon Glaze

I’ve made this cake a few times this summer for our farmhouse guests to rave reviews but I never managed to get a photo of it before it was...