chardpie

Torta di Bietola

We love our greens in my family and would eat them daily whether they are added to a frittata at breakfast, in a panini at lunch, or simply sauteed...

zucchinitoss3

Zucchini Toss

    As I strolled into my kitchen with yet another armful of zucchini from our garden, I seriously thought of hiding them so I wouldn’t have to deal...

tomatojam1

Sicilian Tomato Jam

I must admit I was intrigued when I read a Twitter post by @divinacucina who is really named Judy Witts Francini, stating she had made tomato jam and promised...

summerbean

Summer Bean Soup

    When the temperatures soar to over 90 degrees F. most folks are not thinking about soups, but here in Italy many soups are served through the warmer...

plumberrygranita

Plum Berry Sorbet

We were recently given a bag of plums just picked from the tree in a friend’s backyard. Since the crisper in my refrigerator was already full of nectarines and...

ricottabites

Roasted Tomato Ricotta Bites

I will be posting a number of recipes in the upcoming weeks for small finger or party foods as I work on putting together my menu for the wine...

apricotcrostata2

Apricot Crostata

I know I am posting crostata recipes left and right, but really they are perfect for summer when the market stands are overflowing with fresh fruit. Stone fruit is...

minizucchiniquiche2

Mini Zucchini And Mint Quiche

I have been working on ideas for easy, delicious finger foods to serve at our wine tastings here at the farmhouse. I want dishes that are easy to assemble,...

lemonlavendergelato

Lemon Lavender Gelato

We are presently living in Italy, a country where making ice cream or gelato as it is called here, is considered an art form so I do not often...

zucchiniparm3

Zucchini Parmesan

When mid summer rolls around we always seem to be up to our ears in zucchini. Although I love most vegetables, too much of anything isn’t always a good...