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Spaghetti With Green Tomato Sauce

We pulled the tomatoes from our garden last week as after a very bountiful season, they had given up and decided they were finished and were not going to...

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Tuscan Grape Harvest Schiacciata

Schiacciata Coll’uva can be found all across wine country each autumn during vendemmia, or the grape harvest, as country bakers happily take advantage of the abundance of tart wine...

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How To Make Focaccia Step By Step

Focaccia is one of the most popular and most ancient of the breads of Italy and is very easy to make. I have created this step by step primer...

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Blackberry Apple Cake

I went foraging for blackberries last week along our street where wild blackberry bushes seem to flourish along the ditches in amongst wild juniper and other shrubs. Having tried...

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Lemon Honey Marmalade

I first made this tasty preserve in the spring before many of the other fresh fruit options were available locally and have been thoroughly enjoying it ever since. You...

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Limoncello

I have been making Limoncello for many years since I first tasted it on a trip to the Almafi coast in the early 90′s and for some reason the...

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Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini fritters or pancakes as many people call them are a great way to use up extra zucchini, and are easy and quick to prepare. I love this kind...

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Caprese Skewers

Insalata Caprese, a combination of fresh buffalo mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, and fresh basil is an Italian classic, particularly during the warmer summer months. These skewers are a variation of...

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Zucchini Pasta Without The Pasta

I recently posted a recipe for meatless “meatballs” and now I’m posting a recipe for zucchini pasta without the pasta. The zucchini itself takes the place of pasta in...

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Apple Lavender Muffins

We planted two apple trees on our property here in Umbria a couple of years ago, and last year one tree yielded a few apples while the other tree...