plumjam

Plum Jam

This is one of my favorite jams to make as it isn’t too sweet and has a gorgeous jewel color. I love to use this jam as a filling...

peachgelato1

Fresh Peach Gelato

I seem to be on peach binge lately but really when they are at their absolute peak is there really any better fruit? I love a great fruit flavored...

peachcoffeecake

Fresh Peach Breakfast Cake

This is an easy breakfast or coffee cake that can be pulled together in minutes and is very moist and delicious. It isn’t too sweet so it would be...

figonionrelish1n

Savory Sweet Fig Onion Relish

We have a clump of wild fig trees that are growing neglected in the field behind our property here in Umbria and as soon as they begun to ripen,...

spicedfigjam

Spiced Fig Jam

When figs are in season, I try and find as many uses for them as I can, and here in Umbria we are lucky enough to have an immense...

stuffedmush1

Ricotta Stuffed Mushrooms

I love mushrooms just about any way you can cook them but one of my favorite preparations has to be to stuff them. This stuffed mushroom is a little...

stuffedtom

Stuffed Tomatoes With Green Sauce

This recipe can be used as a light luncheon dish, an appetizer before dinner, or as party food when tiny cherry tomatoes are used. The bright contrast between the...

roundzuc4

Stuffed Zucchini

I love to grow different types of zucchini, and this round type of zucchini is perfect for stuffing. It is best to choose the smaller sized round zucchini, no...

BLTfrittata

BLT Frittata

I am not an egg person first thing in the morning. Don’t get me wrong, I love eggs, but the thought of a runny fried egg or soft curdled...

vodkacreampasta2

Pasta With Creamy Vodka Sauce & Cherry Tomatoes

I love the creamy rich flavor of a vodka tomato sauce on pasta, but I had an entire bowl full of ripe cherry tomatoes I had just picked from...