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Slow Cooker Pork Stew on Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Fall has arrived with the expected cooler temperatures along with some very long rainy days. When I am bundled up in the house looking out at the dreary grey...

Fig & Prosciutto Pasta WIth Pine Nuts

Pasta With Figs, Prosciutto & Pine Nuts

Fall in Umbria is truly a magical time. The frantic summer season packed full of festivals celebrating food, art, and history give way to what is really important to...

Apple Farro Muffins

Apple Farro Muffins

I am truly loving all the varieties of local seasonal apples that are now available since fall has arrived and have been busy using them in everything from applesauce...

Fresh Figs

All About Figs & 16 Of My Favorite Fig Recipes

Although it is difficult to see the summer pass each year, fall brings new treasures to tempt me into the kitchen such as apples, pears, winter squash, and figs....

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Breaded Chicken Cutlets With Tomatoes and Arugula

You know that one recipe you can make with your eyes closed because you’ve made it so many times before? The dish that always gets rave reviews? Well this one’s mine....

Banana Fig Bread

Banana Fig Bread

Every September I head behind our property to the immense fig tree that is growing in an empty field to forage for figs. I love fresh figs and for...

Roasted Potatoes, Zucchini & Pancetta

Roasted Potatoes, Zucchini, Onions & Pancetta

I am always looking for new, unique vegetable side dishes to go with roasted or grilled meats. When meat is on my menu, I often include oven roasted potatoes...

tompasta1

How To Make Garden Fresh Tomato Sauce Step by Step

Every year when late summer rolls around and we enter into “tomato season” I begin to crave this simple, flavorsome tomato sauce. There is no other tomato sauce so...

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Peach Oat Muffins

I’ve had a busy summer and though I’ve tried to keep on top of everything, I do have a bunch of summer recipes that just never got posted when...

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Pan Fried Pork Chops With Juniper & Rosemary

Umbria is a landlocked region, so meat is much more commonly consumed than fish, and pork is definitely enjoyed more often than other meats. Whether it is a succulent...