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Friday Photos From Italy ~ Venice ~ September 18th, 2015

We are now past the halfway mark in September and are counting down the weeks before we harvest our olives and leave Umbria until next spring. My Sister-In-Law has...

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Focaccia With Zucchini, Zucchini Blossoms, Ricotta Cheese & Olives

I usually plan my weekly menu around recipes that I plan to test for my blog, and in general, I try to work on new recipes at least three...

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Roasted Fennel With Onions & Guanciale {Finocchi Arrostiti}

I love fennel both raw and cooked. When enjoyed raw it has the crisp texture of celery, but with a subtle licorice flavor. When roasted, it evolves into an...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ September 11th, 2015

This past week has been a bit of a blur as we traveled daily taking my Sister-In-Law around Umbria to share with her just a little bit of our...

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Lemon Almond Cake {Dolce di Amalfi}

On our recent trip to Amalfi, we enjoyed our share of seafood, but we also tried to keep some room for dessert. The sweets of the Campania region are...

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Piedicolle Special Sauce {Green Olive Sauce For Grilled Meat}

Our farmhouse here in Umbria is just down the street from a small town called Piedicolle. The town is so small, just over 100 inhabitants, that although it has...

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Friday Photos From Umbria & Tuscany ~ September 4th, 2015

My sister-in-law is here visiting, and since it is her first visit to Italy, we are trying to squeeze in as much as possible to give her a good...

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Almafi Style Lemon & Shrimp Risotto

On our recent trip to the Amalfi coast, we ate a lot of seafood. We only stayed in Positano for four nights, but apart from one meal of pizza,...

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Anchovy Crumb Stuffed Peppers

In Italy, many restaurants offer an antipasti table that usually contains some vegetable options. One of my favorite selections at the antipasti table has always been roasted vegetables topped...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ August 28th, 2015

I cannot believe that August is almost over and we will soon be moving into fall. We have less than two months left here in Umbria before we leave...