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Caramelized Onion, Zucchini, & Pancetta Quiche

Here in Umbria, we have three lovely hens who do their very best to gift us with fresh eggs each day. Although I try and use the eggs in...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ June 19th, 2015

We are now halfway through June and our time in Umbria continues to be busy, yet thoroughly enjoyable. Our niece is now visiting from Canada, and when my husband...

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Walnut Cake {Torta di Noci}

When I am in the mood, I can spend the entire day in the kitchen testing out new recipes and recreating old family favorites. It isn’t unusual for me...

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Focaccia Topped With Sagrantino Braised Onions & Taggiasca Olives

I make focaccia quite a bit, in fact almost weekly most months. It is an easy bread to make, and I like to cut it into squares to use...

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Friday Photos From Umbria {& Florence} ~ June 12th, 2015

The past week has been another busy one, and we even fit in a quick trip to Florence for lunch and shopping. One of the best things about where...

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Tozzetti (Umbrian Almond & Hazelnut Biscotti)

Cantucci, the twice baked Tuscan almond cookie that is best dunked into a glass of Vin Santo wine are very well known worldwide. Tozzetti, are very similar to cantucci...

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Spring Peas with Prosciutto & Onions

Growing up, I thought all peas came in a can, and I never learned to appreciate this typical spring vegetable until I was an adult. Now that I understand...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ June 5th, 2015

Another week has passed and the weather has been absolutely glorious here in Umbria apart from a few late afternoon thunderstorms that pass through quickly. Our vegetable garden is...

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Artichoke & Sausage Pasta

I am sad to say that artichoke season is just about over here in Umbria. In fact, although I still have artichokes growing in my garden, there was only...

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Eggplant & Potato Gnocchi With Chunky Eggplant Sauce

Since that very first bite of my Mother-In-Law’s wonderful potato gnocchi over forty years ago, I have had a love affair with gnocchi. A well-made gnocchi should be delicate...