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Roasted Onions

This is one of those simple, easy recipes that after each time I make it I wonder why I do not do it more often! I was reminded how...

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Grilled Asparagus

I love almost any vegetable cooked on the grill, and if we are grilling meat or seafood I usually try and grill my vegetable sides as well. Asparagus is...

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Apricot Amaretto Jam

I haven’t made apricot jam for years even though I love fresh apricots when they are in season. When it comes to jams though, I am generally a berry...

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Rustic Apple Cake With Rosemary Syrup

I have been scouting around for recipes that include apples to celebrate our farmhouse in Umbria named Il Casale di Mele. Mele of course translates as apples! My plan...

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Fava Bean Puree

I have grown to love fava beans over the years, and each spring I excitedly watch for their appearance in my local grocery stores or farmer’s markets. This year,...

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Preserved Lemons

Preserving lemons are simply a wonderful ingredient to add amazing flavor to many dishes. Lemons are preserved in salt, and left to cure. Once the curing has completed, the...

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Bruschetta With Ricotta, Baby Peas And Fava Bean Puree

I am continuing on my quest to create new recipes for the amazing spring vegetables I am finding at the local street markets here in Italy. I already had...

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Marinated Artichokes

Carciofi Marinata ~ This artichoke recipe shows how you don’t need complicated ingredients when preparing artichokes, and often the simpler the dish, the better. I love vegetables of all...

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Strangozzi With Baby Artichokes & Sausages

I was so excited to get back to Italy and hit the local street markets, and on my first trip to the market in Marsciano I spied baby spring...

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Chocolate Chestnut Cake

I am not a big dessert person, and after dinner if we have anything at all, it is often fresh fruit or a nice slice of cheese. Once in...