Italian Chopped Salad

We have experienced our warmest summer yet in Umbria this year and when the temperatures are reaching 100 degrees or more it is difficult to get motivated to turn...

Blackberry Snack Cake

Every August I head down into the valley behind our property here in Umbria to check out the wild blackberries which grown all along the road. Depending on weather...

Grilled Zucchini With Mint

This summer has been a scorcher so we’ve been cooking outdoors as much as possible. Unfortunately our Umbria farmhouse does not have air conditioning, so my kitchen can get...