marmalade2

Orange Marmalade With Campari

I love to put together a basket of goodies for each guest that arrives at our farmhouse that includes a jar of homemade jam. Unfortunately, it is a little...

lemonricottacake2

Lemon Ricotta Cake

I am not one for fancy desserts that require a lot of fiddling with, and I really prefer rustic fruit tarts, or simple cakes that can be enjoyed from...

strawberry1

Macerated Strawberries

Basically, “to macerate” is to soak or steep in a liquid of some sort, and you can macerate fresh fruit in anything from lemon juice to liqueurs and can...

peas4

Spring Peas With Onions And Pancetta

I have a confession to make…..I have a love-hate relationship with peas. I grew up being served canned peas…..yes, I do mean those awful, army green colored mushy things...

stuffedtomatoes

Risotto Stuffed Tomatoes

Pomodori Farcito al Forno~ I enjoy stuffed vegetables of any description, whether they are stuffed with pasta, chopped vegetables, breadcrumbs, or rice as in this recipe. You often see...

farrobeansoup

Farro Bean Soup

Since our arrival in Umbria last week the weather has been cooler than usual which always is an incentive for me to head to the kitchen and create a...

braisedchokes3

Braised Spring Artichokes

One of the first things I planned to do once we returned to Umbria this spring was to hit the local markets and buy fresh artichokes, so on Monday,...

zuc1

Carpaccio di Zucchini

This delicious simple salad epitomizes exactly why Italian cuisine is so appreciated worldwide. You can take a single ingredient such as fresh, small baby zucchini, and by adding a...

oatbananabread

Banana Oat Bread

I am a huge fan of banana bread, but in my attempts to increase the nutritional value of my baking, I decided to combine a recipe for oat bread...

marinarapizza

Marinara Pizza With Arugula & Shaved Parmesan

We are lucky enough to have a pizza oven in our back yard that we normally fire up once a week for our wood burning pizza fix. I adore...