Deruta Ceramics

I love Italian ceramics, and in fact have collected pieces from Sicily to Liguria, but my favorite place to shop for Italian ceramics or Maiolica (also known as “majolica”)...

A Day In Florence

We had been in Umbria for almost two weeks already and spent the majority of that time either running errands for the two farmhouses we are setting up, working...

Peach Cookies For Rose-Anne

My daughter Christy and I made these delicious cookies in honor of my sister-in-law Rose-Anne, who passed away this past week after a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. This...

Nero Norcia

  Although we have managed to explore much of Umbria throughout the years, Norcia is one Umbrian town that we never had the chance to visit on any of...