zucchiniparm3

Zucchini Parmesan

When mid summer rolls around we always seem to be up to our ears in zucchini. Although I love most vegetables, too much of anything isn’t always a good...

pappardelle3

Pappardelle With Umbrian Ragu Sauce

Since I am now living in Umbria, I am always looking to discover new Umbrian recipes. I have made many meaty ragu sauces in my life, but never one...

grbeans3

Green Bean Potato Salad

  Every year at this time we seem to get overloaded with one vegetable after another from our garden. Presently, the zucchini, eggplants, and green beans are flourishing and...

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Savory Ricotta Zucchini Tart

I have learned to really appreciate savory tarts or pies the past few years, and often make different variations using vegetables with eggs and cheese as a binder. This...

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Bietole Stems au Gratin

We love greens of any type, so I am always on the lookout for fresh, locally grown greens on market days. I recently bought a huge bunch of bietole,...

applecrostata

Apple Crostata

I firmly believe that just like every woman needs a little black dress, that we all need a “go to dessert”. You know when someone calls at the last...

favasalad2

Umbrian Fava Bean Bread Salad

I must admit that although I had never tasted a fava bean for most of my life, once I did I fell in love with it’s subtle flavor and...

zucchinifritters

Fried Zucchini Flowers

I love zucchini flowers but have not been able to get my hands on any until we came back here to Umbria. They actually sell them in the grocery...

favamushrooms

Fava Beans With Mushrooms And Pancetta

I know I may be a little heavy with the fava bean recipes lately but they are only in season for such a short period of time that I...

plumcrostata

Fresh Plum Crostata

I bought an entire bag full of gorgeous blush colored plums recently at our local street market in Deruta intending to make jam. In Italy it is frowned upon...