Monthly Archives: October 2015

Potato Gnocchi With Slow Cooker Goose Sauce {Gnocchi Con Sugo d’oca}

Although I am happy to be back in Florida and am enjoying the warm weather, I have had a pretty chaotic past couple of weeks. The first thing that happened was that I fell while harvesting our olives while we were still in Italy which necessita… Continue reading

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Umbria residents warn medieval villages under threat from developers

Locals in picturesque towns of Umbria are fighting to save the medieval villages popular with British holidaymakers that populate the area Continue reading

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Rome corruption leaves Milan as ‘moral capital’, says Italian official

Head of Italy’s National Anti-Corruption Authority says that while northern business hub Milan has “become the country’s moral capital”, Rome has shown itself as fundamentally corrupt and lacking the “necessary antibodies” to fight crime Continue reading

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Art installation in Italy ended up in the bin by cleaners who thought it was rubbish

The avant-garde art exhibition at a museum in Italy was thrown away by overzealous cleaners Continue reading

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Italian Riviera council workers head to beach or go kayaking instead of work

Employees for the council would clock on for work and then head to the beach or even back to bed Continue reading

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Giant cruise ships ‘crushing the life out of Venice’

Warning comes at opening of controversial exhibition of photographs showing how Venice is dwarfed by huge cruise liners Continue reading

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Italians identify five locations where fabled Roman treasure hoard may be buried

Scientists to use ground-penetrating radar and electromagnetic instruments to find gold buried alongside Visigoth warrior king Continue reading

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Hidden passageway once used by Roman emperors opens to public for first time

The covered ramp connected the Palatine Hill, where emperors lived in lavish palaces, with the Forum below Continue reading

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Pasta e Fagioli {Ditalini with Chickpeas}

We just returned to Umbria after almost two weeks in Corsica, and the weather changed completely while we were gone. When we left, we were enjoying sunny days with temperatures in the eighties and returned to rainy fall days with significantly … Continue reading

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Focaccia With Black Truffle Topping

Focaccia With Black Truffle Topping

October in Umbria is a great time to enjoy nature’s bounty including wild mushrooms, chestnuts, and of course truffles. For the next month or two there will be truffle festivals held across Umbria, and unfortunately since we are leaving Umbria a little earlier than usual, we will miss them all. We do have a few […] Continue reading

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Fennel Parmesan {Finocchi alla Parmigiana}

Although I am not particularly fond of cold weather, I have to admit that I enjoy seeing new fall and winter vegetables show up at our local markets and grocery stores as the temperatures drop. Here in Umbria, vegetable availability is seasonal… Continue reading

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