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Sicilian Spaghetti Stuffed Eggplant Rollups {Involtini di Melanzane}

We just returned from ten fabulous days in France, spending half our stay in Provence, and the other half in the French Alps so my husband and his friends could climb mountains on their bikes. Now our trip to Sicily last month seems so far away… Continue reading

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ May 20th, 2016

Friday Photos From Umbria ~ May 20th, 2016

The Giro d’Italia came through Umbria last weekend so of course my cycling obsessed husband had to see the riders. They both arrived and departed from Foligno, which is great because they are so fast if you are watching the finish, they flash by. Even taking photos gets tricky because by the time the camera […] Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks Braised With Red Wine & Rosemary

Our Easter celebration was a little different this year. We usually always spend it with family, but this year it was just my husband and myself, along with little Zoe (our little Yorkie pup). I spent the day cleaning out cupboards in anticipat… Continue reading

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Mysterious death of Italian banking executive to be re-examined amid murder claims

Prosecutors in Siena order body of David Rossi to be exhumed after family say he was killed for knowing too much about bank’s financial meltdown Continue reading

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Baked Pasta With Butternut Squash & Ricotta Cheese Pockets

Baked Pasta With Butternut Squash & Ricotta Cheese Pockets

I am a huge fan of baked pasta. I love taking a hot, bubbly, golden brown casserole of pasta straight from the oven, but my husband doesn’t agree. My husband is a pasta “al dente” fan, and in fact we argue constantly whether our pasta is cooked too much or is just right. I like […] Continue reading

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Ban on Vespas in Italian city has scooters riders in revolt

The ban will affect thousands of Vespa owners in Genoa, birthplace of the iconic two-wheeler Continue reading

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Orecchiette Pasta With Cauliflower & Sausage

My husband and I both love pasta, and I make it at least twice a week. Your options when making pasta are endless, depending on the type of pasta you use, and the sauce you choose. Although I love making fresh pasta by hand when I have the time… Continue reading

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Roasted Hazelnut & Dark Chocolate Kiss Cookies {Perfect For Valentine’s Day!}

Roasted Hazelnut & Dark Chocolate Kiss Cookies {Perfect For Valentine’s Day!}

The holidays are now just a memory, my Christmas decorations are safely packed away, and all of my cookies have been thoroughly enjoyed and my cookie tins are empty. Each year for Christmas I make many holiday cookies for my family. Some of these are traditional Italian cookies I learned to make from my husband’s […] Continue reading

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Pizza chefs near Naples banned making the dish in wood fired ovens

Wood burning ovens have been banned after the nayor said they were harming the health of the town’s residents Continue reading

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Investigation reopened into mysterious death of banking executive in Tuscany

Family of David Rossi, senior executive with world’s oldest surviving bank, believe he was murdered Continue reading

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Investigation launched in Italy after religious procession pays tribute to mafia don

Band played theme tune of The Godfather during ceremony to honour a local saint in Calabria Continue reading

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