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Italian Inspired Thanksgiving Vegetable Sides

Italian Inspired Thanksgiving Vegetable Sides

Planning our Thanksgiving feast is not something I take lightly, and there really are many factors to consider when creating a holiday menu. My family are traditionalists, and they really feel that Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a turkey. I tried to change things up last year and wanted to create an Umbrian menu with […] Continue reading

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ April 29th, 2016

Friday Photos From Umbria ~ April 29th, 2016

We returned to Umbria this past Monday, and although it feels great to be back “home,” until today it has been very chilly and windy. Our farmhouse is made of stone, and without being heated all winter, it was often cooler inside our house than it was outside. Thankfully we have a wood burning fireplace […] Continue reading

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Limoncello Semifreddo

Desserts are not a regular part of our meals, but when we entertain, I feel like I need to finish off the meal with something sweet. Since many of the meals I plan for guests are multi-course affairs, I try and keep dessert light, and prefer to… Continue reading

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Meatball Minestrone Soup

It has been an unusually cool and rainy January here in Florida this year, and although I feel sorry for all the tourists visiting our area from up north looking for beach weather, I rather enjoy a few weeks of cooler temperatures myself. When … 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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New Year’s Lentil & Farro Salad With Roasted Sweet Potato & Brussels Sprouts

January 2016 has arrived, and each new year my resolution is to try and eat a little healthier than the year before. I feel that I am already embracing a healthy eating plan, but there is always room for improvement. This year my goal is to inc… Continue reading

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Going the whole hog: Pasqualina, the domesticated wild boar, in pictures

A caring couple gave a hog a home after finding it desperate, undernourished, and close to death in the woods. Now the 100lb wild boar gallivants freely around their house Continue reading

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Italian Wine And Food – The Emilia-Romagna Region

It didn’t really accompany the food, a breaded chicken cutlet in sweet and sour sauce with potatoes cooked in chicken fat. As the wine aged a bit, (it takes a long time to finish a liter if you don’t care to drink very much at a time) it got better instead of worse. Continue reading

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Italian English Dictionary

Italian Translation Into English Of The Seasons I have a great love for all things Italian. I work in a translation agency dealing with Italian English language combination projects, I am getting fat on Italian food and I am even … Continue reading

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I Love Italian Wine And Food – The Sardinia Region

Cannonau wine may qualify as the mother of all European wines. It is made from the Grenache grape, which originated in Spain. The producer, Sella and Mosca, has the second largest contiguous vineyard in Italy. Over 6 million bottles are year are produced on an estate of more than 1500 acres. Continue reading

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Italian Wine And Food – Aosta Valley Region, Piedmont Wine

The Aosta Valley is a little short on great wines, but the author found a fabulous Piedmont wine to substitute. Continue reading

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