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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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Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake With Blueberry Sauce

This is a very easy, traditional Italian cheesecake made with ricotta cheese that I first posted to this blog back in 2002. Apparently this recipe got lost when I moved to my new blog format years ago because I just recently realized it was no … Continue reading

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High security prison joins forces with Italian aristocrats in olive oil project

Top quality olive oil produced for the first time from trees within the grounds of a high-security prison Continue reading

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Italian woman asks for help from firefighters after losing keys to her chastity belt

The unnamed woman arrived at a fire station and asked firefighters to help her with a lock she could not open Continue reading

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‘World’s oldest mafia don’ hosts extravagant 100th birthday party

Procopio di Maggio, long regarded as the head of Cosa Nostra in a town in Sicily, sparks public anger with lavish fireworks display to celebrate his birthday Continue reading

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Beet & Potato Gnocchi With Kale Pesto

Gnocchi has always been one of my favorite foods, and although I prefer to make ricotta gnocchi at home for ease of preparation and lightness, I love any well-made gnocchi. I decided to tackle potato gnocchi a couple of weeks ago and wanted to … Continue reading

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Vatican puts journalists on trial despite criticism from rights groups

Decision to put two journalists on trial – for the first time in the history of the Holy See – criticised by rights groups Continue reading

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Secret pagan basilica in Rome emerges from the shadows after 2,000 years

An underground chamber that was a place of worship for a mysterious cult 2,000 years ago has opened to the public for the first time Continue reading

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La Scala opera house hit by strike

World famous Milan opera house forced to cancel first night of Kenneth MacMillan’s “Manon”, Continue reading

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Buffalo Mozzarella & Burrata Pizza

Ever since I cut into my first ball of burrata cheese and saw the creamy curds ooze out I have been in love with this cheese. Burrata originally originated in Puglia and consists of an outer shell of mozzarella that surrounds a center of curds … Continue reading

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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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