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Frizzone – Vegetable Stew From Emilia Romagna

I often get carried away at my local outdoor markets here in Umbria. There are only two of us at home, but I always buy enough vegetables to serve a large family for a week! This dilemma usually works out for us, as we eat the leftover vegetabl… 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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Pan Fried Potato Gnocchi With Lemon

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love gnocchi. It has to be well prepared, and perfectly cooked, but if I am dining out and it is on the menu, the chances are that I will order it. At home, I make both ricotta and potato gnocchi pretty oft… Continue reading

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Rebirth of 1,000-year-old castle in Italy that once hosted Salvador Dali

Medieval castle was home to former debutante who entertained Beat poets and invented the modern bra 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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Fiat Lux Light Show: St. Peter’s Basilica transformed for climate change

Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home: St. Peter’s Basilica is bathed in light to help raise awareness on climate change Continue reading

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Scallops With Tomatoes & Breadcrumbs

The holidays are quickly approaching, so I am busy collecting recipes, and making lists for holiday baking and family meals. Although I do love the idea of staying home Christmas Eve and preparing a big multi-course meal for the Feast Of The Se… 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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Italian businessman and glamour model convicted of recruiting prostitutes for Berlusconi’s parties

Gianpaolo Tarantini and Sabina Began, “Queen Bee” of Berlusconi’s female entourage, accused of recruiting 26 showgirls to attend parties at the then prime minister’s homes in Rome and Milan Continue reading

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Long-lost doctor discovered living like a hermit in the woods of Tuscany

The man disappeared from his home in Seville 20 years ago and claims to have been living in the forest ever since Continue reading

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Easy And Elegant Italian Dessert Recipes

Italian deserts usually come in a wide variety of options from cakes to cookies to delicious desserts that are made for adults with wine and liquors. If you are looking to make an Italian masterpiece for dessert, here are two excellent recipes. Continue reading

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