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Farro Pasta With In A Creamy Thyme Sauce With Mushrooms & Sausage ~ For National Pasta Day

Farro Pasta With In A Creamy Thyme Sauce With Mushrooms & Sausage ~ For National Pasta Day

The folks at Lagostina contacted me a while ago to see if I’d be interested in taking part in National Pasta Day, October 17th. They were kind enough to gift me with a gorgeous pasta pot to use to create a unique and tasty pasta dish for this celebration. I recently returned to North America […] Continue reading

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Green Beans With Mustard Vinaigrette & Toasted Almonds

When I was growing up, we were a meat and potato family, and along with these two dinner staples, my Mother would add a vegetable side dish, often canned or frozen. Our usual vegetable options were peas, beans, carrots, or corn, and they were b… 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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Roast Chicken Thighs with Olives, Tomatoes, & Potatoes

Although we try and eat a mostly plant-based diet, there are times every so often when I crave chicken. I can give up red meat without any problem at all, but I do need seafood and poultry once in a while. I used to be a white meat only girl, a… Continue reading

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Ashes of Italian coffee tycoon placed in a huge coffee pot at his funeral

Renato Bialetti, who has died at 93, made a worldwide success out of the Moka coffee makers invented by his father Continue reading

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Sausage Stuffed Potato Gnocchi With Simple Tomato Sauce

One of my favorite events in Italy is Carnivale, the last celebration before Lent that begins on Ash Wednesday. Since Lent has traditionally been a period where Catholics deprive themselves of something they enjoy, Carnivale is a time to party … Continue reading

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Potato Gnocchi With Sausage, Mushroom Cream Sauce {Gnocchi alla Norcina}

Anyone who knows me understands that gnocchi is one of my favorite dishes, but I am very particular about my gnocchi. It should be light and airy, not dense and gummy and although I usually prefer to make ricotta gnocchi, there are times when I… Continue reading

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Romans rise up to tackle squalor and decay in the eternal city

Beauty of Rome increasingly marred by graffiti, pot-holed roads, broken benches and overflowing bins Continue reading

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Italy launches investigation after five women die in childbirth

Investigators sent to four hospitals amid fears that older mothers are not being properly monitored for potentially fatal conditions 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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Lagostina Risotto Pot Review & Giveaway (Retail Value $199 US)

I was recently contacted by folks working for Lagostina asking me to take part in their Blogger Challenge Giveaway. Knowing the quality of Lagostina products, I immediately agreed, and they sent me their Lagostina Risottiera (Risotto Pot) to tr… Continue reading

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