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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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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 ~ 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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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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Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Hearts

In just over two months time, we will be returning to Umbria for our 2016 season. We love to travel throughout Italy whenever we can fit it into our schedule, and every year we sneak off to Venice for a couple of nights. Venice is a city I know… Continue reading

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Rome’s roads ruined by endemic corruption

Police investigate council officials accused of taking bribes in return for letting contractors get away with shoddy work Continue reading

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An Italian Christmas

An Italian Christmas

I’ve just returned from almost two weeks away visiting family up north, and now that Thanksgiving is over my thoughts are on Christmas. Of all the holidays we celebrate each year, Christmas is my favorite one, and I love to decorate my house from top to bottom, spoil my family with gifts, and bake up […] Continue reading

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Pasta e Fagioli {Ditalini with Chickpeas}

We just returned to Umbria after almost two weeks in Corsica, and the weather changed completely while we were gone. When we left, we were enjoying sunny days with temperatures in the eighties and returned to rainy fall days with significantly … Continue reading

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7 Ways To Get The Most From Your Family Travel In Italy

As the title says, here are 7 common sense ways to get more from your family’s travel to and in Italy. Really! 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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I Love Italian Wine And Food – The Molise Region

Molise is a small region of central eastern Italy on the Adriatic Sea. It is one of the most unspoiled regions of Italy, about 90% hills and mountains. Agricultural products include livestock, pigs, sheep, and goats, wheat and a variety of vegetables including giant celery. Continue reading

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