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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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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 ~ May 20th, 2016

Friday Photos From Umbria ~ May 20th, 2016

The Giro d’Italia came through Umbria last weekend so of course my cycling obsessed husband had to see the riders. They both arrived and departed from Foligno, which is great because they are so fast if you are watching the finish, they flash by. Even taking photos gets tricky because by the time the camera […] 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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Bruschetta With White Bean Puree, Olives & Fresh Thyme

We are heading back to Umbria this Sunday, and therefore, I am busy cleaning out my refrigerator, pantry, and freezer. I luckily have a few recipes completed from a few weeks ago to post, because the offerings in my fridge right now are pretty … 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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‘Operation Mamma Mia’ uncovers multi-million pound fraud in Italy’s olive oil sector

Cheaper oil from Spain and Greece passed off as Italian extra-virgin by producers in Puglia, Umbria and Campania Continue reading

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Umbria residents warn medieval villages under threat from developers

Locals in picturesque towns of Umbria are fighting to save the medieval villages popular with British holidaymakers that populate the area 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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Focaccia With Black Truffle Topping

Focaccia With Black Truffle Topping

October in Umbria is a great time to enjoy nature’s bounty including wild mushrooms, chestnuts, and of course truffles. For the next month or two there will be truffle festivals held across Umbria, and unfortunately since we are leaving Umbria a little earlier than usual, we will miss them all. We do have a few […] Continue reading

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