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Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, & Ginger Soup {Immune Boosting}

 

Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, & Ginger Soup {Immune Boosting}

We have now been back in the states for two weeks, and although I do miss the local outdoor markets we visited weekly in Umbria, there are some perks to shopping for ingredients in the states. I am amazed at the wide variety of winter squash and fall fruit sold in every grocery store. In […]


Applesauce Honey Cake

 

Applesauce Honey Cake

We left Umbria just a few days ago, after completing our olive harvest and closing up both of the farmhouses. Unfortunately, I had a nasty fall while picking olives the week before we left, and I managed to fracture my wrist and crack a couple of ribs. I had my arm put in a cast […]


Pasta e Fagioli {Ditalini with Chickpeas}

 

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 cooler temperatures. When we experience cool, rainy days, I automatically think of comfort food […]


Olive Harvest 2015

 

Olive Harvest 2015

We were anxiously anticipating our olive harvest this year since last year due to the invasion of the olive fly we ended up with no oil. Trying to plan the best time to pick can get tricky. You should press your olives as soon as possible after they have been picked, and we like to […]


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 […]


Fennel Parmesan {Finocchi alla Parmigiana}

 

Fennel Parmesan {Finocchi alla Parmigiana}

Although I am not particularly fond of cold weather, I have to admit that I enjoy seeing new fall and winter vegetables show up at our local markets and grocery stores as the temperatures drop. Here in Umbria, vegetable availability is seasonal, and this week I finally found cima di rape along with winter squash […]


Corsican Adventure 2015 ~ A Photo Journal

 

Corsican Adventure 2015 ~ A Photo Journal

Living in Italy six months a year, I keep a bucket list of places I want to visit and each year we try and fit a few trips into our schedule between farmhouse guests. One place I never even thought about visiting was the island of Corsica, but we recently spent an amazing twelve days […]


Eggplant & Zucchini “Sandwiches”

 

Eggplant & Zucchini “Sandwiches”

Our garden was very bountiful this year, and although almost every other plant else has finished for the season, we are still picking eggplants. Whatever is in our soil here in Umbria apparently works well for eggplants as it is one plant that we can count on year to year. I love using eggplant in […]


Banana Fig Spelt Cake

 

Banana Fig Spelt Cake

During the six months that we spend in Umbria each year I bake a lot for our farmhouse guests. I prefer baking easy rustic looking cakes using seasonal ingredients that our guests can enjoy for either breakfast or dessert. Although I have some favorite recipes that I know everyone will love, I do get bored […]


Pasta with Colatura di Alici {Essence of Anchovy Sauce}

 

Pasta with Colatura di Alici {Essence of Anchovy Sauce}

I am always reading up on new cooking trends or unique ingredients, and I had bookmarked a page in a magazine last year that discussed colatura di alici, or Italian anchovy sauce. The description said that this unique ingredient added umami to any dish it was used in just as Asian fish sauce does. At […]


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