farroshroom

Farro Pappardelle With Mushroom Bolognese

I am working very hard to eat a healthy diet, and I have been incorporating more and more plant based meals into our weekly menu. One of the things...

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Castelluccio And The Piano Grande 2014 – A Photo Journal

Every year we try and head over to Castelluccio where the famous lentils of Umbria are grown. One of the most famous centerpieces of the area is the Piano...

gingercookies4

Chewy Ginger Cookies

We recently had our grandchildren staying with us here in Umbria for over two weeks, and those kids love to snack! Luckily I prepared ahead of time before they...

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Mixed Green & Wax Beans With Onions & Peppers

I just picked the first of our beans in the garden yesterday and to celebrate I wanted to do something special with them for dinner. My first picking was...

tomatofarrottoclose

Three Tomato Farrotto With Basil Pesto

Our garden is flourishing this year and the tomatoes in particular are doing really well. I have been picking fresh, ripe tomatoes for a couple of weeks already and...

Chiantitop

Chianti – Cecchini, Cashmere Goats, & Cinta Senese Pigs

Although Umbria has many fun activities and day trips within its borders, this year when my daughter and her family visited we decided to venture over to Tuscany to...

orangericottamuffs7

Blood Orange Ricotta Cheese Muffins

I did quite a bit of baking the past few weeks feeding my family who were visiting us here in Umbria for their yearly vacation. Although we reserve our...

chopfarrosalad6

Italian Chopped Salad With Farro & Chickpeas

Our family is visiting us here in Umbria right now which means I have a number of hungry folks to prepare meals for every day. Although the kids do...

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Family Truffle Hunt 2014 – A Photo Journal

Our daughter and her family are presently here visiting us in Umbria, and although we planned a number of fun day trips along with a couple overnight excursions for...

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Grilled Panzanella Salad

Panzanella is simply a salad that incorporates bread along with a mix of fresh vegetables. Although panzanella is Tuscan in origin, I have enjoyed it in many forms in...