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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ August 28th, 2015

I cannot believe that August is almost over and we will soon be moving into fall. We have less than two months left here in Umbria before we leave...

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Amalfi Style Octopus & Squid Salad

We just returned from a short vacation on the Amalfi coast, and although we wanted to visit the region for the stunning scenery, we also were looking forward to...

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Zucchini, Ricotta, & Egg Pie

It seems every year I am forced to wait patiently for weeks for that very first mature zucchini to appear in my garden. I check the zucchini patch daily,...

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ August 21st, 2015

It has been a quiet week here in Umbria and thankfully the temperatures are now back to normal.  Since we stuck close to home, I was concerned that I...

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Zucchini Yogurt Quick Bread

After a scorcher of a month, the zucchini plants in our garden have slowed down considerably, but for a period there, I was picking five or six zucchini a...

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Zucchini Recipe Roundup

Zucchini is one vegetable that grows like a weed in the garden and then often leaves one wondering what to do with the bounty. Luckily, zucchini is a very...

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Paccheri With Fresh & Canned Tomato Sauce

Every Italian family has their favorite tomato sauce recipe, often one that has been passed down through generations. It may be a simple sauce made with fresh garden tomatoes,...

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Amalfi Coast Vacation July 2015 ~ A Photo Journal

During our six-month stay in Umbria each year, we try and plan quick trips around Italy if we have any breaks between guests. We enjoy visiting other regions and...

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Focaccia Studded With Salami & Pecorino Romano Cheese

I had stocked our refrigerator with a variety of different salami and cheese when my family was visiting in July, and when they left I realized I still had...

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Eggplant Parmesan With Buffalo Mozzarella {Parmigiana di Melanzane}

I have loved eggplant parmesan (parmigiana di melanzane) for years, and after making it dozens of times myself over the years, I have tweaked the recipe until I have...