• Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

    I can’t help myself. It’s zucchini time and for me that means another stuffed zucchini recipe. Come on — who can deny that these little orbs weren’t crying out for some stuffing? I’ve posted several stuffed zucchini...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Grilled Veggies

      For those of you with gardens, your zucchini is coming in fast and furious right now, I’m sure. If you haven’t got a garden, they’re plentiful in farmer’s markets too. How to use all those zucchini?...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Burrata and Tomato Bruschetta

    Looking for a quick lunch? Or munchies to have with drinks? Try these bruschette with burrata cheese and grilled tomatoes. These little tomatoes have been ripening in my garden faster than you can say “pomodori” and grilling...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Ice Cream Treats

      No baking involved on this one. It’s ice cream, stuffed with a surprise and rolled in a topping. It may not cool down the temperature outdoors, but this treat is bound to cheer you on a...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • pesto alla genovese
    A Pesto Primer

    Guest post by – Ciao Chow Linda – First let me banish any misconception that pesto refers only to the concoction using fresh basil as the major ingredient. The word pesto simply means anything that’s pounded, so you...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Lentil Salad

    Maybe you’ve had enough plain old lettuce and tomato salad by this time of year and you’re ready for something a little different. This salad of lentils from Santo Stefano di Sessanio, tossed with artichoke hearts, roasted...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Santo Stefano Redux

    Santo Stefano di Sessanio is a town in Abruzzo that beckons with a quiet beauty. It doesn’t scream to be noticed, but its austere, centuries-old architecture and setting in the Gran Sasso National Park is a welcome...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

    One of Rome’s iconic dishes is spaghetti cacio e pepe. It’s deceptively simple with few ingredients – spaghetti, pecorino romano cheese, cracked blacked pepper and pasta water. I’ve eaten it at several places in Rome, but no...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Hydrangea Cupcakes

    Last night I dreamed I found a miniature dinosaur in the suitcase I unpacked from my recent trip to Italy. (I’ll return to sharing more posts and recipes from that trip shortly.) Anyhow, so this was a...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Cooking Cavatelli with Fabio in Rome

    Rome has at least 50 museums where you can see everything from paintings to pasta, and I’ve spent a fair amount of time in a majority of them over the years. But I’ve learned that when you’re...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Missing Italy

     I’ve been back for only a few days and I’m already missing all the places I visited in Italy — from the mountains of Abruzzo … to the beaches of Anzio… From Rome’s well-known tourist sites…  ...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Fava Beans

    Don’t you just love Spring when all those seasonal vegetables are back in the markets? Sure, you can get strawberries in December and asparagus in January, but who knows how far they had to travel. Where I...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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