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Somewhere Over The Rainbow – You’ll Find Artisan Pasta

When you think of a rainbow, I’m sure you don’t automatically think of rainbow-colored artisan pasta… or do you? If nothing else, this blog might encourage …

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Oh The Pastabilities – Tortellini With Butternut Squash & Sausage

  Visiting Bologna, Italy several times has left me with many beautiful memories of the meats, cheeses, pastas, wines, the city of Bologna, and the countryside …

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2017 – Rome Day 4 – Ostia Antica

The last day of our Roman adventure. And what an adventure it has been! Pyramid of Cestius. We took the metro to meet Luigi, an architect who …

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Life Is Like A Bowl of Fava Beans – Go With Me On This One

Raise your hand if you knew what fava beans were before the movie “Silence of The Lambs.” The famous line from the movie:  Dr. Hannibal Lecter …

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Spring Squash Blossoms Stuffed With Ricotta

It’s Spring! Backyard gardeners are prepping their soil, checking seeds, or veggie starts. Anticipation of summer harvests looms in the air. Since moving to Oregon I …

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Limoncello + Ricotta = Italian Limoncello Ricotta Cookies

Limoncello and ricotta are two things I make quite often. On the rare occasion when I make both on the same day, well, I just have …

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Virtually Travel To Tuscany For A Tuna Salad

It’s been a long winter. In one day we had snow, rain, sleet, hail, and sun (for a nanosecond). So when the weather in Oregon gets …

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Fennel Digestif (Liqueur) – Italian Remedy For An Upset Tummy

The weather outside is frightening…. We’re having a winter storm in the Pacific Northwest and it seems a lot of the country is having the same. Rosemary …

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Understanding A Formal Italian Meal

Traveling to Italy for many years and growing up in an Italian-American family has exposed me to the love affair Italians have with food. It’s not …

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Twas The Day Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving holiday in the US is tomorrow and I can picture most of you preparing something today for your dinner feast OR making reservations for a nearby …

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Spice It Up With A Little Italian…. Seasoning

  Italians are known for being a little spicy… in a manner of speaking. Does being a short Italian count in the phrase “spice it up …

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4 Different Meals With One Pork Roast

I love a bargain! When our local grocery store had pork shoulder/butt roast on sale I had to buy one, well, the price was so good, …

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