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This is my end-of-the-season swan song to the tomatoes in our orto. As the vines wither at the bottom, there are yellow blossoms still sprouting at the top, and green fruit just hanging on in the middle. We spent the cold, wet spring together, you endured hail and high winds, while we…(Read More)

Mother Nature is giving us one last sensory overload before the dark and quiet of winter. Colors are vibrant but tinged with decay. The air carries the scent of earth and smoke; the smell of sunlight and freshness is relegated to the back of the closet along with t-shirts and sandals. Our Umbrian fall…(Read More)

Screen shot 2011-11-06 at 5.12.16 PM Alberto Il Magnifico was a capon, raised with loving care and surrounded by our growing appetites. In case you are wondering, a capon is a castrated rooster. According to Wiki, the Romans ‘invented‘ capons as a way to get around grain rationing for chickens. Those…(Read More)

Some flavor combinations are classic; and sausage and peppers fall into that category. Remember the old cartoons where the vapor would rise from the dish, and then beckon you to eat? That’s what happens when you saute peppers and sausage. This dish is perfect just as the weather turns cool, and the last of…(Read More)

It’s soup season here in Umbria. Chilly days, wind and rain all mean it’s time to get out the soup pot. Soup doesn’t have to be a long drawn out, multi-hour event. You can make this creamy red onion soup in about half an hour. That’s about the time it…(Read More)

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