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Recipes from our farmhouse in Italy and travels beyond…

Sunday’s #SlowlivedMoments: Pears Poached in Red Wine & Rosemary - #Slowlivedmoments A look at autumn in the kitchen of our farmhouse in Italy – Fall is filled with chestnuts, spiced wine, olive picking and perfect pears! The angelica pear is the almost mythical piccola pera (little pear) found in numerous works of Renaissance Art however in Le Marche, it is the local homegrown pear found everywhere and perfect for … More Sunday’s #SlowlivedMoments: Pears Poached in Red Wine & Rosemary
Local Marche Specialty: Pizza Bianco - A taste of Italy from our other life – La Tavola Marche (farm, inn and cooking school) – a local favorite here in Le Marche is Pizza Bianco made without sauce and instead with thinly sliced potatoes, ricotta, rosemary, sea salt & olive oil! Each week the wood burning oven is fired up for Thursday’s … More Local Marche Specialty: Pizza Bianco
Spring Recipe: Pea Crostini - I love Spring, everything is bright & green and peas seem to be the epitome of Spring produce! Here today, gone tomorrow they have a short & sweet growing season and are perfect at the height of their season – which is right now! This pea crostini will brighten any meal especially when served on … More Spring Recipe: Pea Crostini
3 Elderflower Recipes for Spring - Elderflowers or fiori di sambuco are in bloom in Italy! This flower from the elderberry tree makes a lovely light floral lemonade-like flavored syrup to be added to drinks (sparking water, vodka, gin or grappa), desserts or sorbets – depending on your mood. It makes an amazing vinegerette over salad or a delicate antipasti when … More 3 Elderflower Recipes for Spring
Fresh Squeezed: Sicilian Blood Oranges - A glimpse at how we start the day during citrus season! Cratefuls of bright oranges from Sicily arrive daily at the local markets in Italy and cost about 3,50 Euro for an overflowing box over 7 kilos (14 lbs)! My homage to the best part of waking up in the winter –
A Very Cappelletti Christmas - Christmas celebrated in Le Marche, Italy is not complete without a heart-warming bowl of cappelletti in brodo or little stuffed hats in broth. I was once told is a dish served for only those you love because it takes so much time & patience to make!  In our area this dish is traditionally served on … More A Very Cappelletti Christmas
A Tuscan Christmas Gathering - Over the rivers and through the woods passing thru Le Marche and Umbria along the way, to gather by the roaring fire & meet new friends,  to share a festive table & eat a gorgeous meal. We poured endless red, ate too much and returned home late into the night, thankful for the whimsical afternoon … More A Tuscan Christmas Gathering
Taste of Italy: Pizza Bianco with Potatoes & Rosemary - A taste of Italy from La Tavola Marche (farm, inn and cooking school) – a local favorite is Pizza Bianco made without sauce and instead with thinly sliced potatoes, ricotta, rosemary, sea salt & olive oil! Each week the wood burning oven is fired up for Thursday’s Pizza Night Dinner Party – here Chef Jason … More Taste of Italy: Pizza Bianco with Potatoes & Rosemary

 

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