Tag: Umbria

Basics & Tips

A Canadian Thanksgiving

2008 was our first Thanksgiving away from home!   We had travelled to Italy with two friends and our plan was to celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking dinner in the “villa” near Lago Trasimeno in Umbria.   My husband and I

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Basics & Tips

Roman Holiday 2015

This time we spent 3 weeks in Rome…and yes to all of you who say “3 weeks”…really? Yes, really! We tried new places to eat that we  heard about and returned to a couple of ones we enjoyed on our

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New Friends…aka Nuovi Amici

Having just returned from spending 3 weeks in Rome, you’d think I would be writing about the amazing things we saw and did. But not now! Our stay in Rome this trip was made very special by two new friendships

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Sausages With Black Grapes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. This recipe is a specialty of Umbria in Italy according to Julia della Croce and comes from her cookbook “Umbria.” This is a dish I like to make in the

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First Trip to Italy

A few years before we made our first trip to Tuscany, a friend had loaned us “her favourite movie ever”, Under the Tuscan Sun. What I remember most, besides her incredibly gorgeous lover, Marcello, and maybe the food shots, were

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EVO, Salt And Other Musings

One of the many delights of traveling  around Italy is having many opportunities to taste wonderful Extra Virgin Olive Oils. I have a fondness for the oils of Umbria. They differ in taste from Tuscan oils. Both are delicious. I

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It’s Arrived!

    We have eagerly been anticipating the arrival of our 2013 extra virgin olive oil from Amelia, imported directly from the farm in Umbria, since the harvest in November/December. It’s arrived early this year!Umbria produces excellent tasting oil and is as

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