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Pasta alle Melanzane: A Summertime Recipe

This Sicilian eggplant pasta dish is a hit! Pasta alle Melanzane (for 4 – 6 people) Ingredients:4-6 Medium-sized eggplantsExtra virgin olive oil, q. b. (“quanto basta” or “as much as you need”)½ C. Sunflower seed oil (or other vegetable...
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Sicilian Love Cake

Recipe provided courtesy of Miceli Dairy Products Company2721 E. 90th St., Cleveland, OH 44104. Visit www.miceli-dairy.com for more information. Ingredients:1 box fudge marble cake mix2 Pounds Miceli’s ricotta cheese¾ Cup sugar4 Eggs1 Teaspoon...
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An Umbria Winter Recipe: Lemon Zest Winter Squash

On these biting winter days, our wood stove warms our Assisi farmhouse while tempting  me into trying new dishes. Here is a recent favorite. Ingredients (for 4- 6 people)1 - 1/2 lbs. Winter squashExtra-virgin olive oil, q.b. (“quanto...
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Fusilli con Zucca, Prosciutto e Salvia

(Fusilli Pasta with Winter Squash, Prosciutto and Sage) That rich coral-orange winter squash appeals to the eye as well as to the palate. Ingredients (serves 4 – 6 people): ½ lb. Fusilli pasta 1-1 ½ lbs. Winter squash, diced 5-6 Fresh sage...
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Pasta alle Melanzane: A Summertime Recipe

This Sicilian eggplant pasta dish is a hit! Ingredients (serves 4 – 6 people):4 – 6 Medium-sized eggplantsExtra virgin olive oil, q. b. (“quanto basta” or “as much as you need”)½ C. Sunflower seed oil (or other vegetable oil)Parmesan cheese, q....
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Fresh Tomatoes on that Pasta!

In hot weather, there is nothing more refreshing than pasta with a fresh tomato sauce. “Why have a sauce simmering on a hot stove on a steamy summer day,” you might ask. For an Italian, though, what’s lunch without pasta? So here is the perfect...
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A Recipe of Enticement: Strawberry (or Peach) Tiramisu

In June, strawberries are in our Umbrian garden – and strawberry tiramisu will often be dessert for dinner guests. In July, peaches come along and this dish is also buonissimo substituting peaches for the strawberries. A main ingredient of...
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Zuccotto

Zuccotto is not a member of the zucchini gourd family. Zucchini is a popular mealtime favorite usually stuffed with mozzarella, herbs, ricotta, and anything else that makes it tastier. On the other hand, zuccotto is a Tuscan chilled dessert that...
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Wild Asparagus Carbonara: Umbria Springtime Goodness

Wild asparagus is now sprouting in our Umbrian woods. With a bit of luck, and ideal weather conditions, we’ll be foraging for the woodland goodness until late May. Our pasta at lunch today highlighted the tasty wild asparagus: spaghetti alla...
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