Pasta with Peaches, Prosciutto and Arugula: Cooking in Italy

Pasta with Peaches, Prosciutto and Arugula is a fresh, healthy and delicious celebration of the flavors of Italy. Affiliate links were used in this post to link to items I am discussing.

Pasta with Peaches, Prosciutto and Arugula: a delicious and healthy meal I whipped up one evening while we were living in Italy!

I was torn about whether to post this–the dish was delicious, but the pictures not so much. I obviously did not have any of the props I use for plating, but more importantly I also did not have my camera. When traveling, John and I have always been big on the experience over recording the experience,… 

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Beef and Mushroom Kheema with Rhubarb; Beaches of Southern Italy pt. 2

This Beef and Mushroom Kheema with Rhubarb uses a seasonal and local ingredient to stand in for tamarind (the rhubarb!) and is so easy and absolutely delicious!

Beef and Mushroom Kheema with Rhubarb--rhubarb is an easy and seasonal stand-in for tamarind in this simple and delicious Indian curry!

This blog is a lot of things–source of recipes for you, the reader; recipe collection for my daughters when they grow up; musings about anything to do with food; something kind of like a journal–but not as personal, and hopefully entertaining for you, the reader. Why do I bring this up? … 

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Upside Down Rhubarb Cake; Beaches of Southern Italy pt 1

Upside Down Rhubarb Cake with Rhubarb-Sugar Marinated Strawberries celebrates spring in color, aroma and, most important, taste! Affiliate links have been used to link to items I am discussing. 

Upside Down Rhubarb Cake served with Rhubarb-Sugar Marinated Strawberries--an AMAZING spring dessert!

Another seasonal dish I am getting to late. Ack! Sorry about that, but come on, if you were in Italy would you be posting about food or … 

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Citrus Olive Oil Cake with Strawberries

Lemon Olive Oil Cake Topped with Strawberries

I have been having trouble with this next post–as you may have noticed from my extended silence. It is kind of a bridge post, or an odds-n-ends post. It does not fit any good theme, but whatever I am just going to go for it!… 

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Mafalde Pasta with Morel Mushrooms and Asparagus

Mafalde Pasta with Morel Mushrooms and Asparagus encompasses everything magical about spring: bright, tender shoots of green asparagus, and mushrooms that can only be found with a walk in the woods, suddenly pleasant after several months of cold. I am tardy with sharing this recipe, however, since my own spring turned magical with a trip to Italy, and boy have I got things to say about driving here! Scroll to bottom of post for the recipe.

Mafalde Pasta with Morel Mushrooms and Asparagus--super easy and delicious!

I will get to the pasta in a minute, but first, admit it, you have been wondering about me driving in Italy. Or you are Facebook friends with me and already know that I have (re)mastered stick and now zoom up and down 15-20% grade hills that are only about as wide as my car…. 

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