Winter

Christmas the Umbrian way: zuccherini cookies

These ring-shaped Christmas cookies are a simplified version of the sweet fruit breads made in Umbria for holidays and celebrations. Simple and rustic they are great for dunking in your favorite hot drink by the fireplace.

Medieval apple and olive oil strudel

No. You are not pretty my dear, not even in that red dress. Before...

How to make Candied Citron Peel

Bring your fruitcake and biscotti to the next level with this simple recipe for candied citron. Homemade candied fruit is vastly superior to store bought one and, as an added bonus, you can use organic citrus and avoid artificial additives.

Chocolate and ricotta crostata pie with homemade candied orange

CROSTATA AL CIOCCOLATO.  I can proudly say that this is a family recipe. My...

Crostata jam tart

CROSTATA, a pastry tart filled with jam, custard or ricotta is is found in...

Umbrian style light pot roast

One of the funniest statements I have heard from a guest in over 15...

Olive oil and wine ciambelline cookies

This is an easy recipe for ring shaped cookies named "ciambelline" in Italian These crunchy cookies are perfect for dipping in wine or tea after a meal. As the dough has no egg or butter they are also vegan and dairy free. Make them with wholewheat flour for an additional healthy touch!

Cauciuni, sweet Christmas fritters filled with chickpeas

CHICK PEA AND CHOCOLATE DUMPLINGS. Did you know that ancient Romans  - if poor -...

Succulent thyme, lemon and garlic roasted beef

"RESTED" THYME AND GARLIC ROAST BEEF. This is definitely not a traditional Italian recipe....

Spinach and fennel polpettine (meatballs) in a crunchy polenta...

Having returned from a wonderful holiday, full of energy, ideas and an intense wish...