Category: Nourish


ceci fritters

Ceci or chickpeas are a staple ingredient in Tuscany and these simple ceci fritters are great as an appetizer or can serve as a part of a weekday meal. Made with just a handful of fresh ingredients, they are fast to prepare and are ready to serve in less than 20 minutes. I love serving …

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Middle Eastern Lentil Soup

This Middle Eastern Lentil Soup is hearty, healthy and delicious ~ tender red lentils and chickpeas flavored with warm, fragrant Mediterranean  spices. Its one of my favorite rainy day comfort food and I promise that your house will smell amazing while its simmering on the stovetop. And it’s very easy to make.   HERE’S HOW …

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Pizzette: A Classic Italian Crowd Pleaser

As you know, I live in Tuscany, which in and by itself already implies the fact that I make pizza at home. We all do around these parts. And, we make different kinds of pizza depending on oor mood or event.  For example, I like to make little pizzette when hosting friends for an aperitivo …

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Tuscan Baked Beans (fagioli al forno)

Fagioli al Forno -Italian Baked Beans – is a popular Northern Italian Dish. Beans have always been a popular peasant food, but, during the Renaissance, Catherine de Medici wanted to refine Italian cuisine, and beans fell out of favor with the nobility and the sophisticated. The poor however couldn’t be particular — they still made their bean …

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schiacciata all’uva

Autumn is nearly here and it is wine harvest time in Tuscany.  Sadly, we had a very hot summer and were forced to pick our grapes a little early this year.. white ones middle of august and the red ones this week.  The delicate grapes are monitored daily during the month of August so they …

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