Pasta With Peas and Mint


This lovely bow tie pasta with peas and mint also contains lemon, cream and butter and makes a delicious first or second course.

A handful of fresh mint can turn a good recipe into an outstanding recipe and this bow tie pasta dish is no exception.

Giolitti For Gelato in Rome


Go to gelateria Giolitti for the best ice cream in Rome.  Been there for over 100 years, a bit pricey but located right in the historic center of Rome and worth the wait to get yours.

Many visitors come to Rome on a pilgrimage to two places: the Vatican and Giolitti, the city’s famous ice cream palace.  And frankly I’m not sure which holy shrine they visit first.

Three Pork Ragu


Three Pork Ragu combines the hearty taste of pork with tomatoes and aromatics to make a delicious ragu.

This hearty three pork ragu is easy to put together and makes an incredible pasta red sauce.  It also packs a little heat!

Wine Glorious Wine


This is the weekly delivery of red wine on its way to our house when thirsty friends come to visit in Sansepolcro. Honest.

Fried Sage Leaves

Fried sage leafs lets you enjoy one of the easiest of Italian recipes from an herb you can easily grow in your own garden.

You can do so much more with sage than just chop it up and stir it into a recipe. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But if you haven’t tried fried sage leaves, you’re in for a treat.