Italian Apple Cake (Grain and Gluten-Free)

Italian Apple Cake

I was so pleased when Ginny contacted me and asked if I’d like to be part of the blog tour for a brand new book published by her mom’s company: A Family Farm in Tuscany: Recipes and Stories from Fattoria Poggio Alloro. I am definitely a cookbook junkie…and I’m particularly excited about books that celebrate seasonal sustainable foods.

The photos that grace A Family Farm in Tuscany are so dreamy: flipping through them had me seriously contemplating a Tuscan vacation (I’ve never been). I want to go even more after reading the tales and cooking a few of the comforting recipes from the farm featured in the book.

Italian apple cake

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Grilled Endive Caprese Salad

Disclosure: This is the last in a series of sponsored posts written by me on behalf of Discover Endive. I have received three complimentary shipments of California endive over the last six months and I have also been compensated for my efforts to promote California endive; all opinions expressed here are 100% mine. We’ve had … Read more

Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Last weekend, to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday, we had dinner at American Bounty. Every aspect of the meal was terrific, but it was the Vanilla Panna Cotta with Winter Fruits that stayed with me. I am just a little obsessed with Panna Cotta, you see. I am of the opinion that it is truly … Read more

Vegetarian Minestrone with Fennel and Watercress

minestrone with fennel

Cookbooks, food magazines, and many, many food blogs are a constant source of inspiration for me, but lately I’ve been cooking a lot from my own archives. I love to tweak my own recipes, to make them new and different: sometimes they turn out even better than before. I imagine I will be doing more … Read more

Pizza Three Ways, Barry Wine Style

Once again, a big a gigantic thank you for voting me into Round 5 of Project Food Blog. This week’s challenge prompt asked us to put our own spin on pizza. If you like this post and would like to see me in Round 6 (yes, please!) you can vote for my blog here. When … Read more