Spaghetti alle Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams) Recipe

I love clams, especially the tiny fresh little clams we get here, fished out of the Adriatic. Spaghetti alle Vongole is a dish that originates in the Naples area, the area where Italian spaghetti originate from!

This dish is simplicity itself and certainly fits my weekday meal mantra DENS – delicious, economical, nutritious and speedy [...]

Homemade Lavender Rose Olive Oil Beeswax Body Butter

My skin gets quite dry in the winter. Fed up with expensive creams and not happy with the inexpensive creams because of all the chemicals in them, I decided to make my own moisturizing cream.

 

Finished Body Butter

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Natural Organic Bread Making in the Sibillini Mountains

A few weeks ago, Hans and I were invited to a morning demonstration of bread making using natural yeast in the Sibillini mountains. Of course we said yes. In typical Italian style, a group of interested people show up someplace for a demonstration, then afterwards we all eat a huge lunch together. Do I need [...]

Penne with Green Onions and Fresh Mozzarella

Here’s a simple pasta dish to whip up quickly, the sauce takes less time to make than boiling the water and cooking the pasta!

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What’s for Lunch? Fried Flowers!

Springtime. My oh my it’s glorious!

We have several acacia trees and Elderberry (Sambuco) trees around us and everywhere.

The flowers of both are edible.

Fried Acacia Flowers

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