Travel is Good for the Soul and the Belly

I’ll show you what’s in our market if you show me what’s in yours!

By JudithKlinger | April 27, 2011

Wednesday is market day.
We live in rural Umbria, so if you want fresh fish or flowers, you better get down to Umbertide early…or no fish for you!

Seasonal Cocktail: Bloodthirsty

By JudithKlinger | April 21, 2011

Bloodthirsty Go now! Go find ‘em! Get thee some blood oranges now! One of Jeff’s best cocktail inventions ever. Inspired by Bluecoat gin….oh yeah!

The Tarocco: A Bloody Surprise

By JudithKlinger | April 19, 2011

Another reason to love Italy: Tarocco blood oranges.
Taroccos make sweet, low acid juice, which are perfect for your morning antioxidant, low calorie, breakfast of champions. Tarocco’s have the highest vitamin C content of any orange, and are high in fiber. How can something taste so good and be healthy when it comes in crazy Fred Flinstone vitamin colors?

Exhale! Inhale! We’re back in Italia. And Sleeping Beauty Slumbers No More.

By JudithKlinger | April 17, 2011

We opened the door and the house exhaled. As though it had been holding it’s breathe since we closed the door last fall.
First things first, we flung open the windows and let in sunshine and fresh breezes; in the process we woke up a few sleepy spiders and sent dust bunnies flying.
Finally, it was Kitchen Assault day.

Dinner in the Time of Twitter: Ravioli with Butter & Sage

By JudithKlinger | March 23, 2011

“I don’t have time to cook.” How many times have you heard this or said it yourself? It really isn’t about time, is it? It’s about priorities. I get it. Twitter is an addictive time suck, but you have to fight the cravings if you want to eat ravioli.

Serendipity & the Butcher or Why I Love NY

By JudithKlinger | March 17, 2011

An Ode to Moe, the Butcher.

I’m heading home, walking down Elizabeth St, it’s late and I have to pick up something to make for dinner. I’m dreading having to go to the Gougers Garage, when I spy a small Alabanese butcher store. The little bell tinkles as I open the door and step into a kinder, gentler, funnier world.