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Ramp Risotto ~ Alpine to Appalachian

Spring is here. But it isn’t spring in my Alpine wonderland of Valle d’Aosta, Italy.  Instead I’m watching the world come to life in the mountains where I was born, in Asheville, North Carolina. A little more than a year ago, I moved back to the US. Gianluca followed about six months later.  It was […]

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Fresh porcini mushroom risotto

Last week, my husband went for a hike up one of the nearby snow capped mountains, and stumbled across some beautiful porcini mushrooms.  Because we seemed to have skipped straight from winter to fall, porcini mushrooms are just starting to pop up, and they are a very special find!  Not being mushroom experts ourselves, we […]

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Crispy fried mozzarella balls (gluten free)

This year I discovered that fried food is tasty. Yes, apparently I hadn’t heard the news. I never really liked fried foods before and wasn’t much interested in them.  But then my husband had me taste  fried mozzarella balls and I saw the light!  We used to get them from the frozen food section of […]

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