Lovely Ladies Luncheon League

January 5, 2013

New Italian Cookbook

Filed under: All This Month...,Food for Thought,Italy — LLLhost @ 9:16 pm

In honor of our upcoming trip my sister gave me a copy of Francis Mayes cookbook, The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen. We immediately set to work on sampling recipes. The first of many is in the photo below…a beautiful red pepper tart with a nutty parmesan flavor and caramelized onions over a bed of zucchini held together with farm fresh eggs.


Everything in the book is enhanced with wine, cheese and love. Simple flavors where the ingredients shine.

A few other early favorites from the book that we already sampled are…clams with lemon & white wine over spaghetti (sans garlic and still fabulous I might add), shrimp with orecchiette and delectable poached pears in red wine. I look forward to experimenting with the ladies and preparing for our cooking class in Tuscany!


November 18, 2012

Enchanted May with the Ladies

Filed under: Italy — LLLhost @ 12:30 am
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Our journey begins with the decision to stay at the Bed & Breakfast Fagiolari located near Panzano in Chianti (a small town perched on a hilltop halfway between Florence and Siena) Though early in our planning, having selected a location and booking our flights has generated excitement about the journey ahead of us in the hills of Tuscany!

Image of the B&B Fagiolari

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