Recipe: Simple French Crepes

Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory, this simple French staple can be home to any number of fun fillings! Ingredients ¾ cup sifted flour Pinch of salt... Read More »


Recipe: Grilled Lamb Kebabs With Flavors of Greece

Recipe: Grilled Lamb Kebabs With Flavors of Greece If you’ve just finished reading about Cycling Ancient Greece From Sparta to Kalamata Plus! Pylos and can’t wait to get a taste... Read More »


Recipe: Pesto Genovese

Recipe: Pesto Genovese Gardening season is here and that means many of us have bunches of basil just begging to be used. Here is a pesto recipe perfect for turning... Read More »


Recipe: Rhubarb Tartlets

Recipe: Rhubarb Tartlets A sweet treat to welcome spring Between the creamy custard, bright color and melt-in-your-mouth crust, this recipe makes for a perfect ending to any spring meal! Ingredients... Read More »


Recipe: Ricotta Dumplings with Asparagus and Garlic

Recipe: Ricotta Dumplings with Asparagus and Garlic Get excited for spring with this fresh recipe! Looking for something new to cook up as you settle into spring? Roll up your... Read More »


Recipe: Shredded Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad Brussels Sprouts and Kale are hardy vegetables when it comes to surviving the winter growing season. We love to use them in salads during... Read More »


Recipe: Two(ish) ingredient Truffles

Recipe: Two(ish) Ingredient Truffles Because February is synonymous with chocolate, we figured a delicious truffle recipe is the perfect way to get creative in the kitchen and whip up a... Read More »


Recipe: Slow-Cooker Root-Vegetable Confit

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Root-Vegetable Confit This root-vegetable confit is another great winter recipe you that you can adapt with whichever root vegetables happen to be in season or available near you.... Read More »


Recipe: Sicilian Pistachio Cake

Recipe: Sicilian Pistachio Cake It is well known across Italy that each region has its own culinary specialty. The foothills of Mount Etna, in eastern Sicily, grow pistachios with such... Read More »


Recipe: Spanish Paella

Recipe: Spanish Seafood Paella Paella is commonly referred to as one of Spain’s national dishes, though more specifically it is a regional specialty of Valencia. Originally, the dish was made... Read More »


Recipe: Ginger Squash Soup

Recipe: Ginger Squash Soup Fall is here and with the crispy air comes an excellent excuse to head out to the farmers market and pick up some fresh squash followed... Read More »


Recipe: Beet, Fennel and Goat Cheese Salad

Beet, Fennel and Goat Cheese Salad Living on the edge. I’m always sad to see days grow shorter as I know summer is coming to an end, but I do... Read More »


Recipe: Nonna’s Granita

Nonna’s Granita Tour Leader Andrea Garreffa shares one nonna’s (grandma’s) granita recipe When the heat of summer settles in, Italians reach for a refreshing glass of granita – the way... Read More »

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Recipe: Empanadas

Recipe: Empanadas A Chilean Classic While you can find Empanada’s across much of Latin America, they are considered a national dish of Chile, and are prepared in as many ways... Read More »


Recipe: White Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce and Potatoes

Hands-down, my absolute favorite season is spring! Back in my home of Bavaria, nothing says spring like crisp morning sunshine, song birds celebrating the long-awaited explosion of blossoms and blooms... Read More »


Recipe: Cuban Style Black Beans and Rice

Cuban Style Black Beans and Rice … Black beans and rice is a staple dish in Cuban cuisine. Depending where in Cuba you find yourself, you’ll taste regional twists on... Read More »


Recipe: Kale and Roasted Squash Salad

Recipe: Kale and Roasted Squash Salad What’s the most flavorful ingredient? Whatever is in season. As you travel through Europe you will notice most restaurants only serve meals made from... Read More »


Recipe: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Recipe: Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup With the recent bout of chilly weather in Colorado, there has been a lot of discussion in the US office about the wonders of a... Read More »


Recipe: Tiramisu (Gluten free from me to you!)

Tiramisu: Make it gluten free! You won’t even know the gluten’s gone missing… This recipe will be a hit at any meal, but is also a special nod to my... Read More »


St. Clare’s Recipe for Paletta Di Mandorla: Almond...

St. Francis’s Favorite Treat This Recipe hails from the Umbria region of Italy and is traditionally served on the feast day of St. Francis. Supposedly, this is one of the... Read More »

Recipes,  Destinations: Spain

Spanish Tapas

Simply Spanish Tapas: Entertaining Made Easy The first time I traveled to Spain I ordered a glass of wine in a bar and along with it came a tiny assortment... Read More »

Destinations: Germany,  Recipes

Recipe: German Pretzel

Search For The Perfect Pretzel Bavaria Is Hard To Beat I love travel for the endless opportunity to experience new cultures and cuisines. As a German native, one of the... Read More »


Recipe: Belgian Endive and Grilled Apricot Salad

Bitter Sweet The Belgian endive takes on both tastes Belgian endives, sometimes called white gold, are a versatile ingredient that can be served raw or cooked. When served raw, endives... Read More »

Recipes,  Travel Tips

Recipe: Picnicking While on a Bike Tour

Lunch on the Roll Ride until your hungry … or can’t get enough of the view Cycling can certainly kick one’s appetite into gear, and a picnic lunch is a... Read More »

Destinations: Italy,  Recipes

Recipe: Insalata Di Farro (Cold Farro Salad)

Umbria’s Great Grain A versatile and easy addition to summer meals. Walk through a farmers market in Italy and you’ll experience the country’s deeply rooted passion for fresh food. Noses... Read More »

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