About Deborah

Deborah is a wife, mother, grandmother, traveler, bootlegger, and a very poor speller! As Victor Hazan so eloquently puts it, Deborah has chosen Umbria to be the home of her soul. When she can’t be there in body, she spends her free time cooking & reading about Italy. She blogs mostly about food and about trips – past and future – here: Old Shoes New Trip.

About Cindy

Cindy lives in Eagle River, Alaska where her freezer is always full of salmon, halibut & shrimp. Cindy participates in several regular cooking challenges. You can read more about her cooking and life in the last frontier on her blog, Baked Alaska.

About Jan

Jan is a serious home cook who loves to read recipes and then do her own thing. Her focus is ingredient driven comfort food, often with an Italian influence. She is passionate about all things Italian, especially the cuisine & the language. Jan blogs about food and travels (next trip to Italy: May/June of 2012) at: Keep your Feet in the Street.

About Palma

Palma is a Marriage & Family Therapist in Palm Desert, CA. She’s an Italian-American with a passion for cooking, entertaining, & travel to Italy. She’s always planning her next culinary adventure to Italia on her blog, Palmabella's Passions

About Sandi

Sandi is a true Southerner, but a traveler & Italian cook at heart. She lives in Alabama and knows more about fried green tomatoes than fricassees. Her family owned the WhistleStop Café for many years. Sandi also blogs at Whistlestop Cafe Cooking.

About Kim

Kim joins us after being our permanent sub on the Pomodori e Vino project. Kim loves to eat, drink, travel and cook - probably in that order. When she's not here, you can find her organizing and leading food, wine and beer tours in Europe as co-owner and operator of GrapeHops or blogging at What I Really Think or The Amy Foundation.

About Jerry

Jerry is a food obsessed Canadian. He learned to love Italian food as a child while eating the meals prepared by his Napolitano uncle. He learned to cook Italian foods by watching his uncle cook these feasts for the family. This love of Italian food has been honed through serious personal experimentation in eating and cooking. Willing to try most anything once, Jerry isn't so sure about tripe! Jerry also blogs at Jerry's Thoughts, Musings, and Rants!

Our Subs

About Beth

Beth, along with her husband, Mike, is co-owner of two Italian Deli/Markets in St. Louis - Viviano’s Festa Italiano. When not creating yummy new menu items for the deli, she’s the pediatric research lab supervisor at Washington University School of Medicine. Read more out about Viviano’s Festa Italiano.

About Amy

Amy is a teacher in suburban Boston with far too many cookbooks, her Grandmother's meat grinder and canning jars, and a new Wolf stove. She appreciates cuisines from around the world, with a particular fondness for French, Moroccan, Italian, Vietnamese, and Indian cooking. Tweaking her cooking and eating habits resulted long-lasting weight loss and health benefits, proving that living well still tastes good. An old hobby is knitting; and a newer one is canning preserves. Read more from Amy on her blog, Destination Anywhere.

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Plum Tart

By Sandi

First a word about myself. I am not a fancy cook. I am a busy working lady, with a husband who likes to eat. His family owned the 'WhistleStop Cafe' for many years; so he is used to some good cooking. I have spent all my life traveling, and that adventure shows in my cooking. I was thrilled to be a part of the Pomodori e Vino... and now to be a part of Flavors!

This is my first post of the next 52 weeks ~ our ingredient this week is Plum. According to the Flavor Bible, plums are sweet and astringent. Flavors that are recommended will be capitalized in my recipe.

Keeping it true to me, the Southern cook that I am ~ I've come up with a recipe that is simple and yummy. Y'all will be wanting to try this quick dessert!

Plum Tart
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1/2 cup sliced ALMONDS
2 tablespoons SUGAR
2 cups thinly sliced Plums
1/4 cup ORANGE marmalade
1 Tbs crystalized GINGER
Preheat oven to 350° On a lightly floured work surface, roll out puff pastry to a 12-by-16-inch rectangle. In the center of the pastry spread the orange marmalade, minced ginger, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Slice the plums and arrange on the top. On the outer 1-inch, sprinkle with almonds. Bake until light golden, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Serve with a scoop of ICE CREAM and a drizzle of SOUTHERN COMFORT (if desired)

Y'all enjoy~

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Comments (4)

I have one of those as well: a husband who likes to eat. I also have a 19 year old son who is a nationally ranked swimmer who LOVES TO EAT and EATS A LOT!!! No doubt in my mind at all that they would love to eat this...nice choice.


Lady Marmalade, this looks sinfully delicious!! you hot southern belle!! Love the extra "fibre" in your choice of "spreadable fruit".

I believe I am swooning....

I loves ya Mz Sandi!!


OMG - it sounds fabulous!

Sandi-The tart looks delicious!

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