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Recipes from La Rogaia: Risotto alle rape rosse - Beetroot-Risotto

For today's Valentine's Day, Amira has cooked a risotto in the color of love - with beetroot and red onions from the garden and with red wine.

Decorated with a heart of cheese sauce, this dish shows that the way to the heart is through the stomach ...

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Pera cotta

Recipes from La Rogaia: Pere cotte - Baked pears in red wine

Even after Christmas, baked apples with cinnamon and raisins taste wonderful, for example on cold winter evenings in front of the fireplace.

Today we have an Umbrian variant with pears for you, of course another recipe from Mamma Ornella, prepared and photographed by Amira.

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Anna & Luigi. Foto: Michele Benigni

Longing for togetherness

Experiencing beautiful things together with others has become difficult for all of us in times of Corona - also and especially for tango dancers.

It only made us more aware of what is important to us about dancing tango.

Here are our thoughts on this:

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Happy New Year and a Big Thank You

  Umbria

A piece of blue sky and even a few rays of sun - finally.

At th end of a difficult year we want to do mainly one thing:
We want to say Thank you!

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Panna Cotta with rose syrup

La Rogaia Recipes: Panna Cotta with Flower Syrup

The rose garden of La Rogaia opens again!

From mid-June we can welcome guests. To celebrate the end of the "Decameron", Amira has prepared a panna cotta with syrup made from roses and lilac flowers from our garden.

See you again at Villa La Rogaia!

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Sleeping Beauty Rogaia

When we came to La Rogaia more than twenty years ago, part of the garden was overgrown with blackberry bushes. And indeed, in the Umbrian dialect "le roghe" means: thorny brush ...

We then set about planting a garden and the name "ROGAIA" stood for us as an abbreviation for "ROse GArden In Advance"

The roses have grown and they bloom more beautifully every year - this year too. And our two daughters these days sometimes feel like living in a remote enchanted castle.

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Recipes from the "Decameron": "Stuck in paradise" and an Orange-Fennel-Carpaccio

Our garden is particularly beautiful these days.

Aurora - the "dawn" - and Amira - the "princess" - enjoy it to the fullest.
It is - like the garden of the Villa from the Decameron - a little paradise.

But sometimes they feel a bit “stuck in paradise”.
Aurora tells you about it.

And Amira presents you a new recipe:
A carpaccio with oranges and fennel - as colorful and fresh as spring!

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“La Zappa” or: Tango is back to the "Decameron"

For 20 years these were the first Easter holidays in La Rogaia without Tango guests and without Milongas with our Tango friends from Perugia!

As Wolfgang is a passionate tango dancer, that really made his heart bleed.

But then he found a way to "dance" nevertheless:

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Recipes from the "Decameron": Pasta with Leek and Walnuts

Easter is just around the corner, but this time without the traditional feast with family, friends and guests of our agriturismo.
But there is a delicious and very simple pasta recipe from Amira`s vegetarian cuisine, of course inspired by Mamma Ornella.
These are the little joys that will keep us going for the next few weeks of curfew - in Italy until May 3rd!

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Happy return to "Decameron"

After an absence of several weeks, Wolfgang, the master of the house, has returned to La Rogaia. He got "stuck" in Germany but finally he could come home.

As of now he is not allowed to have any contact with the ladies of the house as he is in "quarantine". He lives isolated in one of our holiday apartments until April 13, 2020. But nevertheless our joy is overwhelming. We can wave and talk to each other from terrace to terrace.

Immediately after his arrival, Wolfgang planted an olive tree as a sign of hope!

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