We are on the right path COVID-19 is still wreaking havoc all over the world. My oldest son, Filippo, was supposed to arrive from LA today, but when he went to take his Covid test to fly, he came up positive. I am so disappointed and understand that is the risk of traveling these days, … Continue reading Whimsy in the woods and clearing away the blues
Thanksgiving 2019 Thanksgiving came to our house a bit late this year. It’s not something we celebrate in Italy but being American it is a holiday I traditionally love and usually manage to spend with my expat friends right after finishing what is always the last tour of my season, often a week in Rome. … Continue reading Thanksgiving Reflections
Time seems to be going by so quickly these days. I feel like I wake up, crawl out of bed, and then it's time to call it a day and crawl back in again. It's a good thing I like my bed! My baby, Emanuele, has been asking me for ages to make pizza, and … Continue reading Pizza Pizza!
After a month of nonstop tours, I am at home again. I have one week and one precious weekend to love up my family and try to get the house in order. Loving up my family is at the top of that list as my house is passable. Mauro does a good job of getting … Continue reading Big Benches
Whenever I happen to be in the Umbrian town of Assisi on a glorious sunny day such as this I treat myself to one of the best panini in town. Made with love by Fabrizio at La Bottega Dei Sapori. He always uses fresh local ingredients and I know I can't go wrong. The hard … Continue reading The Perfect Panino
I once made the mistake of saying Mozzerella di bufalo rather than bufala and was teased that male water buffaloes don't make milk! The teasing was playful and part of the language learning curve but I haven't made that mistake again. Today was all about mozzarella di bufala, tangy and moist it almost squeaks between your … Continue reading Mozzerella di Bufala
My friend Sarah Murdoch has been nagging me for a very long time to start this blog and has set it up so I have no reason not to. I have lived in Italy for a long time and am looking forward to sharing stories and recipes here. Today I am celebrating the simple things in … Continue reading Andiamo…Let’s go…