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April 23, 2012
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On Italian Time

Patience. I need to learn to be more patient. Actual phone conversation on Saturday moments after my plane touched down in Pisa. “Signora, sono Janie. (it’s Janie)” Followed by silence, utter silence. Again I said “sono Janie, con l’apartamento (with the apartment), Via Guinigi”. I begin to think there might be a problem with my […]

February 3, 2012
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Meet Your Tea Expert

I want to introduce you to me good friend L. and the cookbook that she recently published. Her lovely book “Tea With Betty” is chock full of recipes to serve at “teas” in addition to having all the info you’ll need to make a great pot of tea. You need not throw a tea party […]

September 1, 2011
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Let’s Get Cooking!

Do you live in the San Diego or southern Orange County? Are you tired of cooking the same old things? Do you have trouble getting dinner on the table? Don’t even tell me you’re eating take out night after night! Let me help you out. If you’ve stopped by here more than a few times, […]

May 6, 2011
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Welcome To The Neighborhood

My group arrives tomorrow. The weather is unbelievable and what a joy to be out and about without stepping in puddles and constantly being on the lookout for someone’s umbrella coming your way. That was last year-this is now and it’s perfect. I have been savoring every moment walking around the neighborhood where we’ll be […]

January 12, 2011
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Arezzo Bound?

When I first began researching Italian language schools some years back, I had no intention of attending a class in Tuscany. I imagined myself in some other part of the country, somewhere less traveled, less touristy, somewhere I would hear Italians speaking Italian and not English. Little did I know that I could have that […]

February 26, 2010
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Gratitude Friday: Hope

This will not be a long post. I just want to say that when things are looking rather dismal and there’s nothing to hold on to, you have to look ahead and hope for the best. Isn’t there a saying “the best is yet to come”? Hope. It doesn’t cost a dime, but it’s invaluable. […]

October 7, 2009
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Second Anniversary?!

It’s hard to believe that I am celebrating my second blogiversary. It seems like so much has happened in that time. First off, I must thank J. for pushing me to start a blog. It probably took me six to eight months of hemming and hawing before I actually sat down and attempted to create […]

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