One evening I decided to go out and take a stroll around the borgo. We walked the same paths every day on or way to and from the bar or the pasticceria and I knew that I hadn’t seen nearly a quarter of the town. It started as a search for a restaurant that I […]
Take a look at this gorgeous town. I remember seeing photos similar to this when doing research on Calitri and there I was taking my own shot from down below the village. On our first full day there (which was a Sunday) we were looking for a place for lunch when the friendly woman from […]
One of the first things we did when we got to town was walk down and sit on a bench in town in front of this statue commemorating Calitri’s fallen soldiers (I think that’s what it’s dedicated to). Sitting there I glanced up the street toward the borgo and reveled in the knowledge that we were […]
It’s been a long time coming, but I can finally say that in just a few months we will be headed to Calitri. Since spending one night there 12 years ago I’ve been longing to return and really get to know the birthplace of my maternal grandparents. Both my grandfather and grandmother emigrated […]
I’ve never been to Lucca during the winter, but I’d like to make believe that I’m there right now sending this Christmas greeting out to you. Form the historic anfiteatro with its gorgeous tree lighting the piazza, to the view from the top of the Guinigi Tower (maybe next time I’ll make it all the […]
An old favorite-pecan pie from the Silver Palate. Pecan Pie 4 eggs 1 cup dark brown sugar 3/4 cup light corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup melted sweet butter (1/2 stick) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups shelled pecans, chopped 9″ unbaked pie crust 1-1/2 cups shelled pecan halves (or however many you need […]
Thank you to all the men and women who have sacrificed their time and their lives to keep us free. You will not be forgotten. My dad somewhere in Italy during WWII. I wonder where that little girl is today?