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August 26, 2008
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The Joy Of Blogging

Since the “big” weekend of people looking at my blog, I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging. Two years ago I probably hadn’t even read a blog. I think the first time I ever heard of them was when my husband handed me the Wall Street Journal with an article about popular blogs. He pointed […]

August 24, 2008
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Who Is Looking At My Blog?

I’d like to be able to say that my blog is wildly popular with thousands of people checking it out daily. Truth be told I do have a small following and I believe that most of you are not friends and family, but people who enjoy blogs and probably love Italy and food too. My […]

July 28, 2008
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Italy-Only You

I’ve been thinking about my obsession for Italy. When did it start? I suppose it was always simmering right there under the surface, waiting to appear. As long as I can remember, Italian food has been my food of choice. How could it be anything else? I grew up eating homemade pasta and freshly baked […]

March 22, 2008
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Things That Confuse Me

Okay-now I know we’re really spoiled by having everything so easy in the US! I’ve been abroad on vacation before and have noticed many differences, but hey, when on vacation, anything goes! When it’s day to day living you begin to realize the many things that you take for granted at home. I know I’ve […]

March 19, 2008
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La Scuola (The School)

After a very restless night (noisy upstairs neighbors) I head out to the school, take another test (more advanced grammar than I’ve had), gave a little speech and settle into a small class (4 of us) with a wonderful instructor. A few hours of grammar (all review for me but I need it) and then […]

March 19, 2008
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Trying Times

Hot water or lack thereof. So I decide to shower (Sunday) and there’s no hot water. I try pushing various buttons on what I think is the hot water heater and nothing helps. After much consternation and advice from J. I decide to boil water and guess what-no gas on the stove. Help! I call […]

March 19, 2008
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Sono Arrivata (I’ve Arrived)

Yes, I’m here in la bell’Italia and to be honest it’s almost surreal. I met my driver Simone, at the Florence airport on Saturday afternoon after an uneventful flight and he was friendly and full of info. As we drove through the outskirts of the centro storico, I turned my head just in time to […]

February 18, 2008
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Winter In New York

Cold and grey-just like I remember it. It looks like snow and I couldn’t be happier! Now, if you are living in a cold climate, not just visiting like I am, you probably think that I’m nuts. I live in the land of endless (well, almost) sunshine and it’s a treat for me to experience […]

November 16, 2007
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Why Panini Girl?

I love sandwiches! When I was growing up I used to tell my mother that I wanted to make sandwiches for a living. She would look at me like I was crazy and now I realize that she was secretly praying that by the time that I grew up I would have a new dream. […]

November 12, 2007
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I Love November?

I’m new to blogging and only started in October and I guess it was good I had a few posts under my belt when I heard about NaBloPoMo-National Blog Posting Month. I haven’t officially signed up, but I am making every effort to post every day in November. It’s been a challenge but it’s actually […]