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My obsessions-Italy and Cooking

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January 23, 2017
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Italian Street Food

Earlier last year I had the opportunity to do some recipe testing for Paola from one of my favorite blogs-Italy On My Mind. I had success with both of the recipes I tested and looked forward to the publication of her book. I was enamored with the lemon ricotta gelato and the ease of putting […]

December 24, 2016
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Buon Natale

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 […]

November 11, 2016
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Happy Veteran’s Day

  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?

October 27, 2016
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Carabaccia-Florentine Onion Soup

  Do you know Emiko Davies? If not, let me introduce you. Emiko is an Australian (actually half Japanese, half Australian) who made Italy her home. Having lived there for many years and married to an Italian, this passionate cook has a blog that chronicles her love for the food of Tuscany, specifically that of […]

October 1, 2016
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Torta Caprese

    I am a chocoholic. There, I said it. I can’t let a day go by without a little bite or two. When planning dessert for dinner guests I’m inevitably drawn to something chocolate and this time was no exception. Even though I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting  Capri, I am well acquainted […]

September 18, 2016
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Growing Up With An Italian Grandma

When I was a kid I thought everyone had a grandmother who made pasta every Sunday and  had noodles drying on the bed in the spare room. I just assumed all my friends ate homemade ravioli. What did I know? I loved absolutely anything and everything my grandmother made. I really can’t think of one […]

August 26, 2016
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Schiacciata-Tuscan Focaccia

  Walk into any forno (a bakery for bread) in Tuscany and you will find schiacciata. This fluffy flat bread makes the perfect snack eaten out of hand and is also ideal for panini. The dough is dimpled by the baker’s fingers before baking and then drizzled with olive oil which collects in the little pockets. Schiacciata means […]