Monthly Archives: June 2011

Books I’m Reading: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiur Children

It’s summertime and I am in the mood for quick engaging stories I can enjoy while sitting in the sunshine with nice cold drink. Mental Floss blogger, Ransom Riggs’s first book Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is just that. … Continue reading

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What Italians Drink: Limoncello (or Lemoncillo)

Has anyone else seen the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”?  I have.  About 20 times. It is the movie I watched the day I was offered a job in Italy. (Note: The next day I watched National Lampoons European Vacation, … Continue reading

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Books I’m Reading: Bossypants

If I could have one of those fantasy lunches where you invite anyone you want and they have to show up, Tina Fey would totally be there.  She is genius. I have been mildly obsessed with her since I started … Continue reading

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What Italians Drink: Sangue di Giuda

After two years, I finally found a bottle of one of my favorite Italian wines: Sangue di Giuda! I first drank this sweet red at a little gelato shop about a week after I moved here.  Each time I went … Continue reading

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Rosemary Tea

The other night, my mother and I were having a conversation about tea when she mentioned the health benefits of Rosemary Tea. Apparently Rosemary Tea is good for congestion, indigestion, poor circulation and many other common ailments. As a great … Continue reading

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Summer Doesn’t Have to Suck

For as long as I can remember I have hated the summer. The unrelenting sun gives me headaches. The heat scorches the earth until everything is brown and dry. Mosquitos seem to be addicted to the taste of my blood. … Continue reading

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What Italians Drink: Sciacchetra

When I was in Cinque Terre I picked up a bottle of their local wine, Sciacchetra (pronounced Sha-Keh-Trah) to bring home. Sciacchetra is a dessert wine made from Bosco grapes that are allowed to dry in the sun until they … Continue reading

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