Tag Archives: Food

What’s up, Kansas City!!

I have a terrible habit of judging places I have never been, and deciding that they are not worth visiting.  So when I was told I would be going on a last minute trip to Kansas City, I was not … Continue reading

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A Long Winter

Most of my days this winter have been filled with long naps and tv marathons. It feels good to stay inside, away from the cold and the wind, but it doesn’t make for very exciting updates. A pair of fuzzy … Continue reading

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35 Before 35 List

As much as I hate to admit it, I am getting older.  Soon I will be in my mid-30’s (gasp!) and I am going to need some awesome memories to keep me grounded when I am going through my I’m-So-Old … Continue reading

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Copenhagen: Land of the Hot Dog (and protestors with slides)

Before I tell you about the hot dog and chocolate milk, I have to show you two super-awesome things I found in Copenhagen. First is this hat.  Yes, I bought this hat.  Yes, I wore this hat for the rest … Continue reading

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An America Thanksgiving in Italy (and then Sweden)

Happy late Thanksgiving Everyone!  This year I celebrated Thanksgiving twice.  We celebrated our traditional Thanksgiving a week early because a group of us are doing our yearly Christmas Market pilgrimage over Thanksgiving weekend.  The first Thanksgiving was the old-fashioned one with … Continue reading

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What Italians Drink: Cappuccino

While my first love of the beverage world is tea, I have a very special place in my heart for the glorious cappuccino. A cappuccino is very simple drink, its just equal parts espresso (called cafe in Italian), steamed milk, … Continue reading

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I am a Persimmon Convert!

I take back every bad thing I have ever said about Persimmons. When I first moved into my little house in the country I was overjoyed at the edible trees and plants in my front yard. I have a Bay … Continue reading

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Interesting Italian Food: Asparagus Risotto

Yesterday was one of those days I got to the office before the sun came up, and left as the sun was setting.  After banging away at my keyboard all day I needed something to get me excited about dinner, … Continue reading

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Wasps: Making a Mess All Over My Figs

My figs are getting ripe too fast, and the battalion of wasps that have invaded my yard are getting to them faster than me.  For every wonderful, delicious fig I am able to grab off my tree, the wasps have … Continue reading

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What Italians Drink: Grappa

For every great batch of wine made here in Italy there is a whole crap load of stuff leftover.  Stuff like grape skins, seeds, and stems.  Instead of throwing all the leftovers into a compost pile, industrious Italians turn them … Continue reading

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