Tag Archives: Italy

Learning to breathe again

When life seems to be…dare I say…easy for the first time in about 8 years, it’s hard to know how to react. The absence of anxiety, toxic stress or sadness that have been either consistent or reoccurring themes in my … Continue reading

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Taking the Leap

For the last few weeks, I’ve been meaning to post several new entries but, seeing as I’m going through what is the most stressful/emotional change in my life so far, I’m cutting myself some slack. Yes, moving here almost 6 … Continue reading

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Ricette Italiane: Silvana’s Ragu

I’ve decided, it’s finally time to share my ragu recipe. For one, it’s getting cooler, fall is here and there’s nothing better than the smell of this stuff simmering away on the stove-top on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Secondly, it’s … Continue reading

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Naples, Approved

I apologize this post is so late, but the way things have been going, I’m thankful I have a moment even now to write about our successful trip to Naples. As you may have read, the sole reason for this … Continue reading

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What I’ve learned from Italy: Eating Local

One of the things I  admire most about Italians is how connected they are to their land. It’s a benefit of living in the same area for thousands of years. They’ve become intimately familiar with of the flora and fauna of … Continue reading

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What I love about Italy: wild mushroom hunting

Just around the beginning of September (or more specifically, after the first soaking rain at the end of the summer) there’s a tangible excitement in the air. Old men poke their heads out to observe the sky and note the … Continue reading

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What I love about Tuscany: Schiacciata

Every week, my father-in-law makes a trip to his hometown of Signa (about a 15 minute drive) to make the rounds and say hello to old friends. I don’t remember the first time, when he brought back the so-fresh-it’s-still-warm bread … Continue reading

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