Ciao Bloggisti, I’m suffering from a bit of Sicily withdrawal. Please bear with me. Thanks to a birthday present from my parents (thank Mom and Dad!), I returned to Sicily for a long weekend. There was an airline strike and my flight departed over two hours late. The weather was horrible. I rented a car … Continue reading A Belated Birthday Trip to Sicily
I saw on Instagram that Nathan Turner was shooting an online series for The Design Network. What a fun idea. Nathan is a very talented interior designer but he’s also known for being quite the host. For this series, he has invited several of his design friends to cook a little something, something in the … Continue reading Snack Chat – A Summer Treat with Nathan Turner
Wait a minute. How is it Christmas Eve already?! It’s a miracle that I’m still alive to write this short post. The farmer market was madness this morning. I was there at 7:45 a.m. and the nonne were out in force. One nonna and I almost got into fisticuffs over tortellini. The past few weeks … Continue reading Buone Feste!
The song UMBRELLA is playing on a loop in my head. Finally, we had a sunny day in Rome today. I try not to complain too much on Twitter given what my friends who live on the East Coast in the States are dealing with. I love snow but it’s easy to say that when … Continue reading Life in Rome – A Taste (just a taste) of Spring
I cannot believe it’s Christmas 2014 already. Where did this year go? In a sea filled with awful news (I really need to ease up on how much I watch and read everyday), it’s good to be reminded of joyous things. Last Friday my friend, Gina, invited me to meet her, Rachel, and Elizabeth at … Continue reading Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
I kept bumping into Erica and her parents at the market. We do have great markets in Rome but the market in Ortigia is on another level. I think it’s because the food doesn’t have far to travel. The freshness and variety is unreal. I’m still going on and on to Erica about the peaches … Continue reading Seven Days of Sicily – Day 4 – Ortigia’s Farmers Market
You can see and taste the Greek, Spanish, and North African influences in Sicilian cuisine. The rich agricultural diversity of the island (the interior landscape is completely different from the coast) has also played a role in making this cuisine so unique (and delicious). A separate post will be written about the Ortigia Farmers Market. … Continue reading Seven Days of Sicily – Day 2 – Food and Wine