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
This Thanksgiving I went to Sicily. It was my first trip to the main island and I stayed at the incredible Monaci delle Terre Nere. On my last day, I had this for lunch. When you have a dish with so few ingredients, they better be of the freshest and highest quality ingredients. There are … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Ziti Rigati Con Pomodori/Ziti Rigati With Tomatoes
Autumn starts on Sunday. You can feel it. The air is crisp in the morning and the days are getting shorter. I did not make it to Sperlonga or Santa Marinella once this summer. I need to get my Spaghetti Con Vongole on at the beach this weekend before it’s too late. Buon weekend! Gaeta, … Continue reading Buon Weekend – The Last Weekend Of Summer