Search

Lolida's Carnevale

I rarely write about desserts, let alone post recipes, because 1- I don't really like to make desserts (too much precision required), and...

Research: Torta al Testo

Will the real Torta al Testo please step foward? Umbrians are by definition, traditionalists. So I was floored the other day when, dining...

The Secret Garden of Umbria

I have a secret place…. And this place has a secret garden…. I don’t remember how I found it…. I think I was driving around with...

Sotto Sopra

In English we say that we are “putting up” when we talk about preserving fruits & vegetables, but in Italy, many things are “put under,”...

Sagra-landia

It’s that time of year again, when small towns in Umbria (and the rest of Italy) literally explode with festivals. Some are music...

Ciao Thyme Culinary Intensive: Umbria

Spring has just sprung... but we are already thinking about Autumn! Ciao Thyme of Bellingham, WA, in collaboration with me at...

Il Piatto di Sant'Antonio

This weekend I participated in one of my new favorite annual events: Il Piatto di Sant'Antonio or Dish of St. Anthony. From what I...

Menu di Pasqua a Casa Nostra

Menu for Easter at our house- the Easter meal is usually centered around a baby lamb - we had a whole baby goat from a cheesemaker in...

It's Official...

After over 3 years of living in Italy, I am officially an official resident! Why did it take so long??? Well my permesso di soggiorno...

A Simple Thanksgiving for 50

Choosing which holiday to spend in which country can be difficult, but after 3 years, I've got it down: Christmas: USA - Umbria is so...

La Nostra Vacanza

Our Vacation through Abruzzo, Puglia, and Basilicata: 12 days / giorni c. 2000 kilometers 1 itinerary / programma 300+ photos/foto 2...

Becoming Cannarese...

Cannara: "Welcome to the land where the nature smiles at you and the traditions have a heart." What one needs to live in Cannara: a love...

Vinitaly 2009

Sunday and Monday I was in Verona for my third annual VinItaly trip. By chance I spent almost the entire day Sunday this year tasting...

...but will there be a Turkey??

ahhhh...the burning question these days..... I am planning to have a 4th of July party at Basilikó this year just for fun, and because...

2 Sundays...2 Big Dinners... 2 Much Wine

Two weeks ago I made my way up to Verona for the annual VinItaly fair to do some wine tasting for the restaurant. Last year I went for 3...

Le Terme di Viterbo

What to do when winter's got you down, you feel overworked, and summer is just too far away... (though I've heard they've already started...

The Year in Review

One year and 2 days ago, I arrived in Italy and turned a new page in my life - looking back, its been quite a year! In 2007 I .......

1
2