Author: Phyllis

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Vintners Brunch 2016

Another year has flown by and once again we’re off to the 28th Annual Vintners Brunch, thinking this is probably the 12th time we’ve attended this wrap up event of the Vancouver International Wine Festival. It looks like a sold-out

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Rome Reflections

When you visit a city fairly often, you notice things that may not have leapt off the page before. So… I have a question or two for you. It’s not that I don’t love a great steak or burger. We’ve

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The Sweet Side of Rome

They’re everywhere! Gawd knows how we could have ignored the many and I do mean many, Pasticceria’s in Rome! Maybe we just kept telling ourselves “we don’t normally eat a lot of sweets” or something.” Ha! We finally succumbed on

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Oracibo’s New Look

We’ve just completed a re-vamp of the Oracibo website!  It’s been very exciting coming up with new ideas that make it more beautiful, and easier to navigate!  Hope you like the changes…we do! If you have subscribed to the website

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The Rome Food Diary, 2015 – Part 4

La Carbonara 1906 – Via Panisperna, 214 Once upon a time, in 2010, during our very first visit to Rome we were out and about in Monti, we decided to go for lunch…after the usual getting lost bit, we somehow

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The Rome Food Diary, 2015 – Part 3

Flavio Velavevodoto ai Quiriti – Piazza dei Quiriti, 4/5 – click here for the link. There are two “Temples of Roman Cuisine” (according to their website), one in Prati and one in the neighbourhood of Testaccio. The “room” was comfy,

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The Rome Food Diary, 2015 – Part 2

Pane & Vino – Via Ostilia, 8 – no website available. And then there are the days when all you want for lunch is a panino! So off to Pane and Vino to sample what are supposedly the best panini

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The Rome Food Diary, 2015 – Part 1

Enoteca Cul de Sac – Piazza Pasquino, 73 – they don’t have a website. Not far from Piazza Navona and chosen from my list of Enoteche recommendations; glad we did! Cul de Sac has a very good wine selection so besides

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Happy New Year!

We had our first “snowfall” of 2016 early this morning…bit of a pathetic showing but it was indeed, white! Here it is the 4th of January already and here’s me sending out belated Happy New Years wishes to all of

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Tramezzini

When is a sandwich not a sandwich! When it’s a tramezzino! And when I told a friend I was writing a post about them she exclaimed “WHY THEY’RE JUST HORRIBLE SANDWICHES?” Not so fast… In case you’re wondering…I have a

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