Buon anno everyone! Before next spring rolls around and before we head back to Italy, I better post this! I definitely think I need an eyebrow make-over! Everyone seems to have amazing, immaculately groomed ones, even some of the guys! It seems that one simply has to have amazing eyebrows! Wonder what the next fad … Continue reading Our Never Ending Italian Learning Curve!
I must admit that writing and posting on my blog has not been as productive over the last 6 months or so as I would have liked! For us 2017 has begun with a bang minus the fireworks! My knee replacement surgery, first scheduled for January 19th, then January 23rd has now been changed to … Continue reading Sea Change?
Over last weekend we were sitting by our little antique electric fireplace with its glowing glass “coals” reminiscing, sipping wine and reading the entries in my Rome journal from last October. We spent our Thanksgiving there wandering the Jewish Ghetto and having lunch at Da Giggetto. Quite honestly, we are missing being there so much. … Continue reading Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks
It’s now 2015 and I still am not experiencing any pain to speak of. In July it’s time for another visit to OASIS. The physio at OASIS showed me my X-Rays; then explained that my left knee on the inside is now bone-on-bone! She also was surprised that I was not experiencing any pain! She … Continue reading Me and My Knees, That Thing Called Arthritis – Part Two
This is the best version of Cacio e Pepe I have made so far, although in Rome, where the dish originates, we found that they used tonnarelli, a thick spaghetti, instead of regular spaghetti. I would recommend the Spaghetti alla Chitarra pasta made by either GiGi or La Molisana. I use it as a substitute for the tonnarelli which, I … Continue reading Cacio e Pepe
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 enjoyed fantastic steaks in Italy, grilled over a wood fire, the Italian way. Eating a … Continue reading Rome Reflections
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 thing for sandwiches…always have. I also have a passion for Donna Leon’s Venetian Detective Commissario … Continue reading Tramezzini
This time we spent 3 weeks in Rome…and yes to all of you who say “3 weeks”…really? Yes, really! We tried new places to eat that we heard about and returned to a couple of ones we enjoyed on our past two stays in Rome. We visited the Castelli Romani with a good friend, stopping for … Continue reading Roman Holiday 2015
On my wish list for our recent trip to Rome was to go to the Colosseum, have a walk about, go for an apertivo somewhere then walk back to the Colosseum to see it lit up at night! But…sometimes things aren’t meant to be! No lights for us! We were later told it’s not being … Continue reading The Full Monti
Having just returned from spending 3 weeks in Rome, you’d think I would be writing about the amazing things we saw and did. But not now! Our stay in Rome this trip was made very special by two new friendships made on Facebook. Gareth Jones introduced us to Josephine Wennenholm via Facebook and Wendy Holloway … Continue reading New Friends…aka Nuovi Amici