Tag: Travel

Blog Post Photo of Doorway Arch, Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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Our Never Ending Italian Learning Curve!

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 to strike will be?

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Blog Post Photo, Phyllis, Red Wine Toast, La Carbonara, Monti, Rome, Italy
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Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks

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

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Blog Post Photo, Thanksgiving in Umbria, Wood Burning Oven
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A Canadian Thanksgiving

2008 was our first Thanksgiving away from home!   We had travelled to Italy with two friends and our plan was to celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking dinner in the “villa” near Lago Trasimeno in Umbria. My husband and I had 

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Blog Post Photo, Sharon's Guest Post
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Have Spice Kit Will Travel

A “guest article” for Oracibo…..me? I sent an email to Phyllis extolling the wonders of the Internet for finding recipes and she suggested I write an article so here goes. Do you travel? My husband and I spent a couple

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Blog Post Photo, The Churchill Arms, Kensington High Street, London
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An English Pub Lunch?

We were visiting London for a week in 2010 and other than being at Heathrow on previous trips, it was my very first time in England. Me…the English history nut! So, what’s one of the first things we want to

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Blog Post Photo. Recommending Victoria De Maio's Book on Travel Tips.
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Are You Travelling To Italy?

This is my very first book review and I have a great reason for that! I have a high regard for Victoria De Maio’s travel knowledge and she has written her first book, “Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style” which I

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Blog Photo Post, Showing The Last Touch, Gourmet Magazine Cover
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Gone But Not Forgotten!

As I write this I am looking at my pristine final issue of “Gourmet” the Magazine of Good Living from November 2009. And per usual, a crispy, brown roast turkey is on the front cover in time for American Thanksgiving tables. If

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Blog Post Photo Dario Cecchini & Phyllis, Panzano, Italy
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Butcher Love

A good friend recently pointed out to me that I always seem to make friends with butchers when we travel! Well…I hadn’t really thought about it but then again, I guess it’s true and considering we cook while on vacation,

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