Yesterday, I had my 4-month* dental cleaning scheduled bright and early at 8 am. *Yes, I’m one of those people with horrible genetics who has to work really, really hard** to keep from looking like a snaggle toothed mess. **Basically, I do whatever the dentist tells me to do. Change my toothpaste? No problem! Buy … More Holiday Flavors
Cemeteries aren’t normally big tourist attractions*. You don’t arrive in a new area and think to yourself, “Gee, I sure hope they have a notable cemetery!” But I have now been to the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome two times which I think warrants my sharing about it here. *That is, unless you’re visiting Gettysburg or … More The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome
Most people will tell you Pisa is a day trip. It isn’t a place to park it for a few days. And, while they’re right, don’t assume that means Pisa is simply the Torre di Pisa, Tower of Pisa, and nothing else. I love everything about how they posed for this picture After our 3-hour … More Lean on Me
Welcome to Quattro per Venerdì, the Italian edition of Four for Friday. As mentioned in my last post, Jon and I just returned from Italy where we visited Joel and Mallory. Instead of giving you a post of all the things you might expect to see from a trip to Italy*, I thought I would … More Quattro per Venerdì!
Two days shy of a month, Hubby and I didn’t see each other but with one brief 24-hour period shoved at the center. For the last two and a half weeks, I have been visiting my brother, Joel, and his wife, Mallory, in Italy. I brought Jon. Yes. I’m sure I have dozens upon dozens … More 28 days
I never appreciated pie until a few years ago. Before then, I had a few mandatory bites of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, would grin and bear my way through a cold apple pie if it was the dessert of choice at a friend’s house, but never, ever, requested on my own the presence of pie … More Peace Pie
1. Signs Can we please have more signs like this to brighten up our lives? In addition to my collection of feet pictures, I think I need to start a folder titled, “Great Signs”. This one is top of the list right now. 2. Fuku I first had a Fuku chicken sandwich in this underground … More Four for Friday!
In Rome, Thursdays are known as ‘Giovedi Gnocchi’ thus dubbing Thursdays a day to prepare and enjoy gnocchi in the home. I like this idea of naming a day of the week for the meal to be had, while also leaving room for creativity to keep from the rut of eating the same meal again … More Mangia Mondays
My birthday has always marked the end of summer for me. Despite the first day of autumn occurring closer to September’s end than its beginning, the first day of September seems to demand its arrival. In the spirit of bidding summer an official farewell this week, I give you a photo series of my birthday … More Goodbye, Summer
1. Focaccia I had the best focaccia of my life when we were in Cape May. While I was searching for lunch spots during our drive down, I saw a picture of this on the Yelp page for Freda’s Café and was immediately sold. Focaccia is a beautiful thing alone, with its crisp bottom and … More Four for Friday!