28 days

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

Peace Pie

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

Four for Friday!

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!

Mangia Mondays

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

Goodbye, Summer

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

Four for Friday!

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!

Grounds for Sculpture

I might be the type of girl who could have benefited from attending an all girls high school. Not because I was particularly boy crazy, but because once I had a boyfriend; I was done. Don’t get me wrong. I maintained an A average, stayed focused on the things I cared about (practicing violin three … More Grounds for Sculpture

Four for Friday!

1. Did you know postal workers practice delivering mail? We were driving home from breakfast and drove by a post office and saw this: Lance promptly turned the car around so we could fully behold and attempt to comprehend this sight. 2. Labor Day When I worked a real* job all the random days off … More Four for Friday!

The Cheeseboard

For the longest time, a ‘cheese course’ for me meant the classic spread of Ritz crackers, block cheese, and Hormel pepperoni slices eaten as a snack while awaiting real food. My first true cheeseboard experience happened in Vermont and our most recent trip there reminded me of the potential they have to serve as an entire … More The Cheeseboard