Category Archives: Italy Memories

Tips and treasures from our travels.

Let’s FINALLY Make that Minestra di Farro Today

So..help me remember……exactly where were we on making our Minestra di Farro? Last time, seems like we got all the way through soaking and cooking our borlotti beans on this post. Today, let’s get to making that soup, shall we? … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside….Not Just A Line From A Song…..

Yep, we were hit with freezing rain, bent-over trees, and icky ice on the roads last week. Then yesterday morning with snow and freezing temps. Luckily, it melted quickly (high around 40 degrees) and we are off the hook until this afternoon and tonight, when … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Baccala Soup – The Real Deal!

Our Friends, Michael and Josephine, are kind enough to share a family recipe with us today in a special “Italian Guest Post”. Dating back to Josephine’s great-grandmother, this one is a keeper! Can’t you just smell it simmering on your stove … Continue reading

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Does Your Hardware Store Have A Tree Like This?…….

This time of year, the store windows seem to be decorated to entice us to wander in, explore, and make a purchase for those we love (and ourselves, of course!) BUT: only in Italy would the local hardware store in Lucca … Continue reading

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A gorgeous place to stay in Florence

Hubby and I had the opportunity to catch up with Debra, our blog friend from” Bagni di Lucca and Beyond”, while she was in Florence for a day trip. (I think some shopping was involved…!) Debra was able to visit … Continue reading

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Today Marks A Momentus Occasion

First, let me shout out a huge “thank you” to all of our friends out there in the blog-o-sphere for your support, comments, and shared fun over the last two plus years of writing Our Kitchen Inventions. Through the process of giving … Continue reading

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Pace Ristorante in Milan, Italy

Whenever our friend, Giovanni, suggests a restaurant in his home town, we are like little kids in a candy store – only this candy store has grown up treats! Recently we were on “Spring Break” in Milan, Italy, and got … Continue reading

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How Sweet It Is!

Yes, It’s been a long time few days months since anything has appeared here…so I thought it would be totally appropriate to start you off with a taste of Italy. How about a taste of affogato di crema alla nutella, … Continue reading

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A Special Dinner In Rome, Italy

The final two nights of our vacation in Italy last November were spent in Rome. We were on a mission: to find the quaint little restaurant that we had visited during our first trip to Rome many years ago. Luckily, find it, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Sunsets in Italy

Here in Atlanta, it has been rather cool, overcast, rainy, and dreary lately. Then, this week, sunshine and warm. Next week, below freezing yet again. Ahh…surely that means Spring is just around the corner, right? Before you know it, we’ll … Continue reading

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