Tag Archives: Italy

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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How Do I Always Find Time for An Italian Dinner?….

Is it that Italian food just calls out my name as I walk by?….Or do you think it’s an addiction? I don’t know, but either way here I am again….tasty food, good wine, and an outdoor table with perfect weather. … Continue reading

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Thanks To All 203 Of Our Blog Followers!

You know how excited you felt when you ____________? (Please fill in the blank here.) That’s EXACTLY how we both feel today. You see, blog friends, the 203rd follower signed up for our little blog this week. How cool is … Continue reading

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A Cheese Wheel Cracking Record – With Samples!

On Saturday, March 9th, we attended the annual Parmageddon at our local Whole Foods. Talk about fun! Each year, the employees of the cheese department gather at each of the Whole Foods locations in the US, Canada, and the UK, and at exactly the … Continue reading

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