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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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Graduation Festivities

You know how some days just work out really well? We experienced one of those days at the International Academy of Italian Cuisine in Lucca, Italy. Lucky for us, we arrived at our cooking class to learn it was a … Continue reading

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“Tempting Tuscany” Thursday

Still travelling (for work) and wishing I was in Italy, in time for the wine harvest, and all of the great fall foods, the gathering of chestnuts, and of course, olive oil. Soon, we’ll be visiting Italy in November, and I so look … Continue reading

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Pappardelle al Ragu Bianco di Agnello (or Lamb, to you and me!)

With a tendency to get “caught up” in my daily life, it is always a bit of fun to reflect back to May, when I was fortunate enough to attend classes at the International Academy of Italian Cuisine in Lucca, … Continue reading

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Dinner For One

While in Italy attending Cooking Classes prior to my Hubby arriving later that week, I had the opportunity to relax over what I call “Dinner For One”. That is dinner ordered just for me – with no one else at my table … Continue reading

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Lovely Lucca – In The Rain

Even though the clouds were gathering overhead, I decided to be brave and make the 15 minute walk from the Lucca train station, instead of a seven minute taxi ride to my hotel, Alla Corte degli Angeli. The clouds had their own plan, … Continue reading

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Do you personally know your Olive Oil maker?…..

One of the most interesting adventures in Italy in November was the visit to Renzo Baldaccini’s olive oil “farm” – Villa Baldacinni – complete with miniature horses, Golden Retrievers, and his very own chapel on the property. With over 900 olive trees, some … Continue reading

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