Recipes “a occhio”

My real taste of Italy began in America with a gentle coaxing into Nonna's kitchen the day after I married Michael. Michael, her grandson, had a special place in her heart so teaching me to cook Italian was now a priority.  One of the many lessons on the art of "cucina alla casalinga", home style … Continue reading Recipes “a occhio”

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Try a Little Benessere

    Things have been a little tense the last few weeks on the global scene. Conflicts and polarizing issues are beginning to rob and replace our efforts to find contentment and joy in our communities and families. Our lifestyle is becoming dulled and we're becoming less satisfied with our achievements and the measure of … Continue reading Try a Little Benessere

Assisi Embroidery – Stitches Like Woodcuts

Umbria has been called the land of mysticism where the lives of saints like Francis and Clare of Assisi combine with vestiges of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance history to create a woven pattern in art that is unique. The earliest examples of Assisi Embroidery, also known as Punto Assisi or Ricami d’Assisi, date from the 13th century. … Continue reading Assisi Embroidery – Stitches Like Woodcuts

Truffle Times

Some have described the aroma and flavor of the Italian truffle as rich and intense with a taste of honey and garlic reminiscent of the earthy woods in which it is found. Others have described them as a misshapen knot with an aroma best left in the leafy understory of the woods. Each to his own but I would suggest that you give … Continue reading Truffle Times