Social media

Social Media Whether you prefer Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Snapchat or another, social or messaging media has become a new easy way of communicating and keeping in touch with others. As I’m well into my fourth year living in Italy, I’ve become more reliant on social media to keep in touch with my family and […]

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Lamborghini for the Italian police

Lamborghini for the Italian police Yes, Lamborghini driven by the Italian police. For many years, Lamborghini and the Italian police have launched a partnership. “We are very proud to continue our collaboration with the police and to be able to contribute to bringing the forces of law and order closer to the people,” Lamborghini’s chairman and […]

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Nespresso – George Clooney

Nespresso – George Clooney Nespresso, known for its coffee machines and capsules puts out fun commercials starring George Clooney.  Here’s a commercial released on October 16th, 2018 called “The Quest” with George Clooney andGame of Thrones” actress Natalie Dormer. . www.nespresso.com

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Pumpkin Risotto & Pumpkin Arancini

Pumpkin Risotto & Pumpkin Arancini Here are 2 great pumpkin dishes that are delicious ways to make use of your Halloween pumpkin.  Try pumpkin risotto and then with your leftovers, fry up some pumpkin arancini! Pumpkin Risotto INGREDIENTS: 1 x kilo pumpkin (cut into small cubes) 750-1k Arborio rice 250g Pancetta EVOO Fresh sage leaves […]

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Sformato di spinaci

 sformato di spinaci Here’s a great starter or side dish to compliment any meal. Ingredients 1 onion 500 grams of thawed spinach 6 slices of pan loaf 1 glass of milk 2 eggs 200 grams of stringy cheese 4 tablespoons of grated parmesan Breadcrumbs Salt Olive oil  Video courtesy of casano8a

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Tomato Galette

Tomato Galette This galette can be made with any type of tomato so don’t limit this recipe to just heirloom tomatoes. Heirloom Tomato Galette Serves 6 1 pie crust 3-4 large heirloom tomatoes, varying colors, sliced thick 1 C. ricotta cheese 10-12 sprigs of fresh thyme 1/2 onion, sliced 1 tsp. olive oil salt and pepper […]

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Vet Emergency in Pienza

Vet Emergency in Pienza For those who follow my page probably know I have a beagle named Baci who I brought to Italy from NY when I moved here.  She has been my one constant thing which helped me make the transition from NY to Florence.  Italy is so pet friendly so I try to […]

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Mussels Gratin

Mussels Gratin If you like mussels you will love mussels gratin.  Here’s a simple recipe all will enjoy. Ingredients: mussels Extra virgin olive oil capers Cherry tomatoes parsley breadcrumbs anchovies black pepper garlic  Video from youtube courtesy of Italian Food

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Italian Lentil Soup

Italian Lentil Soup Italian Lentil soup is a great dish at any time but during New Year’s celebration, lentils or lenticchie in Italian are served.  Lentils are thought to bring good luck and prosperity so it is an Italian custom to eat lentils at New Year’s. Here’s a lentil soup with sausage recipe that is […]

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Summer Pasta Recipes

Summer Pasta Recipes Here are 4 quick and easy summer pasta recipes.   These recipes are light and perfect for a summer night.  Enjoy!  Video from youtube courtesy of Vincenzo’s Plate “Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.” –Anna Akhmatova  

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