Scary Monsters (Bomarzo Monster Park)

I have to admit to a little false advertising here. While the park in Bomarzo is often referred to as the Bomarzo Monster Park, as well as Parco dei Mostri (Park of Monsters) and the Bosco Sacro (Sacred Woods), there is nothing scary about it. In fact, it is absolutely lovely and a great “off… Continue reading Scary Monsters (Bomarzo Monster Park)

Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

  Pete loves cycling. He had finished a 115 km bike ride. It was day one completed of the two-day (230 km) Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer. Besides being tired, he was in the mood for some carbo-loading pasta for dinner. Since it had been what felt like ages since I was last in Italy, I… Continue reading Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

Butter Me Up Chicken

The other day at work, we were (surprisingly, haha) talking about food. Tracy mentioned that she was having people over for dinner and that she was planning to order Indian food. I suggested that she make some of the items herself, then mentioned that Butter Chicken, which is usually a fan favourite, is as simple… Continue reading Butter Me Up Chicken

Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower

I love cauliflower. Even though people have been eating it since 6 BC, it seems like all of a sudden it has become super popular this year. I don’t know if it’s because people started to eat it as a gluten-free option (cauliflower can be used for gluten-free pizza), or if everyone just realized “hey, cauliflower… Continue reading Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower

The Dying City

  I don’t know who first called Civita di Bagnoregio “The Dying City“, but that name certainly grabs your attention. I know that when I first heard about it, I certainly took notice. For about one year I’ve been sending notes to Pete saying “Hey, check this out, we have to go here”. We finally… Continue reading The Dying City

Dinner That Makes You Sing (Trattoria Antica Boheme, Rome)

Opera season in Toronto starts this month. My sister, Deinah, and I have Canadian Opera Company season tickets. We have gone for the last few years and enjoy the music, the singing and a night out together. The first opera I ever saw was in Rome. I saw a production of Il Trovatore! The Verdi… Continue reading Dinner That Makes You Sing (Trattoria Antica Boheme, Rome)

Thanksgiving Thai Turkey Soup

Thanksgiving is a great time for family and friends to get together. There is usually plenty of food which usually results in lots of leftovers, and especially turkey leftovers! Now, while I love turkey sandwiches, there are only so many of them that I can eat. On top of that, after all of that Thanksgiving… Continue reading Thanksgiving Thai Turkey Soup