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Marsala Memories: Sicilian Caponata

Marsala Memories: Sicilian Caponata

Last summer, Pete and I were in Marsala, Sicily to attend the beautiful wedding of our friends, Matteo and Giovanna. We were very excited to share our friends’ special day. As an added bonus, we had an “excuse” to go to Marsala, a town that […]

Slow Cooker Sunday Sauce

Slow Cooker Sunday Sauce

Why is it that Sundays are always so busy? Is it because all of a sudden we realize that this is our last free day to do stuff before Monday rears its ugly head? I’m not sure. For some reason, Sundays are filled with doing chores. […]

It’s All About the Olives!

It’s All About the Olives!

If I seem a little tired this week, it’s because I spent most of last week climbing trees. Almost 100 trees to be exact. Was I having a childhood flashback? Nope. I was climbing olive trees. As I’ve mentioned before, in Italy, olive oil is special. […]

Le Celle Hermitage, Cortona, Italy

Le Celle Hermitage, Cortona, Italy

When you mention Italy and specifically Tuscany, most people will say: “Oh, under the Tuscan Sun”. While everyone may not have read the famous book by Frances Mayes (or seen the extremely loosely-adapted movie starring Diane Lane), they know the title. Most also know that […]

Roasted Tomato Rigatoni

Roasted Tomato Rigatoni

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s tomato season! Yes, the time of year when tomatoes actually taste like tomatoes! (Says the slightly tomato-obsessed woman.) I’m not the only one who loves tomatoes. My friend, and Travel*Food*Cool reader (thank you), Heather, recently sent […]

Escape to Elba

Escape to Elba

Able was I, ere I saw Elba. This saying might be the most famous palindrome of all time and yes, when I think of Elba, the island off the coast of Tuscany, this always pops into my mind. I’ve wanted to go to Elba for a […]

Fig Jam Two Ways

Fig Jam Two Ways

Figs! Figs! Figs! I have figs bursting off the trees in Italy. I’m very excited as this is my first really good fig harvest (if I can use such a word). I love figs. There’s something very luscious about them. They really are a decadent […]