A Peek Into Beautiful Noto, Sicily. Photo Challenge

Coming back to my blog after such a long time has not been easy. I have so much that I would like to share that it’s difficult to prioritize. I am using this week photo challenge to share some pictures from this past summer’s trip to Sicily. On my trip I visited the South-East region …

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Easter Baking. Pizza co’ l’erba

Sharing MY Italy

easter bunniesSince Easter is only three days away, this post is probably overdue. Nevertheless, I am sure some of you out there are still looking for traditional Italian Easter recipes.

In the next three days I will share with you one recipe a day: the pizza co’ l’erba, the pizza piena and the pastiera. So, don’t forget to come back to my blog everyday!

Easter baking is not just about the food, it is also about rituals, traditions and timing.

My childhood memories of Pasqua (Easter) are really happy ones. During the weeks heading into this Holiday, my mom would take me shopping for a my new Easter Sunday dress. This was also the first new dress of Spring. With the dress, of course, came new shoes. . . that’s where all started!

It was also time for Spring cleaning, but I have to admit that I was never…

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Easter Baking Marathon . . . recipes and memories

Since Easter is only three days away, this post is probably overdue. Nevertheless, I am sure some of you out there are still looking for traditional Italian Easter recipes. In the next three days I will share with you one recipe a day: the pizza co’ l’erba, the pizza piena and the pastiera. So, don’t …

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Tuscan cookies. . . The Befanini

This past weekend, with the "ponte" della Befana (Epiphany long weekend), the Italian Christmas Holidays were officially over. But before I move on I want to share one last holiday recipe. Last Friday, January 6, in an effort to pay homage to the festivity of the Epiphany and to the Befana, I came across a recipe …

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My New Year’s Eve: Friends, Lentils, Cotechino, Tombola, and “Something” Red!

Festa di San Silvestro, named after Pope Sylvester I, is how in Italy we refer to New Year's Eve. Did you know that were the ancient Romans that in 153 B.C. moved the start of the year from the Spring equinox to January 1? In Italy, traditionally the Veglione di Capodanno (New Year's Party) lasts …

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