Finding Balance | A discussion of old traditions and new realities

Finding Balance | A discussion of old traditions and new realities

Two days ago I posted a blog (read it here) about the new laws put in place by Monti to stimulate growth...

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Italian customs are hard to change.

Prime Minister Monti passed an unpressedented law that allows shopkeepers to stay open 24/7 including holidays.   Now I know that...

White Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti Recipe

White Chocolate Pumpkin Biscotti Recipe

Biscotti Recipe:  Week Two, White Chocolate Pumpkin This is yummy with a cup of tea too! Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups...

Italy in the News: Vernazza clean-up gets attention, Blue Mozzarella, volcano eruptions and more

Headlines from the week of January 1-7 (Save Vernazza) – Vernazza gained needed international attention this week.  Read the article from New York...

Vernazza gets a splash of color

Vernazza gets a splash of color

Vernazza is making more headlines with the following interview from CBC Radio that can been seen here. Local artists have...

Top Ten:  Items that I always pack when traveling to Italy

Top Ten: Items that I always pack when traveling to Italy

These are the items that I never leave home without (in addition to the obvious things…..like pants). 10.  Sun glasses. ...

Vernazza in the New York Times | Article about rebuild and clean-up progress

Vernazza in the New York Times | Article about rebuild and clean-up progress

Finally!  Vernazza is getting more attention with a well done and honest article in the New York Times. VERNAZZA, Italy —...

2011 in review

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at...

Peppermint Chip Chocolate Biscotti

Peppermint Chip Chocolate Biscotti

Biscotti Recipe:  Week One – Peppermint Chip Chocolate Biscotti For those of you that missed my previous post, my New...

Magic Bridge by Thomasina Burke | Book of the Month

Magic Bridge by Thomasina Burke | Book of the Month

January 2012 | Book of the Month Magic Bridge by Thomasina Burke. Thomasina Burke owes me two nights good sleep. That’s right...

Italy in the News: The Colosseum is falling, saving lives in church, bringing Mona Lisa home and more

Headlines from December 25-31 (ANSA) – Priests at the Pistoia Cathedral in Tuscany may soon be saving more than just souls as...

My ABC’s of Travel

My ABC’s of Travel

ABCs of Travel I found this on another blog and thought it would be fun to re-post with my own answers.  Feel...

Resolutions for 2012

Resolutions for 2012

I suppose it’s that time again.  Time to set goals and aspire to make more out of the upcoming year. ...

CBS Video | Vernazza Flood Update

Finally!!   Here is the CBS interview in Vernazza!! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu6WyZ2t_vM&feature=share]

Dreaming of Italy Christmas Give-Away WINNERS

Dreaming of Italy Christmas Give-Away WINNERS

Thank you to everyone who was a part of the give-away, I had fun reading your dreams!  I decided to...

Dreaming of Italy Christmas Give-Away

Dreaming of Italy Christmas Give-Away

That’s right!  If you can dream of Italy then you can be a part of my Italian Christmas Give-away.  Just tell...

Christmas Treats | Chocolate Dipped Butterscotch Biscotti

Christmas Treats | Chocolate Dipped Butterscotch Biscotti

Chocolate Dipped Butterscotch Biscotti It’s down to the wire, only five days until Christmas and I still need to come...

Vernazza | CBS Special to air today

***CBS to air Vernazza special Thurs Dec.  22*** I will post more when I find out the details!  The link...

Cinque Terre – Keep Vernazza in your Christmas Plans

Christmas for Vernazza This year the residents of Vernazza will be forced to celebrate their holidays away from their homes and their beloved...

Cinque Terre – Vernazza Flood Stories

Cinque Terre – Vernazza Flood Stories

Personal Accounts of the Flooding on October 25, Courtesy of Save Vernazza Help bring the residents of Vernazza home by donating to...

Italy in the News: Vernazza Updates, Mona Lisa’s skeleton, Austerity passes, Jovanotti death, bruschetta and more

Headlines from the week of Dec 12-19 (SaveVernazza) – Andrea Leonardini of Vernazza and Linda Mazzi of La Spezia wed...

Cinque Terre Update – Winter Storms Hit Vernazza

Cinque Terre Update – Winter Storms Hit Vernazza

After nearly two months of hard work both day and night, Vernazza has been cleared of mud and debris.  The villagers...

Zuppa di Zucca e Spinaci – Squash and Spinach Soup

Zuppa di Zucca e Spinaci – Squash and Spinach Soup

Zuppa di Zucca e Spinaci – Squash and Spinach Soup I found this delicious recipe from Mary Ann Esposito on...

Vernazza Update flood – mudslide before and after video

Video showing Vernazza before and after the flooding and mudslides. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnVRwdx_w0c&feature=player_embedded] Probably the best footage from the center of town...

Top Ten:  My Favorite Italian Themed Movies

Top Ten: My Favorite Italian Themed Movies

10.  Under the Tuscan Sun The reason this movie isn’t any higher on my list is that I get mad...

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