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Everyone – dive into the pool!

PaestomDiver

See and download the full gallery on posterous Hmmm, trunks or no trunks?! It is summer and it is hot. And the heat reminds me of a day trip we took to Paestum, Italy. Paestum is south of Naples…actually south of Salerno in the Campania region of Italy—close to where the “laces of the boot start to meet the top …

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A boy named Sue ~

Amalfi from Hotel Aurora patio - Beyond the Pasta - Mark Leslie

See and download the full gallery on posterous You never have to go into the sun to turn red~ With the dog days of summer quickly approaching, the heat has me thinking about the beach and, with it being high travel season in Italy, I am sure Italy’s beaches are packed with the touring throngs. I spent five days in …

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This little piggy went to market~

  …and there will be no “wee, wee, weeing” all the way home! It is summer and, besides the HEAT, it can only mean one thing—farmers’s markets! Italy is famous for it’s farmers’s markets that, on any given Saturday, fill every piazza from Venice to Sicily.  When I lived in Viterbo, Italy, I only went to the Saturday morning market …

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Where’s the beef?

  See and download the full gallery on posterous Discovering the Italian sandwich~ Recently a friend e-mailed me asking for a “big, fat, greasy, wet, sloppy, Italian Beef Sandwich recipe.” Sadly, I had to tell him that the only place I have ever eaten something like that is in Chicago—and never in Italy. That isn’t to say that something like …

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This ain’t no rabbit food…

  See and download the full gallery on posterous and Mr. McGregor isn’t going to run me off~ For the longest time, I always wondered why Europeans had their salad course AFTER their main/meat course. In America, we eat our salad course first, almost as an appetizer. I am not sure why there is a cultural difference, but it has …

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“You don’t send me flowers”…

  See and download the full gallery on posterous Well, “cauliflowers,” that is~ I spent this past weekend in Minneapolis visiting some dear friends—one of which was celebrating a birthday by having a little get-together at her house. Recently I have been on a cauliflower kick and when I was asked to make a pasta dish for the party, I …

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Behind the magic door~

  See and download the full gallery on posterous “And behind door number 3…” Often we imagine how grand it must be to sit in a piazza eating gelato, while enjoying the rushing sound of water as it cascades down an enormous carved horse, water nymph, or sea god. But those sights are for the masses, the peasants, the common …

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“Roll Torre!”

  See and download the full gallery on posterous And who says there is no connection between Italy and college football?! Being from Chicago almost automatically makes me a Chicago Bears fan. We have options when it comes to baseball in Chicago—the Cubs or the White Socks. But when it comes to football there is no other but—“da Bears.”  Proudly …

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“M”…”I”…”C”…

  See and download the full gallery on posterous “See you in Siena…” I have been thinking about Siena lately—Alessandra’s brother Luca, who lives in Siena, has started writing to me, even though we never met while I lived in Viterbo with his mother and sister’s family in 2005, and the layout process for the book is beginning, so I …

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La Parola del Giorno…The Word of the Day~

  See and download the full gallery on posterous Salsicce~ “Marco, oggi facciamo salsicce per il pranzo,” Nonna said one morning as I finished my breakfast. I thought, “Wow! We are making sausages. I have never made sausages before. Where is the sausage machine?” But, alas, I was mistaken. She meant that we were going to cook sausages for lunch. …

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