Polenta Parmigiano

Last evening I made some tomato soup which, not surprisingly, always ends up more like my spaghetti sauce. So today I was faced with leftover sauce. What should I do? I wasn’t in the mood for traditional pasta and when I hunted through the cupboard I found the makings for rosemary parmesan polenta – a…

How I Experience Rome

Here are some fairly typical things to see when out and about in Rome. One of my favorite things is to just walk wherever my feet take me. Exploring tiny streets, looking in the doorways of neighborhood restaurants and experiencing the sounds of the city. I’m not a big city person, but Rome can become…

New Year – New Beginnings

Buon Anno! Starting the New Year with my photo featured on the cover of Romeing Magazine. I took this photo from the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome during my last trip in November 2019. With a circulation of over 30,000 – what an incredible honor! Photography is one of my passions but I…

Dutch Baby Morning

So – I’m on holiday. On vacation. Not working and not on any schedule.  After sleeping 14 hours last evening, I got up and saw a post on Facebook about popovers.  Lovely, gorgeous popovers.  I wanted them but, alas, no popover tins.  So the next best thing was a dutch baby – or puffed pancake. …

Contest Entry. I won a trip to Italy!!

Hi everyone. I shared link to my public Facebook account  and you responded.  Than you so much.  I’m won a trip to Italy!!!  Thank you so very much.  Grazie mille 🙂

Florence. It’s more than just the Gucci Museum.

It’s a gorgeous late summer day here in sunny southern California. The sky is blue, the ocean has an afternoon sparkle and I just got back in the house from a bit of gardening.  I’ve been “sharpening pencils” so to say, not doing chores.  Instead I’ve been skimming through my photos of my trips to…

Tuscan Sunshine and Gelato

Piazza Cisterna in San Gimignano gleams in the bright Tuscan sun. It’s a place that is well photographed by tourists and professionals alike – with good reason.  While you are there don’t miss the chance to grab some Gelato from the master at Dondoli.  If there is a line, it usually goes quickly and is…

Remember Monteriggioni

It’s not a place you forget, then again, either is Italy.  I’m hoping to return soon and have entered this photo in the contest.  If you would like to help, please visit my Instagram gallery   Otherwise, please enjoy this photo and let me know how you enjoyed this wonderful town in Tuscany

San Marco Basilica in Venice

Venice. The courtyard of the Doge’s Palace, facing the San Marco Basilica. It was such a hot – over 95 degrees – day with humidity soaring. But we were determined to see St. Mark’s Square. We just couldn’t leave Venice without it. I was lucky to be able to get this shot as the square…

Cicchetti in Venice, A Tasty Treat

Hello. It’s me. Yes, it’s been awhile but I’m back!  Since I last posted I’ve been on many journeys.  Up and down in Spain, Tuscany and Rome again, Venice for the first time and to the Friuli region of Italy.   The photo above is from Venice where the Spritz reigns king. Here you can see…