We arrived in Lecce the day before by train and had trouble sleeping. We woke up to the early morning light and crept out into the stillness of the morning, the grit on the damp stones beneath our feet making the only sound. Read more
From a small town in Sicily, from Ireland and England, to New York and Texas….and eventually to California, this is my family story.
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Sunday is chicken soup day at my house. We had a freakish May rain storm last night with gale force winds which brought much cooler weather than expected for the beaches in southern California. Here’s an easy recipe for bone broth Read more
No stir risotto? Seriously? Yup and Judy Witts Francini has the secret. Head on over to her new Dining with the Diva YouTube channel to learn her secret to this delicious saffron risotto with fresh asparagus. I substituted peas, because that’s what I had in the house, and that’s what cooking is all about. Super easy meal in just under 15 minutes.
All it takes is berries, phyllo dough, butter and little love. Who knew?
It is Sunday…….after all.
I don’t always make homemade pasta, sometimes preferring the chewy bite of a dried pasta. Never for things that require an extruder – although that is on my bucket list. Read more
My Italian American moment: On February 23, 1915, after a 15 day journey aboard the SS. Guglielmo from Palermo, Sicilia to New York City, my great grandfather Andrea Bavetta and his family arrived in the United States. Andrea was born in Sicily in October 1861 – not long after the unification of Italy.