Festa della Mamma – Happy Mother’s Day

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We celebrated my mother with a tasty Blueberry Lemon Cake recipe from Food 52 .  What did you do today? Read more

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Little Italy in San Francisco

Grant Street, San Fransicso
Christmas Lights on Grant Street, Little Italy in San Francisco

I was born in San Francisco.  When I take one of those silly quizzes that ask you all sorts of odd questions about what you like to do, they always ends up telling me I should move back.  Maybe. Maybe some day. Read more

A Master’s Tools

Decades of tools, handed down from generation to generation outlined on the worktable  of master wood carver Filippo Romagnoli located in Chiantishire near Firenze.  His grandfather’s original frame work hangs in the Louvre.  Over the decades they fashioned furniture, candelabras, chandeliers, etc. to adorn some of the most famous Florentine homes. I visited his workshop in June 2016 and was able to see where the master works,  and learn about the history. His work continues along with corzetti pasta stamps, rolling pins and much more. These are are available to you via his Etsy shop.  His Facebook page has great videos and photos of his work.

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