Sweet & Spicy Mostarda

Winter in California brings citrus – lemons, oranges, tangerines and limes. This year, I am fortunate to have friends with bountiful backyards and citrus farms that have gifted me with some gorgeous lemons. So, today I shall make mostarda – which is essentially candied fruit with essence of mustard (which a friend brought me from…

Roman Fruit Stand

Fruit and vegetable displays are everywhere in Rome. Here’s an example of one, just around the corner from the Trevi Fountain. I recently posted this on Facebook and so many people remembered it! They even showed me photos! Have you seen this?

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…