The 25th of April is a very important day in Italy. It is known as Liberation Day, and up here in the Taro Valley, tucked into the Appenni Mountains, you are more likely to hear it heralded as the Celebration of the Resistance.Continue reading →
The Terre Di Canossa International Classic Car Challenge comes through our mountain town every year. Our town is in what we’ve come to dub “The Tri-State Region”. So, we are right in the middle of this fun ride!Continue reading →
Joe has written a new book, and we’re really excited to tell everyone about it, all over the world! We hope you’ll take a minute to check it out.Continue reading →
Cousin: Where are you going for Easter?
Joe: I don’t know. Should we be going somewhere?
Cousin: If you aren’t having a big family Easter at home, you need to go out to a restaurant!
I’m a good cook. I’ve cooked most of my life, and I have great role models in my family who are wonderful cooks! I’ve never been interested in sites like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, etc., because I know how to cook, know how to put together recipes, and have generally kept my family well fed. Almost on a lark I decided to check to see if there were “Blue Apron” type of sites in Italy. I was quite surprised to find out there are! Actually, I only found two.Continue reading →
In the great “downsizing” of 2015, when we sold our house and began our “empty nester” years, I whittled away at my book collection. Many books were given away or sold. I kept only those that I felt a strong … Continue reading →
We’re continuing to have a great time in Tennessee. During Christmas, we had the opportunity for 5 generations of women in our family to gather together for a wonderful time of family. Today the local newspaper had a nice write-up … Continue reading →
Tonight was a lovely evening of festivities in town. One of my favorites was the “fire extravaganza”. Prior to the display, a couple of great birds kept us company.Continue reading →
If you have ever traveled outside of your home country (or in many cases, outside of your home region), you know that “ethnic” foods morph into versions that are different. Sometimes better, sometimes worse, sometimes just different. I give you Exhibit A for different.Continue reading →
Joe needed a haircut, so today he went into the same barber shop that his father dragged him into as a child in 1966! Different barber though 🙂 He seemed more eager this time!Continue reading →