A Unique Gift: Adopt An Ancient Tuscan Olive Tree

If we have learned anything in dealing with COVID the past two years, we have hopefully learned, or at least have been reminded, of what is important in life. It is not money or material goods. Instead, it is faith, … Continue reading

Mushroom Risotto

With Thanksgiving behind us, many are beginning to plan for their Christmas Eve and Christmas day dinners. Even though the official holidays are a month away, it’s important to get a head start, given not only all the activities of the … Continue reading

Ribollita Soup, A Tuscan Staple and Favorite!

A few years ago, on one of our trips to the beautiful region of Tuscany, we spent a lovely, long day and evening in beautiful San Gimignano, Italy, a walled city in the heart of the hilltop town and rolling … Continue reading

Calamari! Hang on to Summer A Little Longer

Even though aisles are already loaded with Fall and Halloween decorations, and everyone is insisting that autumn is upon us, I am still hanging on to summer as long as possible. Even though this favorite season of mine officially ends … Continue reading

Puccini, La Bohème, and Italian Opera

Whenever I think of the opera, memories of my father come to mind. You may have heard me share the very special recording of my father, a vocalist, singing the traditional Italian Christmas carols. My Dad was a mechanical engineer, but … Continue reading