Risotto ~ unravelled

It always amazes me how many lovers of risotto who won’t attempt making the delectable, versatile, creamy dish… I hope you’ll take 20 minutes to make it for your family ~ to make it for yourself! History of Risotto The history of risotto is naturally tied to the history of rice in Italy. While there…

Oh, sweet Italia ~

  A friend recently wrote of her biking excursions through Aviano ~ instead of feeling jealous, I was so happy that she has embraced the lifestyle of this amazing country.  I closed my eyes and imagined a jaunt down Viale S Giorgio, to the Tuesday market for cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables, fragrant flowers (roses,…

Month of the Military Child

                  These are my kiddos ~ they are children of the world… they were born in three different places, sprouting and growing shallow roots through their vast experiences everywhere else.  I am so very proud of them, of all they have accomplished in spite of moving every two…

Colors of the Rainbow ~ and my kitchen

The “canned food” section of my kitchen!  I have cans of Hatch Green Chile, Coconut Milk, Water Chestnuts and Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes in my pantry, but that is it.  For most meals, our plates look like a color bomb exploded!  Fresh this, fresh that ~ You can’t help feeling healthy with every bite!…

Food from Friends… The Marriage of Poland and Italy

I am so excited and honored to be sharing this post today!  I know what you’re thinking… “Poland and Italy?  Is she crazy?”   Mr and Mrs D ~ second family to my husband after he immigrated with his family and moved to Ohio, are amazing.  Mr D is the typical hard-working, generous and kind-hearted…

Bitter-Sweet

In Italy, there’s this drink called Bitter (pronounced ‘beet-air’).And boy, they’re not joking around.It is very bitter, and used as a digestive.I’m not sure if it works, but Italians, Sicilians especially, love to serve it after a meal.And Italians, Sicilians especially, don’t like to be told no when it comes to any part of a…