August 2013

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zucchini fries

zucchini fries

I had a moment over these zucchini fries a couple of weekends ago. When we were in Italy we sat on our inn’s rooftop terrace with a couple of Canadians.  They had come from Rome and Florence as well, and we were talking about the things we had loved and the things that had been … more

hot and hot grilled chicken

hot and hot grilled chicken

I never thought I would get to this point, but after about five or six days of being in Italy and wandering around streets trying to figure out what to eat, I told Gerrit that I was tired of eating in restaurants.  Yes, we had some amazing food (and, like anywhere else, we had some … more

italy: cinque terre

italy: cinque terre

I don’t remember how we stumbled across Cinque Terre…I think in doing our research on Italy we saw a picture online and simultaneously said “We have to go there.”  And it did not disappoint.  It was beautiful, almost surreal.  The sea (I just kept reminding myself: this is the Mediterranean!) was a true azul, clear … more

a month of meals: july 2013

a month of meals: july 2013

{More: January 2013 : February 2013 : March 2013 : April 2013 : May & June 2013} Favorite dish/meal: Hands down, as far as meals made at home go (and honestly possibly even beating all the meals we had in Italy, which is saying a lot), the Swiss Mushroom Steak Crepes I made at the beginning of the month were by far the favorite.  I … more

italy: florence

italy: florence

Out of everywhere we went, Florence was my favorite (despite the fact that it was ridiculously hot).  Walking down the streets of Florence felt like walking in the Renaissance.  We stayed in a private room in an apartment where the our hosts had the most amazing view of the Duomo.  We were only there for … more