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What’s Important – Today It’s Back to Working on My Italian

So much has happened in our lives the past 6 months.  We returned from 3+ unbelievably rewarding months in Italy and came home to gardens and fall and wedding planning and holidays and then the actual wedding!!!  It was a … Continue reading

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First of all I want to give a thank you shout-out to a friend and past co-worker Brenda. Last week I saw Brenda at a conference, and she told me how much she missed reading my blog.  Her encouraging words got … Continue reading

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So many museums…so little time! There are 72 museums worth visiting in Florence according to this website, and at this point FHFB and I have visited 27 of them, with one of the highlights being, can you believe it, the Ferragamo Museum??? The first … Continue reading

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Okay, the food…it’s just spectacular!

When we first decided to spend three months in Florence, one of the things we were most looking forward to was shopping in the local markets and cooking meals in the apartment.  There are two major local markets that are within … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Little Farm in Panicale, Umbria

Over this past weekend FHFB and I spent some time with his cousin Mario and his wife Pam at their little farm in Panicale, Umbria.  The trip is about a 90 minute train ride from the Santa Maria Novello train … Continue reading

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Trattorias, Osterias and Ristoranti

According to WiseGeek, … Trattoria is an Italian term for a fairly casual, mid-priced restaurant. Less formal than a ristorante and more formal than an osteria, the trattoria is traditionally a family-run establishment that offers simple fare and a relaxed atmosphere. … Continue reading

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“Mangia Salvatore!!”

For some reason my dad always says “Mangia Salvatore!!” whenever he sits down to a huge Italian dinner. FHFB and I have been busy downsizing our ordering out at restaurants –  feeling less anxious if we don’t always order a primi and second – … Continue reading

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