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Sprinkles or Jimmies?

What do you ask for when you want your ice cream cone topped with little pieces of confectionery? The answer…

Hot Toddy

Cold weather can mean getting toasty with a Hot Toddy, This bevvie warms two ways, with the hot liquid and…

Lychee Fruit

Lychee originated in southern China 1,000 years ago, but I didn’t eat it regularly until we were living in Hawaii.…

Movies that will make you want to visit France

Anyone who’s been to France knows it is a beautiful and romantic country. Here are a few movies that make…

Pizzolo in Sicily

In Greek mythology, Kalliope is the goddess of music, song and dance. She is also the muse of epic poetry.…

Music school in Lucca, Italy

Yet another entry in my long list of examples of why you should keep yourself open to saying “yes” to…

Living the dream

No matter how much you like your job, there are going to be those days. You know, those days when…

Flat White-the espresso drink of disputed origin

Not a latte and not a cappuccino, the flat white is a unique beverage all its own from, depending on…

Meli Kalima pineapple

When we lived in Hawaii, one of the most exciting things was discovering all the new foods. One of these…

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…in Italy

One of my favorite things about being in Italy in the fall and winter is the chestnut vendors. On almost…