Bring on Christmas!

If you follow International news, especially news regarding Italy, you know that we have been and still are in an economic crisis.  I will admit that when the “c” word started to make its rounds on the news circuit, I didn’t think much of it.  […]

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Discover Calabria: Crotone

Crotone is a city and commune in Calabria on the Ionian Sea.  The city goes back a long way in history, having been founded in 710 BC by Greek settlers who colonized the coastal areas of Southern Italy known as Magna Graecia (which in Latin […]

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L’Epifania and La Befana

Viene, viene la Befana Vien dai monti a notte fonda Come è stanca! la circonda Neve e gelo e tramontana! Viene, viene la Befana American children leave a stocking out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve (December 23th) however here in Italy children leave a […]

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Italianizzarsi ~ Becoming Italian

Italianizzarsi – diventare simile a un italiano per lingua o cultura (to become similar to an Italian by language or culture) One of my good friends here in Italy mentioned that I’ve become more Italian since she’s known me.  I found her observation very interesting […]

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5 Questions With… In Italy Tours

Calabria is the place I’ve been calling home for almost 2 years now.  It is a place that at times is overlooked but there are also many times when someone, much like Tania of In Italy Tours, find themselves completely smitten with the beauty and […]

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World Nutella Day 2012

It’s that oh so special delightful day we like to call, World Nutella Day!!! In previous years, I’ve participated in World Nutella Nutella Day with Mom & Me’s Nutella & Peanut Butter Cookies where I incorporated Nutella into an original recipe I’ve made many times […]

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