Ciao, bella Italia (Positano)

Positano

Since we had such a relaxing time in Sorrento, we’ve decided to get our adrenaline pumping and took the death-defying daredevil bus ride to Positano. Note to self (and others): next time, take the boat! Continue reading “Ciao, bella Italia (Positano)”

Bastille Day

It was a double-celebratory weekend for France this July 14 and 15. Their team won the Soccer World Cup and added another star to their record, which happened right after Bastille Day, France’s National Holiday. I had a third reason to celebrate with a French twist: friendship – more specifically, a new friendship with French visitors to the U.S.

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Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Melon Pico

The July/August 2018 issue of Coastal Living is PERFECT. From the stories, to the picture-perfect pictures, to the recipes, it’s a feast for the senses. I was sure to jot down a few of the places I will have to sample when we hit the road next year. Meanwhile, with July 4th festivities approaching, I dog-eared some recipes to try out, including this mouth-watering looking jerk shrimp tacos with spicy melon pico recipe: Continue reading “Jerk Shrimp Tacos with Spicy Melon Pico”

Christmas in Knoxville, TN

This year we had a very quiet and unseasonably warm Christmas. We had a lovely Christmas Eve dinner, complete with sarmale (Romanian stuffed cabbage rolls), mamaliga (polenta), and red wine in good company. Christmas Day came with gift opening outside, on the deck, while soaking in the sun in 60-degree weather.

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